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Guardians of Russian Art Museums

Have you ever been to any of Russia’s art museums? My personal favorite is the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. I think it may be my favorite museum in the world (it’s between that and the Vatican). One thing you notice … Continue reading

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Amateur Russian Artists

(I’m so excited to share this with you. I told myself that I’d try to take a break from blogging this month, but it’s almost the end of August, and I’m just bursting with posts!) I visited a new art … Continue reading

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Children of the Russian Rich

Have you seen this photo series yet? It’s a project by photographer Anna Skladmann who spent years taking pictures of the children of Russia’s new elite. Here’s what Skladmann said about the pictures and the kids in an interview with … Continue reading

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Ekaterinburg’s Whimsical Street Artist

These photo’s of stealth street art from Timofei Radi in Yekaterinburg made me smile. What a great way to cheer up grumpy, rough city streets! 1. A more colorful billboard… 2. a new use for old signs 3. yolka! 4. … Continue reading

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New Russian Classics

If Kandinsky, Chagall, and Repin are among the greats of Russia’s artistic past, who are Russia’s new classic artists? I’m no art critic – not by a long shot – but here are a few paintings from current Russian artists … Continue reading

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Watching ballet at the Bolshoi…for free!

Do you like ballet? Have you ever been to the Bolshoi? I didn’t think I liked ballet until I went to a performance of ‘Reflections‘ at the Bolshoi Theater last year. It was incredible! The music! The dancing! The art! … Continue reading

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December links

Well, “Snow Revolution” or no, Christmas is coming – if not to Russia, then at least to America. Economist husband and I are catching a plane soon – we get to celebrate Christmas with my family in MN! Here’s a … Continue reading

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