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This will be one of my last posts from Russia. This is the cultured, hospitable, elegant and enterprising side of modern Russia. This man - clearly a trained professional flutist - was standing in the park at the Catherine Palace entertaining the tourists who walked by or sat on the benches facing the lake behind him. He of course also had a small table with a hat for collecting voluntary contributions to his art (outside the frame).
The downside (maybe) is that we were sitting next to a group of 15-20 young army cadets in uniform, who also seemed to enjoy the music. These he came over and chased away to make room for foreigners = a more financially interesting audience. A pity, but the cadets seemed to understand - they are all part of a modern day Russia struggling struggling to make ends meet and come out on top.
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