Rock Brynner in the Russian Far East

Moscow

I've spent several weeks in Moscow since 2003, and made many friends giving lectures and interviews, and researching the Bryner links with the Moscow Art Theatre--especially through Mikhail Chekhov, with whom my father first came to the U.S. in 1940. The photos below are merely a tourist's diary. . . .


I get around Moscow on the subway now. This is the Chekhovskaya Metro station.

"Workers of the world, consume!" Karl Marx, 2004

The Bolshoi Ballet Theatre under the disapproving gaze of the German political philosopher.

The Church of the Assumption. My Kennan Lecture was at the Prince Golitsky Palace across the street.

St. Basil's in Red Square, the ancient (quite small) Church within the walls of the Kremlin.

Red Square - the only part of Russia that I saw as a child during the Cold War - and only when nuclear missiles were paraded in front of stone-faced Politburo members. In those years no other photos came out of the U.S.S.R. In the center is Lenin's tomb. I hear he tosses around alot, ever since Dior and Vuitton opened right across the Square..