Author Archives: Pamela

The Jewels of ‘War & Peace’

as featured in the current and earlier adaptations of Tolstoy’s greatest work

The missing Marian Column of Prague

To restore – or not?

Tibor Reich

Hungarian-born textile designer who influenced British interiors

Serov’s grave

A moving story, in more ways than one

Valentin Serov and Domotkanovo

A place of inspiration for a celebrated artist

Russian Drinking Songs

Not exactly a barrel of laughs

Zinaida Serebryakova

A wonderful painter, particularly of women and children

Christmas Decorations

Lighting up Moscow and London for the festive season

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Soviet Union

Atmospheric photographs from 1954

The Good Soldier Wojtek

An ursine hero