• Alexander Mirgorodski
    Chișinău,  Moldova

    Pros & Cons of the Soviet Union

    The Place: Chișinău, Moldova “Silhouettes of featureless, concrete tower blocks split orange rays of the setting sun, barks echoed, feral animals scampered across potholed streets, and I descended my final hill into Moldova’s capital city… I allowed gravity to take control as I glided between haphazardly parked cars, and standstill traffic. I picked up speed with a lump in my throat; less than 15 minutes earlier, I’d watched a distracted driver careen into a stray dog I’d befriended for several kilometres, and I still felt my arms tremble a little as I attempted to maintain my composure.” Please note that we do not fact-check our interviewees, and that their views…