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Russia: “March Elegy”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Literature, Travel, War & Conflict, RuNet Echo

Anna Akhmatova's poem and some memories of the Moscow subway [1] and the Park Kultury station where the second of the two March 29 blasts occurred – at Poemless: “In the Metro, you could buy a puppy and take the puppy to the vet, have its prescriptions filled, buy some lingerie and some guns, grab nachos from Taco Bell, see a performance, see fine art, see people die and be born, have your hair done, watch fixed, shoes re-soled… The possibilities in Moscow Metro were only limited by one’s imagination. In this way it was like a mini-Moscow. But warmer.”