Monthly Archive: April 2021

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 –...

Earthquake-3

When I came back to lathe, I saw inspector with measure gadget there probing my patterns. He declared high percentage of deficiency and recommended to sharpen the drill. It was smoke break in instrumental store, and a group of middle-aged workers gathered around the table. Black...

Earthquake-2

The moral postulate of soviet society was simple: who does not work must not eat, and parasitism was considered to be hardest sin. One could even be in problems with police suspected in parasitic mode of existence. Living in center of Europe nowadays, I see symbiotic...

Earthquake

It was 5 o’clock in the morning. I lay in darkness of the room awaken by strange sensation. The night was sticky and still, and full moon accompanied by blinking pearl of lonely star beamed in the open window. A moment later neighbors dog gave low...

Action of the Greens

Action in defense of same-gender partnership It was rather hot morning, and I felt the gravity of my photo bag, walking by zigzags and asking every pedestrian where civil registry office is. I anticipated picturesque manifestation at the place, but found only small group there. As...

Social-democrats and communists

1st May Demo It was traditional the 1 May demo and Day of the Work in Vienna yesterday, and to express their solidarity with social-democratic, communist and national minorities movements in the country thousands of people marched along streets of the city toward Parliament and City...

Galina als Putzfrau

Galina as cleanlady Do you remember feeling of being hurt? When you are hurt, you see as if others act on evil free will. In reality we all have very little of free will. When analyzing your private history, that could be history of anybody else,...

Attachments-3

With my first old Nikon hidden under the jacket that made me look at least 6 month pregnant. I crept in one of multistoried houses (Laufhaeuse) where prostitutes rented working rooms. Though houses looked shabby outside, wooden panels, leather armchairs and thick carpets preserved air of...

Attachments-2

Most probable, men of power never pay visits to local brothels, where they can be spied out. If somebody appeared at least once on the screen of TV, it was risky for him to break with the air of lewd innocence in whorehouses or visit corrupted...

Attachments-1

Our attachments is the source of our problems. You are attached when you think your life would be impossible without what you are crazy about. Ten years ago, I was standing in the long line behind the doors of British embassy in Moscow with supreme trepidation...