“Do you want to go to Russia?”

A monument to the people standing just outside St. Basil;’s Cathedral

The Moscow Times introduces us to the man who said “yes” to that question, and how it changed his life.

Throughout his foreign career, Stephenson took photos and, one presumes, notes on the sights and events he witnessed. None were more dramatic than the changes he saw and captured on film in Russia in the most tumultuous years of the post-Soviet transformation. He has gathered them together in a fascinating book called “We Are Building Capitalism! Moscow in Transition 1992-1997.”

Interested in the book? Here’s a link to buy one.


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