The bus is the main public transportation in Kazan, the capital of the autonomous Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. Even though the car is the most prestigious way to travel through the city, the bus system is intricately designed and used by all sorts of people, independent of age, gender or social class.
During my one month stay in Kazan I used the bus daily. Not just to move from point A to point B, but to observe and to photograph the passengers in this strange little microcosm. It was a great way to gain cultural insights and to get close to Russian people without being intrusive.