• The citizen lives in each of us. In the days of Brezhnev, Andropov, Gorbachev and Yeltsin, I was constantly trying to suppress the responsible citizen in me. I told myself that I was, after all, an artist.

    "'Russia Is Slipping Back into an Authoritarian Empire'". Interview with Martin Doerry and Matthias Schepp, February 02, 2007.