Category: Soviet Empire

Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte – Where they go

What expects immigrants in Austria next year In Österreich soll durch die sogenannte “Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte” die Zuwanderung neu geregelt werden. Die auf einem Punktesystem basierende Regelung soll das bisherige Quotensystem ersetzen. Kriterien für die Zuwanderung sollen etwa bestimmte Qualifikationen, Deutschkenntnisse oder Nachfrage am Arbeitsmarkt sein. Innenministerin Maria...

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...

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...

Sale

Noticeable, that if you start doing anything seriously, soon you will realize that problems of any contemporary occupation arise mostly at promotion level. If you cannot market yourself, you can do nothing. In such arts, as cinematography and photography, the more gifted you are the less...

Schwarz und rot

Terrible bang at the door came after midnight. Since it was bars area, I reached for rolling pin and then shut open the door. Russian woman Natasha stood there together with her husband – short man with disproportional big hands. Natasha looked as child who broke...