Maryino is one of the biggest dormitory neighbourhoods surrounding Moscow. Built in the Eighties, it hosts today almost half a million inhabitants. It represents a good example of what is contemporary Moscow in terms of architecture, atmosphere and social organization.

We choose to set in Maryino a shooting session with the participation of the young talented Russian actor Roman Nisitcin, ironically reading some extracts of Michail Bulgakov’s novel “Moscow in the twenties”  with such a background.  The great writer ends  his hilarious description of the overcrowded life in the city affected by a dramatic lack of dwelling with the emphatic invocation:

“Moscow, I want to see you full of skyscrapers!”