Trendwatcher Moscow – Riots and Working Class Antiheroes

RIA Novosti
Tuesday 15th October, 2013

There is a kind of sad poetry to Moscow’s working class neighborhoods. The box-like Khrushchev-era buildings that seem like gigantic children’s toys rather than real housing, the hilariously poor grammar on thousands of tacked up advertisements, the cracked pavement, the whispering trees, and the stars seen overhead, far from the brilliantly lit city center. There is also loneliness. Especially as far as law enforcement is concerned. Quite frankly, they never seem to be at the right place in the right time. And even when they are – it often seems they get there too late.

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