OP-ED

Narratives of the Hammam

Two Russians look at the ice and talk about Kosovo, Prometheus gets into panties, a small country looks at how to get smaller and a Swedish philosopher waiting to speak next year

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In front is frozen sea and ice and behind is frozen land and ice. Two elderly men stand and look ahead, towards the frozen sea and the ice, turning their backs to the other ice, to the one on the frozen land. Both old people are in the extreme north of Russia, so extreme that it can be called the end of the world. They are warming their body and soul with a glass of vodka and being at the end of the world they talk about that part behind them, about the world. One tells about his view of global problems, the role of America, the economic crisis, the wars in the Middle East, the rise of China. The other one talks about Kosovo.