celebrated the Thousand-Year-Anniversary of its 'Christianization,' it
celebrated its willing subjection to the Byzantine System by which it was
ideologically raped. Russia never really fully recovered from this rape
of top down imperial control
that is mirrored in its religious doctrine that later shaped the Soviet ideology. The
people of Russia never experienced the freedom of a great renaissance in
its history, only repeated aggression against it, with the latest
trailing out into nuclear war.
A dialog unfolds on the subject of imposed impotence. It unfolds against the background of a fictional peace conference. The story is staged at night in a winter landscape overshadowed by the Seven Heavens Restaurant on the Ostankino Tower, where the Byzantine story had been revealed to Antonovna (Anton) a few hours earlier over dinner.
In the shadow of the painful revelation Antonovna confided that she knew 'deeply' what this means, from bitter personal experience. She reveals a traumatic secret, that she had never told to anyone before, being ashamed of it and of the consequences. Reluctantly she reveals the story of her betrayal by her own family that she begins to recognize mirrors the story of her country and the experience of humanity in many ways; a story of impotence in the shadow of invincible insanity.