According to the information received, the majority of aircraft hijackings committed with the purpose of leaving the USSR were in 1970, 1973, 1977, 1978 and 1990.
Photobook-guide from archival materials concerning the subject of aircraft hijackings in the USSR (1954-1991).
An attempt to explore the symbolic space of international borders and their imagined crossing by Soviet citizens who dreamed of leaving “the place of oppression” and raved about the “freedom” of the Western way of life. In order to achieve it, all one had to do was to get the plane to fly in the right direction.
My interest lies in how a closed society affects the political imagination of its inhabitants and, moreover, shapes the specific relationship between citizens and the state.
112 pp. Print run of 60 copies, 15 x 19 cm.