In the 1980s Ukraine was under the rule of the Communist Party of Ukraine and the country was moving towards independent Ukraine. The economy of the country was drowning, the growth rate was declined, and the agricultural production was adversely affected by a series of droughts, a lack of incentives, and excessive centralization in collective farm management. The Chernobyl disaster proved to be the last nail in the coffin.
Ian Berry, a photographer documented the last years of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in his photographs. Here below are some of his photographs that capture life in Odessa from the 1980s.