“The gate opened, the gate closed, the gate fell down.” Message stenciled on a wall near the entrance to Petersburg’s most notorious psychiatric hospital, 4 November 2018. Photo by the Russian Reader
#PulseOfLife #ThanksDoctors. Five days ago, Elena Prudovskaya photographed and posted this photo of a street mural on Liteiny Prospekt in Petersburg, thanking doctors for their heroic service during the covid-19 pandemic. Two days later, she reported that municipal housing authorities had already painted the mural over. || TRR
our private life has been invaded by the public, by the state. our borders are not where they used to be.
but you cannot order people not to be poor, you cannot order them to keep their distance if they have nowhere to hide or stand apart.
i have turned my house inside out with wallpaper.
a tiny city apartment poem
not to drink
from the common
we have wallpaper and you have wallpaper
and the virus flies freely
only you come to us
with fines and billy clubs,
but you don’t invite us to your house
my body has become
home to the virus
I am caring
for my loved ones,
but in fact
I am destroying them.
my heart has become
the virus of violence?
Darya Apahonchich has been posting the texts and photographs of her outdoor wallpaper poems on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks to her for her permission and her assistance in republishing them here. Translated by the Russian Reader
Nach einem Showprozess folgt 20 Jahre Zwangszeit für dem Filmmacher Oleg Sentsov und zeigt uns den Neostalinismus vom System: Putin. Die FIFA bleibt feige und stumm. Schluss mit der Menschenverachtung – sofortige Freilassung von Oleg Sentsov!
A show trial is followed by twenty years of hard time for Oleg Sentsov and demonstrates the neo-Stalinism of Putin’s system. FIFA remains cowardly and silent. Put an end to the inhumanity: release Oleg Sentsov immediately! Poster by Marycula
Photographed by the Russian Reader at R.A.W. Gelände in Berlin-Friedrichshain, on April 1, 2019