Tag Archives: Russia

1919: Park

Ivan Fedorovich Choultse: Park in Neskuchnoye (1919)

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1964: Revolution

During the shooting of David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago [set in Russia during WWI and the Russian Revolution] in a Madrid suburb in 1964, a crowd of Spanish statists had to sing the “Internationale” in a scene involving a mass demonstration. The … Continue reading

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1930: Landscape

Konstantin Bogaevsky: Industrial Landscape (c. 1930)

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1925: The Copper Tambourine of the Night

Maximilian Voloshin: Медный бубен ночи [The Copper Tambourine of the Night] (1925) The pearl bejeweling the quiet of night, The gem of the lagoon’s star-studded base! Your light makes young and pallid every face, Thorn-apple longs for You in love-lorn … Continue reading

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1880: Midday

Vladimir Orlovsky: Midday (1880)

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1935: Fixing her Hair

Serge Sudeikin: Fixing her Hair (Ruby Elzy in “Porgy and Bess,” 1935) (1935) (listen)

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1917: Meet the New Boss

     “A portrait of Tsar Nicholas II was discovered during the restoration of a full-size painting of the 1917 October Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin. The image was ‘hidden’ for the last 90 years beneath water-soluble paint on the back of … Continue reading

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