National Competition 3
Time and place
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 at 14:45
Velikan Park – Hall 3: Александровский парк, 4к3, парк Александровский, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
For the last 22 years, Viktor Stepanov has lived deep in the forest, five kilometres from the nearest village. His home is a canopy of dense fabric in several layers, an iron stove and an earthen floor. Thoughts about nature and man’s place in the biosphere have accompanied Viktor all his life. He says that after nine months living in the forest you are left “naked”: one-on-one with yourself. At times there is nowhere to hide from melancholy, but the hermit draws strength from his unbreakable bond with the natural environment.
Yevgeny is a specialist in lockpicking and safe-cracking. For the last ten years he has spent his spare time trying to pick one stubborn lock that hasn’t surrendered to him yet. Andrei works at a bank and seizes real estate from people to cover their debts. In his spare time he reflects on whether or not he lives according to God’s law. Every once in a while the men are brought together by joint work, where each diligently performs his duties. But with every new mission the work grows more personal, and the self-doubt grows ever greater…