First McDonald’s in Moscow (1992). Photograph: Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
This reblog is totally off the subject for my blog. However, I think it is an extremely poignant story that needs to be paid attention to and its implications need to be understood by all of us.
I have written before about how wonderful I felt those years of early blogging and when photography sites and posts from almost all over the world appeared and there was a wonderful exchange of ideas and art and culture. I am still in awe of the fact that I had my work published in a Turkish design magazine and also in one of the big Russian photo publications.
“The opening of McDonald’s in Moscow in 1990 was a defining moment in the history of the Soviet Union, coming a year before its collapse. Mitya Kushelevich recalls his first-ever visit and explains why its shuttering matters…”