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Scenes from Russia




Excerpt from "Balustrade in Bykovo" by Maria Stepanova




By Dmitrii Kuzmin.gallery.vavilon.ru



"Russian Gothic,
Domes-lamps.
Girls-sweethearts.
Church and mallows..."

"Русская готика
Купола-лампочки.
Девочки-лапочки.
Церква и мальвы...."

[Maria Stepanova. Stikhi i proza v odnom tome. Moscow: NLO, 2010.p.94]

About the author: born in Moscow in 1972, Maria Stepanova is one of Russia's leading contemporary poets and the chief editor of the online cultural portal openspace.ru. Among her many awards are the Andrei Bely Prize (2005), the Hubert Burda prize (Germany, 2006), and the Lerici-Mosca Prize (Italy,2011).


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