Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vietnamese Restaurants in Moscow

Menu from a VietKafe diner Advertisements

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All about Eve at Moscow Film Fest (2013)

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My moviegoing experience for today :)

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Balabanov’s Happy Days Screening

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A Rodchenko-Style Photograph: Workers of All Countries Unite

    Construction workers from four nations work in my mom’s apartment: Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. It looks like they are erecting something like a Moscow subway station in my mom’s bathroom.  Many people in Moscow are obsessed with tile … Continue reading

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June 18th. Will this REMONT ever end?

I feel like an army that is bogged down in endless and senseless trench warfare 🙂 The toilet bowl looks like an opening into the other dimension that will swallow me soon.  The only distraction is a wonderful article on … Continue reading

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From Gorbachev to Eltsyn (17 June, 2013)

The stage of dismantling the old regime is over.  Now it is time for building the new structure.Reliving Russia’s transition to democracy on the example of one apartment 🙂

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This is called REMONT. Lena says the room looks like a torture chamber from Law and Order SVU :)

Renovating a Soviet-era apartment is my little perestroika. I feel like Gorby. These pictures is part of my glasnost campaign. 🙂

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German Expressionism in my life

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REMONT as the Russian National Idea. Read the inscription on the worker’s jacket.

I told you the REMONT is Russian national idea of post-communist era. Read the inscription on the worker’s jacket.

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