Photo of the Day (5/26/08)

Since I am still on my Russian kick this week, I couldn’t resist picking this photo from St. Petersburg by Radim.

I just saw this sight in St. Petersburg this weekend. Right outside the Alexander Nevsky Monastery are two major cemeteries. One of them houses graves of prominent Russian artists such as Dostoevsky or Rimsky-Korsakov. The other cemetery, buried in unkept grass and bushes houses graves of “atheists and communist scientists.” Yes, it is hard to believe that right outside a monastery, there is a resting place for the most non-believing of non-believers. Russia is full of strange paradoxes.

Poetic it is. Just like this picture illustrates. The red star of communist’s grave and a cross in the background.

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