1998 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

Jeremy Nicholl

Matrix International for Neue Züricher Zeitung

01 January, 1997

After visiting the steam room, a client is scrubbed by a staff member at Sandunovskaya Banya, Russia's most famous public bathhouse. After years of neglect the bathhouse has been restored to its former splendor. Located close to the Kremlin, the 200-year-old baths used to be popular with Communist Party cadres. Today they are a favorite meeting place for Moscow's nouveau riche.

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Jeremy Nicholl

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