|Why the hell
do we do these things ?
|From 1989 to 1994 I travelled around Eastern Europe, Russia, Romania and the Baltic States.|
|I got the chance to spend
time with some very beautiful women, all quite different in their own
|Yelena Galkina was a the
first Russian girl I met.
This picture was taken in a restraunt owned by the Russian Mafia.
They used it for laundering money and let friends and families eat there for free.
|Alla Fokina was a dental
surgeon, very soft and gentle. She liked to swim in the
river near the family dacha. Especially when it was dark.
|Anna was a good time girl
She had been married to a much older man and was keen to make up for lost opportunities.
When she visited me in London she drank Guiness and Cider quicker than I could fetch it from the bar.
|Elena Vassileva was a
professor of economics, who became a successful
businesswoman when the communist sytem collapsed.
|Genia was a tour
guide, who later came to London and worked with art and antiques.
|Svetlana Sherstnova was
very very sexy.
We won a prize for dancing in a moscow nightclub ! I dont think the prize had much to do with me.
She taught me how to say "I love you" in Russian.
|Natasha was very
sweet and innocent. She really loved that pendant I gave her.
When she pressed the button the wings flicked open and there was a watch inside.
|Angelica Marie Trofin was
Romanian, full of all the joys of life.
We spent some lazy summer weeks in an isolated farmhouse in central Romania
|Irena Vukova lived in St
Petersburg. I was with her when I got arrested for having a
Sadly that was the last time I went to Russia.
|Ludmilla Boeva was an
artist, I stayed with her in Moscow. A tiny little woman with a huge
Later she came over to London and stayed for a few months.
We are still in touch 20 years later
|They were each quite
different in their own way - but they all had certain things in common
- they were happy,
they made me happy, and they were good fun to be with.
|So why the fuck
did I marry Marina ?