"The favourite city of Messir..." Moscow by vodolaz
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I didn`t want to write about Moscow.
You`d better read Gilyarovskiy or Bulgakov. There are too many VT members , making standard pics of Kremlin , Red Square , Bolshoi ... etc. Those views you can find on every postcard. And Moscow for me is at first city of Messir , city of Vysotskiy...
St. Basil`s Cathedral or Tsar-Cannon is just the symbol of Moscow - beautiful , wonderful , incredible - but symbol .
I am an indigene moskvitch , live in Moscow over 40 years and this city is my Love , my Pain and my Life.
And Life is deeper than symbol , Love is deeper...
So the only thing I can offer to your attention is non standard view on Moscow , and even not Moscow , but places dear to my heart...
And unexpectedly the wild havoc ceased. Slipping down to the third
floor, Margarita peeked into the end window, covered by a thin, dark little
curtain. In the room a little lamp was burning weakly under a shade. In a
small bed with net sides sat a boy of about four, listening timorously.
There were no grown-ups in the room, evidendy they had all run out of the
They're breaking the windows,' the boy said and called: 'Mama!'
No one answered, and then he said:
'Mama, I'm afraid.'
Margarita drew the little curtain aside and flew in.
'I'm afraid,' the boy repeated, and trembled.
'Don't be afraid, don't be afraid, little one,' said Margarita, trying
to soften her criminal voice, grown husky from the wind. 'It's some boys.
'With a slingshot?' the boy asked, ceasing to tremble.
With a slingshot, with a slingshot,' Margarita confirmed, 'and you go
'It's Sitnik,' said the boy, "he's got a slingshot.'
Well, of course it's he!'
The boy looked slyly somewhere to the side and asked:
'And where are you, ma'am?'
'I'm nowhere,' answered Margarita, 'I'm your dream.'
'I thought so,' said the boy.
'Lie down now,' Margarita ordered, 'put your hand under your cheek, and
I'll go on being your dream.'
'Well, be my dream, then,' the boy agreed, and at once lay down and put
his hand under his cheek.
'I'll tell you a story,' Margarita began, and placed her hot hand on
his cropped head. 'Once there was a certain lady ... And she had no
children, and generally no happiness either. And so first she cried for a
long time, and then she became wicked . . .' Margarita fell silent and took
away her hand -- the boy was asleep...
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