DMITRI BELIAKOV

Photographer
   
CAUCASUS CHRONICLES:1999-2010
Location: MOSCOW
Nationality: RUSSIAN
Biography:   Photojournalist DMITRI BELIAKOV, born 1970, Russia, Vologda region, graduated from the Foreign languages department of Yaroslavl University and started working in 1993 as a translator-researcher for Express Newspapers UK and stringer for... read on
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CAUCASUS CHRONICLES:1999-2010
I took photos of the 2nd war in Chechnya and all the subsequent dramatic events in the North Caucasus from 1999 to 2010. 
I did not choose sides and took pictures everywhere I could, trying to get as close as possible to events. 

I became convinced that the gulf between the Caucasus and Russia is still too great and Russians do not understand the people who live in the Caucasus and do not acknowledge their complex culture. 

Sadly, it would be very hard to forget the mutual humiliation and pain, to erase the hatred and to fill it with respect for each other.
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THE ORDEAL:Last Witnesses of Stalin's Mass Exile

By DMITRI BELIAKOV — The Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s mass exiles of the North Caucasus ethnic minorities were some of his biggest crimes against humanity. They..
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KILLING TIME: Exclusively for Murderers...

By DMITRI BELIAKOV — Penal colony № 56 (Black Eagle) is a high security Russian prison exclusively for murderers, where 260 men, who altogether are responsible for 800..
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SPETSNAZ: Portraits of Secret Soldiers

By DMITRI BELIAKOV — The Russian Special Forces & Anti-Terror units (Spetsnaz) are the elite of Russia's armed forces - the country's toughest and best trained..
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BOLSHOY Vanity

By DMITRI BELIAKOV — There are 124 ballerinas altogether in the Bolshoi Theater and only 21 of them bear a magic title Premiere Danseuse.  What does it take to be..
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UKRAINE: Rigid Defense

By DMITRI BELIAKOV — In 2014-2015, with eastern Ukraine swept up in an armed conflict, close to a million people fled from the region… The war has transformed a..
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