Russia, Altai Territory, 2000 // by Jonas Bendiksen. Villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft, surrounded by thousands of white butterflies. Environmentalists fear for the region's future due to the toxic rocket fuel.
Jonas Bendiksen— The population of Transdniester is mainly ethnic Russians and the main religion is Russian Orthodox Christianity. Here, a priest gives his blessings before a christening in the icy waters of January.