Due to the absence of most grocery products in the 1990s in Russia, people had to develop quite remarkable culinary skills. One had to be truly inventive in order to come up with any interesting dishes, besides a piece of bread with butter (and even butter was at some point totally unavailable in the shops). … Continue reading One Russian New Year
We are still in Moscow in the 1990s right when the whole country and its neighbours experienced traumatic changes, that would never be reversed, and I wouldn’t claim that they led to anything better. Some people will disagree with me, of course, on this matter, saying that capitalism is better than socialism, that before the … Continue reading When shops stood empty in Moscow
I was a teenager when the Soviet Union collapsed and suddenly I found myself in a new country and in a new regime. As things go in life, when you have to live through the unbelievable, you adjust pretty quickly, especially when you are young. Still, the changes that my country was undergoing right before … Continue reading Moscow and the arrival of capitalism
Having looked at Moscow in 1989 in my previous post, we are going to stay there for the time being, but move a couple of years forward. We are staying there, because I want to start demonstrating that madness is not just a state that affects individuals at some point or another, but can also … Continue reading Madness as manifestation of the world around. Moscow in 1990ies
Before we launch fully into the phenomenon of what the psychiatrists define as ‘psychosis’, we need to set up a scene. ‘Psychosis’ as such as defined as ‘a loss of touch with reality’, but my aim (a humble one) is to demonstrate, eventually, that those who go into this state (naturally) often reach another reality, … Continue reading Psychosis, Russia, Kashpirovsky and mass hypnosis
Что такое сумасшествие и почему оно случается? Сама не знаю! Но у меня стоит интересный диагноз (неправильный кстати) и я решила на эту тему серьезно задуматься. Поставили мне «биполярное расстройство», еще пятнадцать лет назад, в городе Амстердаме. Я тогда работала финансовым аналитиком банков и портфельным менеджером в голландской компании. И случился у меня психоз, красочный … Continue reading Что такое сумасшествие?