From 12 December 2013 to 4 January 2014, the International Union of Railways will host a free photo exhibition on the theme “Russia through a Train Window″. The exhibition, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Russian Railways, will feature two projects separated by a century-long period: a contemporary image of Russia through the camera of Anton Lange, and a historical view through pictures taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky at the beginning of the 20th century.
The photos have captured almost all of Russia to give a lively image of the country. You’ll travel through the most impressive Russian regions, such as Central Russia, Lake Baikal, Sakhalin Island, Siberia, the Urals, the Black Sea Coast, the Volga regions, the Baikal-Amur Mainline, the Golden Ring, the Kola Peninsula.
Dozens of photos will combine a variety of art photography genres: landscape and genre photography, architectural photos of cultural monuments and skyscrapers of modern Russia, reports on the life of regions and everyday routine of major cities.
This free exhibition will be held in the lobby of the UIC building headquarters and can be visited from Monday to Friday, between 9:00 and 17:00.
To kick off the event, Mr Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways and Chairman of UIC, and Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director-General of UIC, will inaugurate the exhibition on 12 December.