"Photostroika", U. Baar Verlag, Zurich (GERMAN)

This book's photographs communicate to the observer an absolutely realist look into the daily life in nowdays Soviet Union. Exceptional emotion charged photographs which show the, until now, unknown of this "kamerascheunen" country. For once, there are no soldiers marching in parade on the Red Square nor Bolschoi Ballet portraits, but rather close everyday life situations, spontaneously photographed with brilliance.

This special edition of People magazine is the result of a 40.000 km and 6 week long trip through the Soviet Union with a dedicated team from People magazine. From Moscow to the deepest heart of Siberia, where temparatures reached down to - 40C, Jiri Jiru captured shots which enabled American readers to become familiar with Russian life for the first time since the end of the cold war. No effort were spared !