Mauluu-Suu is a small city in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During 22 years they mined the area for uranium, producing 10.000 tons of yellowcake uranium for the Soviet nuclearbombs and powerplants. The city was classified and people was unable to get out or get in without a good reason and after 1991 when the soviet union collapsed, the city went into social freefall plumping from population of 55.000 to 15.000 in one year.
How has the city that one was the pride of soviet times recovered and how is life in this little remote city in Kyrgyzstan – this is a photo from my story about the city where uranium waste and soviet lifestyle is still a big part of the Mailuu-Suu population.
In the uranium waste hills children are playing war at evening time. The print comes with signed certificate of authenticity.