A cynic might say that the end is nigh since eminent theatre critics have had to start creating art, which, eventually, turns out to be superior. The renowned Russian and European theatre critic Marina Davydova, together with the visual artist Vera Martynova and the composer Vladimir Rannev, have created a spatial installation which takes us through a labyrinth consisting of several scattered rooms. Leading us through a maze of Russian political and cultural history, from the hundred-year-long struggle for freedom which culminated in the October Revolution, to the present day, this "historical parkour" does have one constant: a perpetual tension between winning freedom and returning to oppression; between revolution and restauration; between social progress and social regression. This journey is metaphorical and yet directly articulated through the central room, aptly called Eternal Russia. It’s a luxurious and festive "throne hall", where the audience keeps returning after all the historical wanderings. Despite that numerous details of various historical iconographies – from the eras of the Tsar, Stalin, to Putin – keep changing, the room itself remains unaltered. Just as ideologies change, but the patterns of authoritarian society remain. We believe that this installation, which is true to Bitef spirit, will generate provocation in nowadays Serbia in more ways than one: some will not like the idea that Putin’s regime continues the tradition of authoritarianism while others may dislike the thesis that some of the greatest social freedoms were won not in the Bolshevik October Revolution but in the February Bourgeois Democratic Revolution.