I remember my first crush was on a Russian gymnast called Yelena Davidova. I had the copy of Newsweek when she was on the front cover. She was the women’s artistic individual all-around champion at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. I was 14 and intensely miserable. I had undergone a transformative experience at 13, […] Continue reading
We are making yet another break in chronology about the events in Russia back in the 1990s to look at an important issue, which has been bothering me for a while. Let’s look at ‘normality’, let’s have a good look. Let’s even try to define it, because it has become relatively easy – the whole […] Continue reading
My name is Ekaterina and I am a Doctor of Philosophy, lecturer and writer. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 27, because of psychoses, I have kept on going, despite the odds. In my daily life I work, look after my son, and have friends around the world. I speak 4 languages fluently and I lived in 4 different countries.