The week was mostly about working and not going out too much. Therefore, most picks of the week are music, films, and books.
Highly recommended: Russian profound satire and philosophy two-in-one, «Pokrovskije Vorota» («The Pokrovsky Gate»). Early 1980s. A mature man comes to see the house where he lived with his aunt in 1950s. The house is being demolished — and the man remembers his youth.
Japanese soft rock has seduced me. The tracks are not too widely available on YouTube, but «Porno Graffitti» is definitely a highly recommended group.
Tracks: «Lonely Night», «Melissa», «Palette».
Fantastic non-fiction book about the Livonian War of Ivan the Terrible.
10 February 2019. — Nakhabino (Russia)