Category Archives: Russia/Soviet Union

Portrait of an unknown woman

with and without cat

The Russian Cotton Printing Industry – Part 2: Factory Production and Peasant Dress

The industry in the 19th and early 20th century

2015 Travels – Russia

September in town and country

The Russian Cotton Printing Industry – Part 1: Block printing

Before the 1917 Revolution Russia produced huge quantities of printed cotton textiles

Russian treats

A day of splendid surprises

Happy Birthday to me – Russian-style

Gena the crocodile plays the garmoshka

Soviet Songs on the theme of Spring

‘There comes a time when people lose their heads’

Up the workers!

1 May – always an important date in the Soviet calendar

Remembering the war at Novodevichy

The 70th anniversary

British Workers in the Russian Textile Industry before 1917

A brief outline of some research I’ve been doing