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Russian soldier with piano

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Many years ago I found this photo of a russian soldier playing a piano. Photo is from Grozny, during the First Chechnya War. Many sources indicate it from 1994 but it's 1995, think february ...

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Anyway, used Verlinden's piano keyboard (only that :D ) and some figure pieces. Car license plate on piano really existed, I burned it to dramatize. The only colourful thing are handkerchief and twig under the left boot - obvious meaning ...
Written on the back of piano is in russian and it means GROZNY ...

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Thanks for your time

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Nice dio - interesting to see a presentation that doesnt involve a tangle of steel or a pile of bodies!

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That's impressive and reallly tells a story.
Verlinden - so probably 1/35?

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Thanks guys, yes it's 1/35,the only piano I found :lol:

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Very eerie and atmospheric.

I went to a talk by Jeremy Bowen - the BBC war correspondent - a few years ago. Someone in the audience asked what the worst conflict he had ever covered was and without any hesitation he said it was unquestionably Grozny. He described the drive from the outskirts (where foreign journalists were staying) into them city centre as being like a descent into hell. Pretty sobering. I think most people were expecting him to say Beirut, Sarajevo, Mogadishu, Fallujah etc..

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Outstanding

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