Saturday, 25 August 2007

In Russia

After following in Venedikt Erofeev's wake from Moscow to Petushki, journalist Grigory Pasko is now travelling with Aleksandr Radishchev from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

Fascinating journeys, both.


Erofeev wrote the funny and tragic samizdat satire "Moscow-Petushki" in 1970.

Radishchev was a radical who published his "Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow" in 1790 and was exiled to Siberia by Catherine the Great as a result.

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