Have you seen this photo series yet?
It’s a project by photographer Anna Skladmann who spent years taking pictures of the children of Russia’s new elite.
Here’s what Skladmann said about the pictures and the kids in an interview with Spiegel.de:
“….they live in a secluded world. Some leave that world, to go to a public ballet school, for example. Their parents are attempting to make up for the Soviet times — they only want the best for their children. They receive private language lessons, they go swimming or play tennis. The lives of these children are very planned and regimented. That forces them to grow up quicker.” – Anna Skladmann
What a world, no? Fascinating and strangely sad…
What would you do if you suddenly had the amount of money Russia’s new oligarchs found themselves with? How do you think your kids would live??