ago, when I was young and lived in the very beautiful Russian city –
Kazan, I‘ve had three dreams.
dream: to walk through the streets of old Kazan City.
one: to appear on the Broadway in New York.
the last dream: to make possible reading any books and seeing any
art pictures directly from my home.
in a many years at least two dreams came true: I live so close to
New York that every day can watch its skyline and every weekend
enjoy the Broadway. I have the computer and via Internet can read
Russian newspapers, listen Russian radio, watch TV. I can “walk”
through the streets of the modern and old Kazan – it seems to me, my
first dream (so unreal from the first sight) has been realized.
love Kazan and love New York as well. I would like my website to
connect these two my loved cities. How to make it? Probably the
best is: to find something in common between these cities.
Kazan there lived gifted Russian artist Nikolay Feshin, who had
spent the second half of his life in USA and become prominent
American painter and sculptor. Some other people from Kazan live now
or lived recently in USA: academician Roald Sagdeyev and novelist
Vasiliy Aksoynov. I dedicate few web pages to these prominent people
of science and literature.
1976 all of us living in Russia have seen the movie “Mirror” made by
director Andrey Tarkovskiy. This movie shocked me, deeply touched my
heart. About this movie and meeting with A.Tarkovsky in 1980 my
special web site is narrating.
all above being in Kazan I wrote many articles and poems, and now,
living in America,
I publish them together on my website with articles and the poems,
I wish the former Kazan
inhabitants living now in USA to go to my web pages and feel the
spirit of Kazan. I wish the real inhabitants of Kazan to learn many
interesting things about America. I would be very glad if these
pages were interesting to other people living in different Russian
and American cities.