The Mysteries of Chukotka An exhibition of photographs by Ida Ruchina In benefit of the Red Cross Chukotka Health Centre Viewing Days: 8-13 May, Tuesday-Friday 10:00-17:00 Weekend by appointment only Evening Reception: Thursday 10 May, 19:00-21:00

This virtually untouched corner of the earth would still be recognised by the first Russian settlers, who came to Chukotka half a milennium ago. In summer, the vast space of the unforgiving tundra is filled with a dazzling variety of mosses, lichens and arctic plants. In winter, it has hundreds of shades of snow. Ida Ruchina’s spectacular photographs allow a rare glimpse at this little-explored region of outstanding natural beauty, its hardy inhabitants and their unique culture and traditions. Love and a true interest in people nurture her art. The photographs will be on sale in benefit of the Red Cross Chukotka Health Centre.

Auction Dates Important Russian Art: Sun 27 May, 17:00 Russian Art, Icons and Works of Art: Wed 30 May, 10:30 & 14:00 Dimitri Bouchene Collection: Wed 30 May, 16:00 Viewing 25-29 May MacDougall Arts Ltd 30A Charles II St, London, SW1Y 4AE Tel +44-20-7389-8160 http://www.macdougallauction.com/soonmay12.asp