Mikhail Stavsky (° 1971) studied at the Sta-te Textile Academy in Ivanovo, and has since worked as an industrial designer, especiali-zed in electronics and telecommunication pro-ducts. He's quite successful and has won several awards.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the death of Mikhail Bulgakov in 2000, Stavsky designed a calendar with scenes from The Master and Margarita for his former employer, the tele-communications company Мурманэлектро-связь (Murmanelektrosvyaz). Given the na-ture of the business, it should not be surpri-sing that the telephone plays a major role in many photos. Stavsky told us that he had another reason to choose for the theme of The Master and Margarita: the initials MM form the Roman numeral for 2000.
The photographs are made by Nikolay Zhol-nin, a photographer from Murmansk.