This image was taken in the City of Perm, located on the western slopes of the Ural Mountains. It is referred to as the ‘Gateway to Siberia’. During the Soviet times, it was called Molotov and was the principal centre of military manufacturing and weaponry. Despite having a population of 1 million, few people outside the Urals knew it existed. It did not appear on any Soviet made maps, nor did any roads lead to it.
This image has been used as the cover for the Nobel Prize for Literature, Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich.
- Rory Carnegie
Signature: Signed by artist and embossed with ILEX Gallery seal