Thousands of Ukrainians and supporters of Ukraine took rally to Russian embassy in London. The same day autonomy government of Crimean peninsula hold referendum for independence from Ukraine and joining Russia.
My story about Transnistria, with personal comments on it, in “Der Spiegel” magazine iPad version.

Translation from german:

1. The Lenin monument at the main square of Ribnita, my hometown. As well as his many other monuments, this one still exists but without much relevance to the people. It remained more as a symbol of the times when they did not have to care a lot about how they were going to feed their children. This memory is so strong that it keeps the vision of the future in the mist. (the Main Square in Ribnita, the second biggest city at north of Transnistria)
No matter who is in charge at the end, People of Ukraine, you already won. Still immature to build the state, but ready enough to start it. The new chapter of Ukraine is only about you. Now I don’t have doubts. I felt it in the listening to your anthem in Maidan's canteen, and I see it know 80 days later.

This year I was selected as a finalist and a nominee at the "Circle of Life" contest on Vilnius Photo Circle Festival. It was a great pleasure and honor to meet new colleagues and see their work. I am also proud of Fausto Podavini who won the main prize with his "Mirella" story.

Lviv is a good partner to talk with. Each time I've been there was full of unexpectable experience. It was three parts meetings. First time the city allowed me to discover itself. Two years later it showed me it's current identities and on my third visit it's terrible history. I don't know if there are a lot of other cities that have the same sad story and changed all their habitants several times.

The capital of a land of fire for a decade has had a real boom in it's constructions. Although it's the richest city among Caucasian countries the income inequalities are immense. It's too clean and fancy in new parts, however you can follow and understand the locals and their culture in the parts that have not been revitalized yet.

Another iconic place in row with Times Square for all photographers who grown up staring at shots of Gilden, Winograd, Parr and others.

Times square had quite a rich history. Historical place of american mass meetings, it had its own ups and downs. Ironically symbol of american state and society after the WWII became a "dangerous" zone full of vice. For several decades it was popular by its strip clubs, adult theaters and different subcultures movements. Things have drasticaly changed since then and the only way to describe the difference is to quote one of american actress :