Freedom Compromised. By Andrew Benson Greene Jr. © (Written between May-August 2019).
When I first began to think of going to Moscow and the counting of Rubles, the official currency of Russia, I think of Shakespeare’s famous plays. I began to imagine an ancient city, as old and quaint as my imagination can fathom. Moscow counts as a very modern city dotted here and there by relics of the hay days of capitalist reign, an impression that still lingers on her shoulder. Yet, the monasteries, which I visited and the famous cathedrals that have survived far more dramatic threats are under some kind of reconstruction. My mind’s eye can still glaze at the unbreakable Kremlin Walls and hovering Towers and the Red Square where many wonderful, and truly elaborate parades must have taken place through the centuries, watched by Czars and other great figures of the day.
Marin Alsop Played Beethoven at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on January 14th 2017.
A few years ago on September 21st 2015, I visited New York on the invitation of the U.N. to attend the International Day of peace.
By Andrew Benson Greene ©written on May 6th 2020