Russia in London


Mein Text zu Russen in London in der taz ist jetzt online und ich schicke hier noch ein paar Fotos hinterher:!5489291/ Auf der Suche nach Russen in London, traf ich auch auf “Nieten.”  So entpuppte sich der CCCP Supermarkt als Laden der von einem Afghanen geführt wird, und der USSR Supermarkt in Hounslow hatte Ukrainer im Laden, die, na sagen wir, “nicht so enthusiastisch”  auf Putin zu sprechen waren.  Mitten in Ealing stieß ich zufällig auch auf Kaya Mar, den satiristischen und politischen Maler. Er hatte zufällig das richtige Bild dabei.

Ansonsten bewegte ich mich zwischen den Londoner Stadtteilen Islington, Mayfair, Fulham, Ealing, Bayswater, Knightsbridge, Hounslow und Soho und lies meine Oyster Karte glühen.


I spent a good week trying to meet ordinary Russians in London, a.o. in shops. I met people who run away from politics, mostly.  In the midst of Ealing I also, by coincidence, met political satirist painter Kaya Mar, who was shlepping his latest work with him. Some of the places I went to revealed themselves as non-Russian, once there. An Afghan that run the CCCP supermarket and Ukrainians with little enthusiasm for Putin in the USSR shop.

I moved between Kensington Knightsbridge and Bayswater, Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Islington, Mayfair, Soho and Hammersmith, allowing my Oyster card to smoke…

A google translate will give you reasonable oversight.  Here the link to the pics below!5489291/

Kalinnka. Russian Supermarket Bayswater(c) 2018 All Rights Reserved Daniel Zylbersztajn
Russian Supermarket Dacha  in Fulham (c) 2018 All Rights Reserved Daniel Zylbersztajn
Maya Kar, met in Ealing whilst following a wrong hint of a shop called CCCP run however by an Afghan,(c) 2018 All Rights Reserved Daniel Zylbersztajn
Musica Nova, Russian Music School (c) 2018 All Rights Reserved Daniel Zylbersztajn
Zima Bar, Russian Streetfood Bar in Soho, (c) 2018 All Rights Reserved Daniel Zylbersztajn


Chris Watkins, Real Russia Travel Agency


One thought on “Russia in London

  1. Great pictures. Of course Russians in London might be feeling insecure at this time, and unwilling to talk about politics. It is so sad that we seem to be falling into a sort of nostalgia for the Cold War, when all those resources wasted on building tools to defend/attack each other could, even then have been used to predict and counter the global climate change which is now destabilising regions such as Syria.


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