Voices from Russia

Sunday, 13 January 2013

13 January 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Holiday Week, Work Year…

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Holiday Week, Work Year…

Sergei Yolkin



Every year, Russians have a holiday break from New Year’s to after Orthodox Christmas (on 7 January). That is, it’s the start not only of a new calendar year and of a new liturgical season, it’s the beginning of a new work year, too. Yolkin plays a visual joke here… the New Year ribbon seems to go on without end (and the guy’s looking backward with a wistful glance), seeming to symbolise the longing of this poor commuter for his home and holiday… that is, the poor fellow doesn’t want his holiday to end, but he knows that he has to show up onsite or else…



This week, the long New Year’s holiday ends in Russia. There will be a short work week of only three days, from 9 to 11 January inclusive.

9 January 2013

Sergei Yolkin




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