Friday Photo: The Great Robot of Eurasia

A massive statue of a robot stands outside the former Soviet-era synthetic rubber factory in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan. (Rena Effendi for EurasiaNet) Click here for the rest of Effendi’s stunning photo essay from this environmentally devastated city.

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A massive statue of a robot stands outside the former Soviet-era synthetic rubber factory in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan. (Rena Effendi for EurasiaNet)

Click here for the rest of Effendi's stunning photo essay from this environmentally devastated city.

A massive statue of a robot stands outside the former Soviet-era synthetic rubber factory in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan. (Rena Effendi for EurasiaNet)

Click here for the rest of Effendi’s stunning photo essay from this environmentally devastated city.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy Twitter: @joshuakeating

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