Great PretendersGreat Pretenders

Article by Alexander Grobovsky about the contenders and the false-heirs of the Russian throne.

Rebuilding Faces: Mikhail GerasimovRebuilding Faces: Mikhail Gerasimov

Article about Mikhail Gerasimov, the founder and director of the Plastic Reconstruction Laboratory of the Institute of Ethnography of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Vladimir Favorsky: Covers, IllustrationsVladimir Favorsky: Covers, Illustrations

The world of artistic images created by Vladimir Favorsky (1886-1964) has unusual breadth, depth and variety, and he is is regarded as one of the Russia's most outstanding artists.

Dionysius, The Icon PainterDionysius, The Icon Painter

His customers were distinguished churchmen and even the Grand Prince. He painted churches and monastery chapels all over the huge expanses of Russia.

4000 year old movies4000 year old movies

Those pictures on rocks was the work of an artist who lived in North Karelia 4000 years ago. And he discovered the future motion pictures.

Pirated PoetryPirated Poetry

This is a dramatic episode in world literature, a story of the stolen and regained fame of Mirza-Shaffy Vazekh, an outstanding Azerbaijan poet and scholar.

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