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Carrying the Moon has Made Russian Artist Leonid Tishkov a Star

Carrying the Moon has Made Russian Artist Leonid Tishkov a Star

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

On a pleasant September evening, the Washington Monument appears dreamy and abstract as the light permeates its cloak of scaffolding. A man in a well-worn overcoat and farmer’s hat relaxes on the grass in front of the obelisk. Next to him is another figure, an incandescent object that looks like a crescent moon.

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Gay in the USSR

Gay in the USSR

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The article delves on the forgotten history of gay cruising in Moscow. Published in Foreign Policy, the piece talks about the book of artist Yevgeniy Fiks on the gay life in the Soviet Union from the 1920s to the 1970s.

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Leningrad Siege: When poetry aids in survival Source

Leningrad Siege: When poetry aids in survival Source

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leningrad Siege: When poetry aids in survival Published in Russia Beyond the Headlines on February 23, 2013 Berggolts lived in the city during the blockade and broadcast her poems to bolster the populace. Knowing that she was on the other end of a microphone, barricaded like them, gave Leningraders something resembling hope. After all, amid […]

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Sailing with the Kabakovs

Sailing with the Kabakovs

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sailing with the Kabakovs The Ship of Tolerance, the first in a series of installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, was launched in 2005 on a saltwater lake in the Siwa Oasis in Egypt. The Kabakovs picked Siwa, on the border of the Libyan Desert, for many reasons, among them its ancient mythology and modern […]

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Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

| January 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov are charting new terrain by using the language of Socialist Realism to comment on contemporary Russia.

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‘A Knife in Our Back’

‘A Knife in Our Back’

| October 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

The disclosure of thefts from the Hermitage stunned Russian museum workers, alarmed antique dealers, and spurred President Putin to act.

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Some Battered Women Find Shelter in Russia

Some Battered Women Find Shelter in Russia

| June 13, 2006 | 0 Comments

This article published in USA Today focused on the plight of battered women in Russia.

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Required Reading: German supernova

Required Reading: German supernova

| January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Required Reading: German supernova Published in The New York Times on January 10, 2006 Writers like Günter Grass called the years after the Holocaust Nullpunkt, or “point zero,” and pondered, existentially, “How could Germans write?” In the end, the novels of Grass, W.G. Sebald and Bernhard Schlink richly mined hatred, evil, guilt – and redemption. […]

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Berliners Recall Red Army Atrocities

Berliners Recall Red Army Atrocities

| September 2, 2002 | 0 Comments

A piece on Soviet archives exposed in book tell of mass rape, which was published in Chicago Tribune.

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Afghans try to pick leaders

Afghans try to pick leaders

| December 5, 2001 | 0 Comments

Afghans try to pick leaders Published in Chicago Tribune on December 5, 2001   Former Afghan rivals, now the harbingers of peace and stability in their desperate country, worked into the early morning Wednesday to decide who will lead an interim government, a regime the international community hopes will begin the process of creating a […]

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