The director's sarcastic juxtaposition of real life and its glossy representation echoes a number of recent Russian novels—such as Viktor Pelevin's to re-examine contemporary Russian values and ideals.
Claiming to share Pelevin's outlook on glamour (Biriukov and Naralenkova), Konchalovskii suggests that his film offers a succinct metaphor of today's Russia that lives in poverty but reads glossy magazines (Al'perina; Antonov).
Apparently it originated in the early ’60s: alcoholic cosmonaut.
An alconaut, however, has all the traits of an alcoholic and not one significant feature of a cosmonaut, except maybe for a post-flight hypersensitivity to gravity. – No idea, I do not have full report of her sexual life.
Ms Paneva said the pair dated for some time but split up after she got fed up of their furious rows - Peter is admitted to North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton, north London, with bruises, two black eyes and swelling on his head.
His mother claims the injuries were caused after another child pushed the infant onto a marble fireplace. - Police hand over further reports to the CPS, including statements from two doctors saying Peter's bruising was suggestive of 'non-accidental' injury.
The scene's grotesqueness is enhanced by a female voice-over reading a text (a possible parody of Vladimir Sorokin's novels), in which Brezhnev and Voltaire discuss excrement as they engage in sexual foreplay.