Russia, Grozny, Chechnya Blood and footprints in the snow following a Russian attack which killed the civilian driver of a car. In December 1994 Russian troops entered Chechnya in an attempt to quash the country's independence movement. Early promises of a quick victory were soon silenced as the Chechens put up fierce resistance to the Russian assault and the death toll mounted. Up to 100,000 people, many of them civilians, are estimated to have been killed in the 20 month war that followed.
Photographer, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, was one of the nation’s leading photographers at the beginning of the twentieth century. He was commissioned to capture a photographic record of Russia after the monarch saw his colour portrait of Leo Tolstoy.