If you want you can, you can come in. Edik is inviting you. He can show you his room.
Ilya: Yes, except that, except that we've got our shoes on.
Edik: No, no, don't worry. Come in, come in. Please come in.
Vadim: Eduard is a cabinetmaker, everything you see he's made himself.
Ilya: Right here?
Edik: Yes, all this was done here.
Vadim: And he does it right here.
Edik: This is my own work. Here we have a drawer, and this here is completely different. Eight different kinds of wood, eight different kinds.
Edik: Eight different kinds of wood are put together here.
Ilya: You mean this right here?
Edik: Yes, yes, there are eight different kinds of wood here.
Ilya: And what kind of table is this exactly?
Edik: This, this, I made it, how can I explain, it's a decorative table, a decorative table. This I'll take off. I made all this furniture too. A long time ago. Twenty-five, thirty years ago. This is my father, he was a cabinetmaker too. He was a good man, a kind man.
Ilya: Did he live in Petersburg?
Edik: No, in Yerevan, in Armenia.
Ilya: Oh, I see.
Edik: So. He isn't living any more, he died long ago. So. I am Armenian.
Ilya: I see.
Edik: So. That's the Armenian alphabet, the famous Armenian alphabet, the most beautiful in the world, the most beautiful.
Ilya: How long have you been living here?
Edik: I came to Petersburg in 1973.
Ilya: In 1973. And here in this apartment?
Edik: I've been here twenty-five years.
Ilya: Twenty-five years.
Edik: Twenty-five or twenty-six. Yes.
Ilya: And did you make this too?
Edik: Yes, yes, this is all, all my work, my own, my special work. So. I even worked on the glass myself, I worked on the edges, I bought glass but I worked on it myself.
Ilya: How do you do it, here or in a workshop?
Edik: Here. That's what I decided. I made the legs here, everything right here, the legs, you see, they are a little like cones, but all this, there's no veneer here, it's all solid wood.
Ilya: All solid wood?
Edik: It's all solid wood. All natural. I spent twenty years collecting the wood.
Ilya: Where do you store it?
Edik: What, the wood? Here. I had three or four cubic meters of wood right here by these cabinets.
Ilya: Right here.
Edik: Yes, yes, right on these, on top of these cabinets
Slawomir: Very, very interesting.
Ilya: Very interesting, yes.
Edik: Thank you. If I helped something, that's good.
Vadim: Sonya, this is Ilya, this is Miroslav [Slawomir], and this is my colleague from Moscow, Sonya, she teaches at the university, the Humanities University, there in Moscow.
Sonya: Nice to meet you.
Edik: Now I'll show you, now. Something you never see anywhere.
Slawomir: What's this?
Edik: Now I'll show you.
Slawomir: What is this, cognac?
Edik: No. That's, yes, that's different, but I have, let me give you this, I will give you this. I just...
Slawomir: Did you make this yourself?
Edik: Yes, already four years I am infusing it and sometimes I share it with friends. Every one of my infusions has its own set of glasses. It's a very good thing. Walnuts and then leaves. To try.
Edik: Cheers everybody! May you all be successful.
Slawomir: Thanks so much!