moscow history

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The wicked flat.

 302-bis, Sadovaya street, Moscow. This is the very place where the Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov worked on his disputable novel “Master and Margarita”. I invite you to walk around this strange flat where the writer lived , the place which he made alive in his novel. I’ve read this book about 15 times in different ages - in youth, being a student, and being a man. Every time this book shows me different flavors and angles. It’s fun to see how my perception changes through these times. This book is my old friend and companion.

“- What would your Good do if there was no Evil? And how the Earth would look like if there were no shadows on it? ”

Ph:DanSpb

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The wicked flat.

302-bis, Sadovaya street, Moscow. This is the very place where the Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov worked on his disputable novel “Master and Margarita”. I invite you to walk around this strange flat where the writer lived , the place which he made alive in his novel. I’ve read this book about 15 times in different ages - in youth, being a student, and being a man. Every time this book shows me different flavors and angles. It’s fun to see how my perception changes through these times. This book is my old friend and companion.

“- What would your Good do if there was no Evil? And how the Earth would look like if there were no shadows on it? ”

Ph:DanSpb

Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904)
“The Doors of Tamerlane” (1872)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

“The Doors of Tamerlane” depict the entrance to the palace of Tamerlane in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Tamerlane (1336-1404) was a Turkic conqueror, born in Kash near Samarkand. He waged several devastating wars, conquering Persia (1392-96) and northern India (1398), and defeating the Ottomans and Mamlukes (1402). He died leading campaign against China.

The wicked flat.

302-bis, Sadovaya street, Moscow. This is the very place where the Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov worked on his disputable novel “Master and Margarita”. I invite you to walk around this strange flat where the writer lived , the place which he made alive in his novel. I’ve read this book about 15 times in different ages - in youth, being a student, and being a man. Every time this book shows me different flavors and angles. It’s fun to see how my perception changes through these times. This book is my old friend and companion.

“- What would your Good do if there was no Evil? And how the Earth would look like if there were no shadows on it? ”

Ph:DanSpb

Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904)
“Dervishes in holiday costumes. Tashkent” (1869-1870)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

A dervish is a member of a Muslim (specifically Sufi) religious order who has taken vows of poverty and austerity. Their focus is on the universal values of love and service, deserting the illusions of ego to reach God.

Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan.