A stroll through the Baikonur Cosmodrome’s neighborhood.
Photographs by James Hill
Built in 1955 as a test center for the world’s first intercontinental missile, the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is closed to outsiders, except during launches with an international crew. Last May, British photographer James Hill, a 14-year resident of Moscow, attended a launch for the first time, and, though he is accustomed to the many murals and statues in Russian cities, he saw something slightly different in Baikonur: “Everything you see,” he says, “is related to space.”
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