Photograph by Gerd Ludwig
The Broken Empire
Russia's Changing Tides
 Alma-Aty, Kazakhstan, 1992
A woman at the Central Market in Alma-Aty in Kazakhstan on a Sunday morning. All sorts of things are being sold here, including animals.
RealAudio: Trade gas for vodka

A highway in Ukraine. 1992 -
As their economy sputters, many Ukrainians start to resort to the economics of barter to survive the hardships of forging a market economy. On a highway near Kiev, where gas is dear and vodka is plentiful, a stranded motorist offers one for the other, Ukraine.

Photograph by Gerd Ludwig
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