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Before the seminar begins, let's do an exercise that will allow you to understand what the goals of this book are.
Have you recently come to a new city - to a place where you don’t know anyone, where you don’t orient yourself and you can’t even read street nameplates? Right now we will get a simple but extremely important lesson. Reflections on how to find a way in an unfamiliar area will help us understand how to deal with an unfamiliar idea. The study of movement in space will allow you to better understand how to move in the process of solving a problem.
To show what is meant, I invite you to walk around Moscow. I spent a lot of time in this city, doing business, and (at certain times of the year) this city can be considered an excellent place for walking. I still vividly remember the first morning in Moscow - the excitement of the anticipation of traveling through a completely foreign city was hampered with the fear of disappearing forever in the dark streets. I would like you to at least partly feel my feelings.
Imagine that we stayed at the George the Victorious hotel * in the center of Moscow. We arrived the day before. When you woke up, you saw a beautiful spring morning outside. We met at breakfast and agreed that the best way to feel the new city is to take a long walk. Personally, all my life I adored everything related to space, and therefore I suggest you visit the Yuri Gagarin Museum, a memorial to the first man who made a space flight. Once, many years ago, I read that there is such a museum in this city. However, I did not know exactly where.
* Name coined by author. ed.
After a hearty breakfast, we approach the reception desk and ask how to get to the Gagarin Museum. The first thing the porter does is that he suggests that we call a taxi, since the museum is quite far from the hotel. But we refuse and say that we would prefer to walk.
“Fine,” answered the clerk. “This is how you can get there.”
Explanation 1: narration
The receptionist says: “This is a fairly long journey, which can take up to two hours. Here is what you need to do: turn right after leaving the hotel. Soon you will find yourself near a river (which, of course, is also called Moscow). After reaching it, turn left on the embankment. Walk for a few minutes, and the Kremlin will be on your left. Passing by the Kremlin, you will see a large bridge on the right hand, and on the left - St. Basil's Cathedral. Head towards the cathedral and go around it to the right. Turn right and go up the street, and you will pass by many old buildings - it's worth noting that among them are the oldest buildings in the city.
Pretty quickly you will find yourself on a wide road divided by a garden in the middle. This is Lubyansky passage. Turn left and continue uphill. Ten minutes later you will find yourself in Lubyanka, in front of the old KGB building. It is impossible to miss it - it is a large yellow building in neoclassical style with huge iron doors decorated with decorative shields. Believe me, you hardly want to get inside. Passing along Lubyanka Square, turn right onto Sretenka street. Now everything is simple - you are on the street that takes you to the museum. As you walk down the street, its name will change. At first it will be Sretenka, then after you cross the Garden Ring, Prospect Mira.
Drive along Mira Avenue another three or four kilometers to the north. In about thirty minutes you will reach the huge intersection at the Riga station, but keep going straight. Forty more minutes, and you will find yourself at a fork in the street, where Mira Avenue goes to the right, and Ostankino Passage - to the left. Drive along Mira Avenue for about a couple of minutes, and you will see the Gagarin Museum on your left. That's all. Have a nice trip"*.
* The route to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (OCE) is described hereinafter. Note ed.
Explanation 2: list
And now let's try something completely different. Imagine that the porter takes out a sheet of paper and a pen, and then, after a little thought, makes up the following list for us (writing down the names of the streets in Latin and Cyrillic):
Right on Moss Street
To the left along the embankment of the Moskva River, Moskvoretskaya Embankment
Left on Red Square
Right on Varvarka Street
Left on Lubyansky passage
Right on Sretenka street
Cross the Garden Ring
Continue on Mira Avenue
Walk past the Riga station
Continue on Mira Avenue after a fork with Ostankino passage.
Search the museum building on your left
Reaching out for us, the clerk says: "Follow these instructions, and you will reach the museum in just over two hours."
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