Taras, Kazakhstan

Taras, Kazakhstan

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Pitsunda, Abkhazia/Georgia

Pitsunda, Abkhazia/Georgia

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Astrašycki Haradok, Belarus

Astrašycki Haradok, Belarus

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Aralsk, Kazakhstan

Aralsk, Kazakhstan

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Slabodka, Belarus

Slabodka, Belarus

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Pitsunda, Abkhazia/Georgia

Pitsunda, Abkhazia/Georgia

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Niitsiku, Estonia

Niitsiku, Estonia

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Gagra, Abkhazia/Georgia

Gagra, Abkhazia/Georgia

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Charyn, Kazakhstan

Charyn, Kazakhstan

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Saratak, Armenia

Saratak, Armenia

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Shymkent, Kazakhstan

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing
Machuhi, Ukraine

Machuhi, Ukraine

© Christopher Herwig/FUEL Publishing

What look very much like props from the set of a science fiction film
are in fact shelters, where Soviet citizens once waited for the bus. These architectural gems are only a handful of the many relics and witnesses to past history that can be found throughout the former U.S.S.R. Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig traveled some 30 000 kilometers through 14 countries by car, bike, bus and cab, taking pictures. His illustrated book Soviet Bus Stops is available at fuel-design.com/publishing.