March 01, 2010

Memories of Perestroika

this year makes 25 since Mikhail Gorbachev embarked on his brave—and ultimately hopeless — attempt to rescue the Soviet system. The following are random memories of an ordinary visitor during those years.


⁋ The sudden death of my favorite morning routine — ice-cream with champagne at the Lyagushatik café on Nevsky Prospect. Orange punch was a lousy alternative.

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