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Moscow_protest

  „Kalugin slept and dreamed that as he knelt in the bushes, a militiaman passed by.    Kalugin awoke, scratched his mouth, slept again and dreamed again that he was passing by the bushes and in the bushes a miliatiaman was hiding and kneeling there.   Kalugin awoke, placed a newspaper under his head so as not to soil the pillow, slept again, and dreamed again that he knelt in the bushes and beside the bushes there passed a militiaman. (…)  Kalugin screamed and shifted about in bed, but could not waken…”       From “Dream” by Daniil Harms, 22 August 1936     Who’s to say that writers aren’t prophets? Not only science-fiction writers, but also the absurdists.   Especially in Russia. The nightmare of Kalugin with the militiaman who never ceases to