Tag Archives: Russian culture

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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Quote of the Week: “We Russians are always like that…”

“We Russians are always like that. Perhaps it’s our strong point, really, the faculty of seeing our own shortcomings; but we overdo it, we comfort ourselves with irony which we always have on the tip of our tongues. All I … 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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Anna Karenina

The famous Tolstoy novel ‘Anna Karenina‘ is being made into a film starring Keira Knightley! Great news, wouldn’t you agree? Would you go see it? This makes me want to go re-read the book… Have you read Anna Karenina? I … Continue reading

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Moscow Nostalgia: Creating New Memories

One of the hardest things about living in Moscow for me is simply how little nostalgia and cultural memory this place holds for me. Think about it – why do we get excited about travelling to places like Rome, London, … 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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Soviet still life

I never lived in the USSR, and I’m not even Russian. Somehow, though, I still get nostalgia for, what seems like sweeter, simpler times. One of the biggest surprises to me when I first lived in Russia was the amount … Continue reading

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