Quotation by Svetlana Alliluevya

Moscow, breathing fire like a human volcano with its smouldering lava of passion, ambition and politics, its hurly- burly of meetings and entertainment.... Moscow seethes and bubbles and gasps for air. It's always thirsting for something new, the newest events, the latest sensation. Everyone wants to be the first to know. It's the rhythm of life today.
Svetlana Alliluevya (b. 1925), Russian writer. "Introduction," Twenty Letters to a Friend (first published 1963, repr. 1967).
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