Migrant in Moscow

By Migrant

A cool night

Early Spring in Moscow. As always, beautifully soft light.

On this day, 100 years back in 1917, Felix Yusopov, Rasputin's assassin, is travelling home, having been released from exile. In Kharkiv, he encounters a crowd at the station:  "Somebody recognised me and called out to me by name. There was excitement in the crowd. We were surrounded; there was pushing from all sides and it was hard to breathe. People came to welcome us. Soldiers came to our rescue and escorted us to the buffet. The crowd followed. We had to close the doors to the cafe. People demanded that I give a speech, but I refused, explaining I was not good at public speaking."

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