Worker’s Paradise / 2016

The Moscow Metro still honours the building of socialism, even though socialism was dismantled and most of the city is now shaped by shopping malls and the new capitalist modes of production. Just as every other country plagued by poverty, Russia longs for more and more wealth and wants to put it on a display: big expensive cars, furs and fashion, high-rise buildings, trendy restaurants. But there is one place that has yet to be influenced by the spread of capitalism. The Moscow Metro, one of the cheapest modes of transportation in Russia, still celebrates labour, revolution and socialism.