December 28, 2016

30 Amazing Black and White Photographs That Capture Short-Lived Rock Scene in the USSR

Russian photographer Igor Mukhin has been shooting crucial moments in Russian cultural history since the 1980s, from booming rock subcultures in Leningrad to political protests in Moscow in 2011.

His new book, I've Seen Rock n' Roll, concentrates on former: the unique and short-lived rock scene in Leningrad that flourished during perestroika in the late 80s.

From semi-underground gigs to everyday life, Mukhin followed the musicians and the youthful scene surrounding them – the tusovka – capturing the backstage lives of the first Russian rock stars, and the febrile atmosphere of a country in transition.


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