Posted in: Opportunity, Publications- Dec 27, 2016 Comments Off on CFP: Stanford CREEES’ International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2019 and Russian Futurism

The International Yearbook of Futurism Studies for the year 2019 will be dedicated to Russian Futurism. The editors creees_logo_web_design_0invite papers devoted to any topic related to the history of the movement and welcome new research on budetlianism vs.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications- Nov 03, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov

A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov

Published by House Sparrow Press
Format: paperback, 102 x 182mm, 96pp, perfect bound, with cover artwork by John and Yves Berger, plus audio CD (44:34) in slipcase with 4 colour plates by Georgia Keeling.Read more

Posted in: Articles, Culture, Publications- Nov 01, 2016 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Douglas Smith on Rasputin and his role in Russian History
Courtesy of Douglas Smith

Courtesy of Douglas Smith

An award-winning historian and translator, Douglas Smith is the author of four books on Russia, including Working the Rough Stone (1999), Love & Conquest (2004) and Former People (2012).Read more

Posted in: Publications, Russian art- Oct 06, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: Hidden Urbanism: Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 by Sergey Kuznetsov, Alexander Zmeul & Erken Kagarov

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Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015
By Sergey Kuznetsov / Alexander Zmeul / Erken Kagarov

Published by DOM publishers

The Moscow metro comprises a route network with a total length of 320 km and is the most fascinating underground transport system in the world.Read more

Posted in: Publications, Russian art- Sep 30, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde by Isabel Wünsche

organic-school-of-the-russian-avant-gardeThe Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde
Nature’s Creative Principles
By Isabel Wnsche

Published by Routledge

The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 27, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison

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Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

By Simon Morrison

Published by Harper Collins

On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 26, 2016 Comments Off on EVENT: Book Launch: PAM WARDELL “A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” at Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 29 September

scotland-russia forumBook Launch: PAM WARDELL: A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife”

Published by Howard Press, 2016

At Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 14 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN

29 September at 6.00pm

“A Very Private Affair…” is a memoir of Speranza Howard (1903 – 95) who was born and brought up in pre-revolutionary Russia and escaped with her family,
in 1920, to London.Read more

Posted in: Art, Publications, Russian art- Sep 23, 2016 Comments Off on NEWS: New map celebrates Moscow’s Constructivist architecture

constructivist-moscow-map-frontConstructivist Moscow Map by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with The Constructivist Project

Moscow’s avant-­garde architecture is being celebrated with the publication of the Constructivist Moscow Map by city guide publisher Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Natalia Melikova of the Moscow-­based preservation group, The Constructivist Project and Nikolai Vassiliev of DOCOMOMO Russia.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 19, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present, ed. by Matthew P. Romaniello & Tricia Starks

russian-history-through-the-sencesRussian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present

Edited by Matthew P. Romaniello and Tricia Starks

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing

Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 16, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

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The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing

Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 15, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale

lenin-on-trainLenin on the Train

By Catherine Merridale

Published by Penguin Books, October 2016

A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia’s greatest revolutionary was taken in a ‘sealed train’ across Europe and changed the history of the world

By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 15, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: Rasputin by Douglas Smith

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Rasputin by Douglas Smith

Published by Macmillan Publishers, November 2016

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure.Read more