“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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“Where dreams meet. Russian women" book presentation took place in Pisa
On the eve of March 8, the Russian Center of the University of Pisa introduced Italian readers to the book by Margarita Belgioioso “Where dreams meet. Russian women".
The writer and journalist presented not only the fate, but also the historical background against which the life of the main characters of the book took place. From the abolition of serfdom to the uprisings of the Decembrists, from the assassination of Tsar Alexander II to the Bolshevik revolution, from the blockade of Leningrad to perestroika.
Writers, poetesses, dancers, artists, revolutionaries, influencers, dissidents: women who met, lived in the same house, or fought for the same ideals. Telling their unusual stories, the author draws a complex world, previously largely unknown. The epilogue of the book is dedicated to Anna Politkovskaya, whom Margarita Belgioioso personally met during her life and work in Moscow as a journalist.
The presentation of the book took place at the University of Pisa.
Anastasia Kondrasheva, Pisa
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