Veterans
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Each May veterans of World War II come out into the streets of post-soviet cities under victiry banners. This year 60 thousand World War II veterans, who reached the age of 85, are left in Ukraine.
364 days a year those who crossed the fields of World War II more than half a century ago presently live in an abandoned and devastated state, witnessing the memories of their war pass under another color. The color of internal fight and pseudo-political speculation running even higher each year in Ukraine.

This series is a tibute to mortality of human being, fragility of humankind memory, one battleground turing into another. A landscape of weary lives in the glow of sparkling medals and carefully preserved parade uniforms. Symbols of entities fading right before our eyes, still firm with its iron cold grip.

Igor Chekachkov, "Veterans series", 2013-2014