“This is the city of losses. It would be nice to level it. To plant again thick Finnish forests, introduce bears, elk, deer: let them graze around the moss-covered Kremlin ruins, let perches swim in its rivers and lakes returned to life, let wild bees focus on storing honey in the deepest fragrant tree cavities. This land needs a rest from its criminal capital. Perhaps then it will be capable of something good. Since it can’t go on forever poisoning the world with the bacilli of evil, oppression, and aggressive dumb destruction!” – Yuri Andrukhovych, The Moscoviad

Albrecht, Adam. Napoleon in burning Moscow. 1841.Albrecht, Adam. Napoleon in burning Moscow. 1841.

“Площина – це пустелі й царства, хребти, міста,
над якими лишень атмосферна густа висота
в сім ворожих небес – і яка з них розрада чи манна!”

“Space – is deserts and kingdoms, ranges, cities,
above which is just an atmospheric dense hight
into seven hostile heavens – and which of them is consolation or manna!”

Primachenko, Maria. Мавпа їде на чотириголовому звірі. 1982. Fluorescent paint on paper..jpg

Andrukhovych, Yurii. Листи в Україну.
Andrukhovych, Yurii. Індія. Translator Vasyl Matsyuk.
Primachenko, Maria. Мавпа їде на чотириголовому звірі. 1982. Fluorescent paint on paper.