TITLE

Piter Then and Now

AUTHOR(S)
Rozovskaya, Lina
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Russian Life;May/Jun2003, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the childhood experience of the author in the city of Saint Petersburg. The Jewish grandmother of the author came to the city in 1941, escaping sure death when she hopped on a truck to leave her home in Belorussia just as the Germans were about to enter the town. The author was attracted by the city, which lags years behind Moscow in economic prosperity, yet is decades ahead of the birthplace of the author in culture and manners. Deficit foods and clothes were even more in deficit. The things that made the city different from the native city of the author Moscow were First stop: “Nord” Cakes with cream. Second stop: the art shop, for the prized “Neva” water-colors, not to be found in the capital. And then to the river to climb the Sphinxes — as mysterious as their city. Take a ride to Peterhof and try not to get soaked walking through the shutikhas — the trick fountains which suddenly spurted water out of nowhere.
ACCESSION #
9846063

 

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