This Is What Happens When The Soviets Build Bus Stops

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a spaceship that crash-landed in the Soviet desert?


It’s a bus stop unlike anything you’ve ever seen. A Soviet bus stop. A study in bizarre. Striking the delicate balance between modern art and clinical insanity, they adorn the wasteland in places you’d never expect.


Photos by Chris Herwig

By Max Bears

Not much is known about Max Bears, except for his obsession with the Russian language and Apple products. Sometimes seen on a bicycle around downtown Moscow, he is indistinguishable from the wild bears that roam the streets of Russia's capital.