Awesome Portraits of Russian Old People

From the photographer that brought you children of the Russian elite, here’s a new series from Anna Skladmann: Veterans, spotted by Vice. These babushkas and dedushkas (but mostly, babushkas) are adorable. See them enjoying a hand-rolled smoke, taking their dignified flab out to the beach for a tan and strutting in their army uniforms, garlanded with medals. Yes, some of them are war vets — you can tell them by the ceremonial bunches of carnations and tulips and their V Day smiles — but most are “vets of life.” They look like they’ve got some great stories, don’t you think?

Photo credit: Anna Skladmann