Portraits by Yuri Annenkov

Today, we are going to ponder for a little while on the portraiture art of Yuri Annenkov. Although his style was profoundly rooted in the Constructivist forms of his time, Annenkov managed to create a most personal stylistic interpretation: From painting to graphic arts, from theatre designs to film sets, Annenkov spread himself confidently, adapting his […]

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Rasputin and the image of fear

Oleg Mitrofanov and historian Mikhail Dvortsov take into consideration Rasputin and his image of sheer fear and power: How one peasant became the closest person to the ruler of one sixth of the world in the beginning of the 20th Century

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