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Moscow: the African Renaissance

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Photo by Natalia Maiboroda

It is not easy to enter this mansion, located in the center of Moscow. Because this place is owned by Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Which means that without a permission you are not welcome. But I did all the bureaucratic work for you. So now you can make a virtual excursion inside one of the coolest houses in Moscow.     Continue reading

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Berlin’s well.

”Sorry, Paris. We love Berlin!” This funny slogan is written on the poster. A lot of my friends agree with it, cos Berlin is less posh, more weird and free in a way of creativity. When I was there 7 years ago (it was 5-hour-stop on a way from Groningen to Kiev) I found it as a city without a soul. Strict architecture, visiable traces of WW2 together with winter cold gave me impression of unfriendly place. The goal of my weekend trip to Berlin was to change my negative impression. Trully saying, this was my hardest post so far. I spent a week on writing, making stops on controversial thoughts. I still have some doubts, but I am 100 % sure, that you will never find a city more historically concentrated, than Berlin. Continue reading

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