December 13, 2012
A man dressed as Ded Moroz goes into Kruzhka Bar, and she follows. Her friends are already there, and they hand her the nesting dolls. “He was here,” they tell her. Once open, the first doll reveals a thin slip of paper, directs her to Bosco Bar. So she puts on her scarf again and goes out. At Bosco she opens the next doll: To the Princess Turandot fountain. At the fountain, she opens the next: Outside St. Basil’s. She can barely read the next: Gorky Park. In the snowy gardens he’s shifting, last doll in his pocket.