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Research and plein air:
ID: A17.1


Research plein air:
PUST* in Belavezha Forest




Date:
July 5 – 18, 2017  

The plein air conference is devoted to the research of the Belovezhsky Agreement of 1991.


Places:
Minsk and Belavezha Forest, Belarus

PUST*  team:
Yuri Akbalkan, Daria Plokhova, Alexandra Portyannikova, Sergey Shabohin, Snezhana Vinogradova


Camera:
Alexey Kubasov

Support:
Goethe-Institut St. Petersburg




Working materials



The project ПУСТ* (PUST*) refers to events that took place on December 7-8, 1991, during which the presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the Belavezha Accords, officially dissolving the Soviet Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The authors of the ПУСТ* project are representative of a generation that witnessed the disintegration of the Soviet Union and thereby helped shape the historical trauma of the era.
Belavezha Accords,
1991


*
ПУСТ (PUST) – the title of the project refers to the Old-Slavic etymology of the word пуща (Puschtscha), which means a “primeval forest”. The word was formed from the short form of the adjective пуст (empty). Several words from the same root can be found in Slavic languages: пустота (emptiness), пустыня (desert), пусть (let it be).