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Portraits of St. Petersburg
March 01, 2000

Portraits of St. Petersburg

Thirty years ago, Valentin Baranovsky began to take pictures of both everyday life and major events in his home town. This became a unique one-man artistic project to document three decades of St.Petersburg life. The photographs, to be presented in book form and through exhibitions, date from 1970 to 2000.

Shawls of Pavlovsky Posad
February 06, 2000

Shawls of Pavlovsky Posad

By Linda DeLaine

From a land not known for high fashion and which many Westerners think is filled with gray clad babushkas, the Pavlovsky Posad shawls come as quite a surprise.

Sculpture, Painting and Music

Sculpture, Painting and Music

By Nikolai Gogol Written in 1834 and published the next year in Gogol’s collection of essays Arabesques, this brief statement compares and ranks the three titular arts. Curiously, Gogol pays little attention to verbal art, focusing instead on the transcendent qualities he sees in music.

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