Category Archives: Russia/Soviet Union

I’ve missed Russia – and my blog

To get myself in the mood for writing again, I’m remembering my most recent trip to Russia

Abundant Autumn

This Russian painting evokes the season

Танцуют все! – Everybody dance!

A jolly wedding video

The Jewels of ‘War & Peace’

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

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