Masha is a charming and talented student at Moscow’s State University for the Humanities. She was raised in a large family; she has six brothers and one sister. Masha’s family moved a lot until they found a bright, spacious apartment in a newly built house in the Moscow suburbs.
Comfort and order reign here; in addition to regular schooling the children receive education in art and music. Masha herself graduated from an art school. Although she works and studies a lot (her interests are foreign languages, teaching, and translation), sometimes she draws for herself or for her friends.
Masha studied abroad all last year (first in Germany then in the United States), and for a while her room was empty. But looking ahead, she only has one more year to study, then interesting work, creativity – and once again her room will regain its owner!
Translated by Chase Philpot