Everyone knows that there is a Jerusalem above and a Jerusalem below, and that they are two very different things. It is the same with Moscow.
In essence, Moscow is a rather hostile and unpleasant megalopolis with silly, new apartment blocks and massive transport problems. But from time to time you can glimpse here and there the shadow of another more peaceful, simpler city – seemingly a phantom city, yet undoubtedly genuine.
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