Yearly Archive: 2008

Agression of Homeless Wienerwurst

My adventures with Wohnbeihilfe and Austrian post-office Do you know somebody never making mistakes? It must be specie of artificial intellect. Humans simply need to miss a target now and then to guarantee one accurate shot. I don’t claim to be possessor of absolute truth. Like...

Michi Häupl bioline

Михаил Хойпль – австрийский политик от социал-демократической партии. Начиная с 1994 года является бургомистром Вены. Будучи школьником, Михаил, также как и его младший брат, являлся членом национал-освободительного юношеского движения (Pennalen Burschenschaft) В Кремсе. После окончания гимназии, он изучал биологию и зоологию в Венском университете. Хойпль стал...

Alexander Van der Bellen

Alexander Van der Bellen, leader of the Greens, during final event of election campaign in Wien Museum at Karlsplatz. Considering technical aspects of photo, it is one of my lucky ones, as it was very pleasing white light in the conference hall, and being in top...

Glance of Alfred Gusenbauer

It was election campaign event in Vienna Stadthalle, which attracted thousands of people who expressed their support for social democrats prime candidate Werner Faymann. I talked to a few ordinary persons who enjoyed themselves in buffet of concert hall during the speech of Werner Faymann looking...

Statistics Austria

Migration statistics Austria International migration balance to and from Austria by citizenship 2000-2007 2000/Total 17 272 (Austrian citizens: -4 315; Foreign citizens:+21587) 2007/Total 32 714 (Austrian citizens: -5 509; Foreign citizens: +38 223); 38 223 foreign citizens migrated from abroad and settled in Austria in 2007,...

Sweat and Tears

  Alfred Gusenbauer, the tenth chancellor in the history of the Second Austrian Republic, will be remembered for his short time in that position. Gusenbauer has been Chancellor for 545 days. With an early general election likely to be held by the end of September, he...

Red phantoms-3

Feeling distantly curious about the car, I had no any thought it could concern me. However, my eyes were fixed at the fire escape staircase leading on the roof of the building. I regretted being disobedient to Red Mistress. Moreover, my instincts told me I was...

A few trivial thoughts about totalitarian state

Photo was made during one of manifestations in center of Vienna. The man with the dog has inscription at his shirt: “Nothing moves forward without Haider” According to my private statistics Jörg Haider is the most frequent Google search term after words sex and nudity that...

Red Phantoms-2

One flew over Cuckoo’s Nest When I was 19 years old, I failed entrance examination to the Kyrgyz university. First exam was English and I passed it very well. Then it came turn of composition. We were to write a few pages on the theme ‘Communism...

Meaningful background

Minister Doris Bures and Werner Faymann (SPOe) with Westbahnhof under reconstruction in background. I must confess I had sent emails to representatives of all Austrian political parties offering my services as photographer, and Franz Voves – governor of Styria (SPOe) was the only one who replied....

Red phantoms

There were hordes of successful soviet ideologues, which made their career imitating fierce creative activity. But it was not Zhanna case. She belonged to rare type of uncorrupted believers. She was person of sincerity and encyclopedia knowledge, but her eccentricity made her the scarecrow of the...

Red phantoms. Scarlet thread of my craze

Zhanna It was sunny spring of 1982. The university alley of apple and peach trees was all pink lace of blossoms. The air was fresh and clear. But I was ascending marble staircase of main building with monument of Great Chief at the top feeling chill...

Hurentag

Wien Green party action in defence of sex-workers rights during international whore day on 02 June at Urban-Loritz-Platz Mit dem Motto “SEX-ARBEIT(S)-RECHTE – JETZT!” sind die Grünen Frauen Wien in einer Solidaritäts- und Informationsaktion anlässlich des Internationalen Hurentags am 2. Juni mit den Vereinen LEFÖ –...

Earthquake-3

When I came back to lathe, I saw inspector with measure gadget there probing my patterns. He declared high percentage of deficiency and recommended to sharpen the drill. It was smoke break in instrumental store, and a group of middle-aged workers gathered around the table. Black...