Moscow’s lesson: Don’t be a cynic.
A miniature of St. Basil’s Cathedral in an abandoned corner of Izmailovo Market, Moscow. Before going to Moscow, I had a wonderfully naïve, holier-than-thou attitude towards Russia. Russia was a corrupt and backwards country, and I—the diligent young journalist—was going to uncover all its problems from a lofty bed and breakfast. In case my flippant […]
The Metro is Moscow
Without looking up from his cell phone, the twenty-something silently stood up from his seat, giving it to an old woman. Similarly, the old woman never looked up from the floor, but muttered what I assume was a thank you. The subway car was entirely silent except for the beating of metal wheels pushing the […]