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Terror and Art
March 01, 2014

Terror and Art

By Joy Neumeyer

A witness to the turning point that was Patriarch Tikhon’s funeral, artist Pavel Korin devoted the rest of his life to putting it on canvas.

Exiled Cartoonist
May 01, 2013

Exiled Cartoonist

By Eric Niderost

From 1923 to 1941 Russian émigré Georgy Sapozhnikov was the most famous political cartoonist in Asia, applying his talent and perceptiveness to issues domestic and international.

The Thaw Snaps
November 01, 2012

The Thaw Snaps

By Tamara Eidelman

In December 1962, Nikita Khrushchev's Thaw was drawing to a close, only no one quite knew this yet. It would take a contrived showdown at a Moscow art exhibition to bring things to a head.

Elephantine Ambitions
November 01, 2011

Elephantine Ambitions

By Samuel L. Scheib

For 30 years, an art gallery in the shadow of Denver’s Union Station has been a showcase for modern Russian art – works that are definitely turning heads and exciting emotion.

Antiquities from Ukraine
September 26, 2011

Antiquities from Ukraine

By The Editors

Starting October 1 and running through February 19 of next year, The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis will be hosting an exhibit devoted to gold and ceramic relics dating from the Neolithic age to the Byzantine era, and unearthed in present-day Ukraine.

The End of Russian Animation?
January 01, 2011

The End of Russian Animation?

By Natasha Afanaseva

If the artists themselves are to be believed, Russian animation is in its death throes. After barely surviving the turmoil of the Soviet breakup, this beloved art form can no longer count on state support, nor can it embrace advertising, making its future uncertain at best.

Itinerant Exhibition
November 01, 2010

Itinerant Exhibition

By Tamara Eidelman

The bold artists who broke with the prevailing powers of the Russian Academy set in motion a revolution in Russian art that paralleled that of the French Impressionists.

Voloshin Poems
June 13, 2008

Voloshin Poems

By Constantine Rusanov

Translator Constantine Rusanov has crafted these wonderful English versions of 11 of Maximilian Voloshin's poems. They are reprinted here with permission. The copyright to the English versions remains with Mr. Rusanov. To see the English translations alongside the original Russian, download <a href="http://www.russianlife.net/pdf/voloshin.pdf">this PDF file</a>.

Photo Favorites
December 02, 2001

Photo Favorites

A gallery of my favorite photographs from St. Petersburg Times photographers Alexander Belenky and Sergey Grachev.  These gentlemen have not published a picture I did not like.  My favorites are those that I feel best showcase their talents and portray Russian life and culture.

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