This photographic essay reflects the final hours in the existence of the Hotel Rossija before its final demolitian in 2006. Opened in 1967 in Moscow; it was at the time the world’s largest hotel. The hotel was a monumental symbol of the Cold War era and, with its view over the Kremlin was frequented by diplomats, intellectuals, international television teams and prostitutes alike. After Glasnost and the fall of the Iron Curtain, despite great interest from real estate speculation, the building fell into a sharp decline; demonstrating the realities of the dramatic changes that have taken place in Moscow since the mid-nineties.
Moscow, Russia, 2005-2006