Monthly Archive: June 2008

Red phantoms-3

Feeling distantly curious about the car, I had no any thought it could concern me. However, my eyes were fixed at the fire escape staircase leading on the roof of the building. I regretted being disobedient to Red Mistress. Moreover, my instincts told me I was...

A few trivial thoughts about totalitarian state

Photo was made during one of manifestations in center of Vienna. The man with the dog has inscription at his shirt: “Nothing moves forward without Haider” According to my private statistics Jörg Haider is the most frequent Google search term after words sex and nudity that...

Red Phantoms-2

One flew over Cuckoo’s Nest When I was 19 years old, I failed entrance examination to the Kyrgyz university. First exam was English and I passed it very well. Then it came turn of composition. We were to write a few pages on the theme ‘Communism...

Meaningful background

Minister Doris Bures and Werner Faymann (SPOe) with Westbahnhof under reconstruction in background. I must confess I had sent emails to representatives of all Austrian political parties offering my services as photographer, and Franz Voves – governor of Styria (SPOe) was the only one who replied....

Red phantoms

There were hordes of successful soviet ideologues, which made their career imitating fierce creative activity. But it was not Zhanna case. She belonged to rare type of uncorrupted believers. She was person of sincerity and encyclopedia knowledge, but her eccentricity made her the scarecrow of the...

Red phantoms. Scarlet thread of my craze

Zhanna It was sunny spring of 1982. The university alley of apple and peach trees was all pink lace of blossoms. The air was fresh and clear. But I was ascending marble staircase of main building with monument of Great Chief at the top feeling chill...

Hurentag

Wien Green party action in defence of sex-workers rights during international whore day on 02 June at Urban-Loritz-Platz Mit dem Motto “SEX-ARBEIT(S)-RECHTE – JETZT!” sind die Grünen Frauen Wien in einer Solidaritäts- und Informationsaktion anlässlich des Internationalen Hurentags am 2. Juni mit den Vereinen LEFÖ –...