Civil Defence

Civil defence exercises

Photo: [Valery Titievsky](http://dotfoto.blogspot.com/).

[Civil defence exercises](http://dotfoto.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-post_2277.html) in one of the local schools. Novosibirsk, USSR, 1989.

Shadow Hands

Shadow Hands

This fantastic [Shadow Hands](http://www.keepcalmgallery.com/products/view/shadow-hands) print has been taken from an original drawing by Alyson Fox. Each print is from an unsigned limited edition.

Herzau in Novosibirsk

Andreas Herzau

Photo: Andreas Herzau.

[HelloHamburg HelloNewYork](http://hellonewyorkhellohamburg.blogspot.com/) is a blog about street photography by [Andreas Herzau](http://herzauonscreen.com/) in Hamburg and [Stefan Falke](http://www.stefanfalke.com/) in New York.

Andreas Herzau currently resides in Novosibirsk, Russia, and makes nice shots every day.

Natalia Vodianova: I try to be a good mother

Natalia Vodianova
Natalia Vodianova. Photos by [Maya Shelkovnikova](http://lubitel.su/).

Natalia Vodianova’s the [Naked Heart Foundation](http://www.nakedheart.org/), which builds play parks for Russian children, has opened its playground in Novosibirsk, Russia, on 20th of September. Natalia Vodianova told at the press-conference the playground was built with the support of local authorities for about 9 millions rubles which were shared between the foundation, city administration and local NGO. Read More

Helen Zille: Do the best you can and never give up

Helen Zille

Helen Zille is the Mayor of Cape Town and leader of the Democratic Alliance political party, South Africa’s official opposition. Helen Zille has reached the final shortlist of 11 world mayors in the World Mayor Award for 2008, and she is the only remaining mayor of an African city. In her interview for metkere.com Helen Zille told about environmental sustainability, the preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and her vision for the future of Cape Town. Read More