I have taken some time off to move up to Brisbane where I've enrolled at Griffith University to undertake my Master of Screen Production.
Since I'm a little short of material to update the site these last few weeks I'm putting this link up because I found it so interesting. I hope you find it worth your while to read too.
I thought it was especially interesting in light of recent political activity and the emergence of a class of educated Russians willing to publicly support alternate viewpoints - to effectively debate politics in civil society, which I think in the long run is a healthy thing in any country.
It's the story of a descendant of a participant in the 1826 'Decembrist' revolt, who returns to Moscow. In the end it is the contribution of the Decembrists to the development and culture of the Far East that imortalises them.
So it is also in the spirit of those who came from Russia to Australia that I make this post and somehow the contribution they made to our society should eventually be expolored and recognised.
Also I reccomend the website which provides a steady stream of interesting commentary on life and politics in Russia.