Uncle Misha Is Back (He Was Never Gone)

Vadim F. Lurie
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May 7, 2016

I have run into Uncle Misha around town two days in a row.  Yesterday, I said hello to him, asked him whether he knew what people had been writing about him (if you recall, they had been writing he had died), and wished him a long life. Uncle Misha said he knew about all of it, and everything was cool. Today, he rocked Ploshchad Vosstaniya. People reacted very positively.

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Street trumpeter Uncle Misha outside the Ploshchad Vosstaniya subway station in Petersburg. All photos by Vadim F. Lurie

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Uncle Misha playing outside the Nevsky Prospekt subway station in downtown Petersburg. Photo by Vadim F. Lurie
Uncle Misha playing outside the Nevsky Prospekt subway station in downtown Petersburg. Photo by Vadim F. Lurie
Translated by the Russian Reader. Thanks to Vadim Lurie for permission to reproduce parts of his photo reportage here.

3 thoughts on “Uncle Misha Is Back (He Was Never Gone)

  1. Hi There, I’m commenting from the BBC’s arts department. We’re making a documentary about the art and culture of St Petersburg and I’m keen to make contact with Uncle Misha. I wondered if someone might be able to put me in touch with him, or pass on some contact details for him? Many thanks, Emily

    1. Hi, Emily! Thanks for your inquiry. I just asked the photographer who took the pictures of Uncle Misha, Vadim Lurie, whether he had any contact info for him, and he said that he didn’t. The only way he has of getting in touching with him is if he runs into him on the street by accident. Sorry that we could not be more help.

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