“I didn’t want to live in a simulacrum of American life in the ruins of the Soviet Union”
This ep is inspired by Evgenia’s recent essay on her youth and Russia’s deeply colonized culture. But we get into all sorts of related topics — like what else is out there and what’s worth living for, other than this cursed consumerism and materialism that has surrounded us our whole lives.
PS: The photo is from Gorbachev’s embarrassing 1997’s Pizza Hut commerical.
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