|The road to nowhere in Turkmenistan|
as seen in Aleksandr Gutman's
The Russians Have Gone (1990).
Oddly, Journeyman's accompanying description of the film refers to it as taking place in Armenia in the aftermath of the 1988 earthquake. This error most likely derives from the fact that they confused this film with another Gutman documentary called Frescoes (2003) which dealt with the aftermath of the 1988 Armenian earthquake. You can watch that film in its entirety online here.
In any case, this film possesses a strong postmodern quality to it and, as the YouTube description even states, it almost has "the feel of a Beckett play." Set against a landscape blighted by desolation and industrial decay, the work includes footage of dromedary camels lazily strolling into rundown cities, Turkmen children reciting Mayakovsky, and prisoners marching dutifully behind a wire fence. It also includes thoughts from a local immigrant from Daghestan who notes that while most of the Russians and other Soviet nationalities have left, he has decided to stay and learn the Turkmen language.
The Russians Have Gone was Gutman's third documentary film and it won awards at international festivals in Egypt, Finland, and Belgium.
UPDATE (26 February 2017): Journeyman uploaded Gutman's full film on YouTube in June 2016, just four months after the filmmaker's passing on 17 February 2016. Notably, Journeyman still oddly and erroneously insists that that the film is about Armenia rather than Turkmenistan.