When you are born in a country that destroyed millions of people in concentration camps, and then divided into two parts by a wall, barbed wire and soldiers of foreign states, you involuntarily try to understand what the reasons for the situation are.

The childhood of the Germans from the experimental theatrical company andcompany&co fell at a time when the threat of a nuclear war between the US and the USSR was real, and the lack of communication with relatives in other parts of Berlin caused anger.

Having fallen into the anti-nuclear movement at a very young age, the guys became convinced leftists and began to study the works of the classics of Marxism. It is not surprising that the country where National Socialism was at first victorious, then lost, people tend to look for the left, but not to the right.

The Germans embodied their youthful experiences in the theatrical performance «Mausoleum Buffo: Return to Lenonngrad», in which they made a kind of a «historical remix». Political figures appear on one stage like Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Donald Trump, musical icons like John Lennon, Elvis Presley and Mickey Mouse, the hero of mass culture. The Russian revolution and the influence of the creators of Bolshevism on world culture are being discussed, classical rock sounds, and the troupe shares the most intimate memories of Germany and Russia in the 1970s and 80s.

The centenary of the Russian revolution is approaching, and if in Russia it is common to avoid historical discussion, the foreigners are going to talk about this event openly.

Никита Петров / Nikita Petrov