Sunday, April 19, 2015

Begemot sightings

Graffiti from the unofficial museum of Bulgakov in the 1990's.


One could not bring up the subject of The Cat in Russian Literature without at least a brief mention of Bulgakov's Begemot (from The Master and Margarita.) The characters of this novel appear to haunt parts of Moscow. Begemot, who had a legendary appetite, even has his own cafe.








"It is forbidden to talk to strangers" - a sign near the Patriarchal Ponds in Moscow.






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