(Stuart Jeffries’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/4.)
The last time I saw Moscow, Scarlett Johansson was two. Today, her commodified cleavage and blank eyes dominate the square in front of the Bolshoi theatre. Her gaze tracks you more pitilessly than that of a KGB agent bent on sending you to the gulag. Across the way, there's another billboard for a Russian bank called Trust. It features Bruce Willis. "Trust is just like me," says the caption, "but a bank."
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