These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Moscow - Petushki
Wangst: Played with, sort of. For the most part we're meant to laugh at Venichka's sense of bathos ("Oh, the ephemeral! Oh, that most helpless and shameful of times in the life of my people, the time from dawn until the liquor stores open up!"), but at the same time the work as a whole is deeply felt and moving.