Petrogradskiy district
Cheated elections for the Russian Parliament and the Parlament of Saint Peterburg
Tuesday, January 10 2012, 21:36
Category: Photos, Tags: Petrogradskiy district Russia Saint Petersburg
I acted as an official observer during the last election.

In order to shrink expenses, the most cities and regions of Russia had 2 simultaneous elections: the overall election for the Parliament and a local one for local parliament. So did we.

In common, it was the worst election ever happened in Russia: lots of lies, cheaters. Observers were turned out at many districts. I heard how Medvedev congratulated Putin on their glory right after the election had stopped, no conclusions could be made so early.

Then these strange, rude words of Kremlin about the absence of violations, this silence on TV and newspapers after overcrowded rallies. Putin with his boorishness, Medvedev disappeared after speaking unreal thoughts 'I am sure all these video tapes from witnesses were fabricated'. What a surprise, when did he manage to become so acute? After all these years of 'somehow intelligent' and 'somehow open-minded' person, he glanced with his real face.

Lots of rallies, nothing in result. I am afraid, we will face dark long times soon: Pitin will take the chair again, becoming the most longing (and repulsive) ruler of Russia.

- I have two news for you, mister Putin.
- Let's start with the better one.
- You've won the election.
- Right.... But what is the worse one?
- Nobody's voted for you.

There are photos took before, during and after the election.

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Sunny days of our summer
Friday, August 12 2011, 02:39
Category: Photos, Tags: growing Petrogradskiy district Russia Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is not a warm city, it is why I love sun and, as many people around, wait for that.

Anyway, it is going to be finished soon: all these strong wind, rains, shops with watermelons in the streets... One more summer behind me. I hope, it was nice and was taken with all its pieces.

Somebody decided that their street should be filled with music in those early days of June. It is one of that ancient luxurious combined devices from USSR, I would like to have one. It can play radio, records.
Poplar wool around the Petrogradskiy district of Saint Petersburg (my house is a bit to the right). It was taken during my way from office.
Day of Pushkin city in suburbs of Saint Petersburg.
I visited the most eccentric part of the festival, I suppose.
Petropavlovskaya fortress, this people is trying to take sun baths.

Flowers in my balcony. I am proud a bit to grow these nasturtiums.
Old flowers born in the cold November under the artificial and wrong light of my mercury lamps (yes, they survived in the winter, when I was in Morocco).
Let our streets be more pleasant and full of beauty! Let us forget about grey and boring empty balconies!
Summer comes to Saint Petersburg
Tuesday, June 28 2011, 00:35
Category: Photos, Tags: Nature Petrogradskiy district Saint Petersburg Skiing
There are not so many hot days in our summer of Saint Petersburg. Of course, like it anyway: its breath, its mood. People tries to be happy, calm. Summertime means many walks in the city, travels around the city.

Skiing is not very populare in summer, but here you can se an addictive person. :)
Really, trees.
Poplar wool frying around the city.
I love to hate pigeons!

Life after my return from Morocco
Sunday, June 19 2011, 14:12
Category: Photos, Tags: Casa Latina dance school friends Petrogradskiy district pigeons Saint Petersburg

There are 5 months since I returned from Morocco to my native city of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

There is something strange about feeling last months: some old friends have gone, some other friends have come. I am changing my life style, habits. It is something to do with my age crisis, maybe. The most thing I care about is not loosing myself and not becoming that boring patient worker/consumer that things quite plain thoughts about money, family.

It is something substituting a normal door to the men' changing room in my home dance studio, Casa Latina. Many people went throuth this door, many people scared this door, too.
Shake it, shake it!
A bridge in Saint Petersburg, early springtime.
That is a local Armageddon in Gorohovaya ulitsa, in the center of Saint Petersburg. It is under reconstruction and looks just great!
One of the cute traditions of Casa Latina: an evening with perfomances from everybody who would like to do them.
Ugly pigeons rinse their ugly bodies in the dirty paddle. Yes, I love city pigeons very much.
I have moved to Petrogradskiy district of Saint Petersburg. It is an island, actually. Full of joy, funny people, small pubs, etc.
It is Erarta exhibition hall, a new place in Saint Petersburg. It is not the whole Erarta, just a piece of some exhibit.
A neighbour of the thing above.
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