Wednesday, 15 June 2011


The result of photographer Simon Roberts’ one year journey, Motherland is
a bold visual statement about the nature of contemporary Russia, fifteen
years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Project Motherland


English Russia

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Anastasia Rudenko

Found an interesting website about art + design that has quite a bit of information about art related to Moscow.

There's an article on Anastasia Rudenko who is a young photographer that I have never heard of before but really like her work. Almost reminiscent of the essence that Boris Mikhailov's work evokes except more current and she has a similar style to Martin Parr.

And here's here personal website:

Monday, 13 June 2011



Pulse UK

Russian Maslenitsa

Russian Maslenitsa in London

A Documentary Film about Marina Abramović

Interview: Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramović. Portrait with Flowers. 2009. Black-and-white gelatin silver print; photo: Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Marina Abramovic (Serbian: Marina Abramović/ Марина Абрамовић; born November 30, 1946) is a New York-based Serbian performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Active for over three decades, she has recently begun to describe herself as the “grandmother of performance art.” Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.

snob magazine

article about russian student in London and cuts.

snob magazine

snob magazine

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Russian News Papers In London

Russia Profile . ORG

About Us

RUSSIA PROFILE is an English-language information service and community platform consisting of a daily-updated Web site and a quarterly special report, geared toward a wide range of readers with a professional interest in Russia. Our goal is to offer the most comprehensive and concise view of business, economic, political and cultural trends and processes underway in Russia.

So here is yet another website dealing with Russian current events amongst other things russian.

AND! their phrase thing is unwrapping the mystery inside the enigma which is basically what we were thinking of playing on.. same Churchill quote reference.

They have an interesting article on the "russian soul" something talked about by everyone from Dostoyevsky and Tolstoi to drunk people nowadays complaining about not being back home.

Define: Sovok

Apparently aside from what we as Russians understand under the term sovok there are also other connotations. For example among Russia/Americans in Brooklyn, New York it's used as a term for for the expatriates residing there. Obviously has some negative connotations as well.

And here is something else thats interesting about the historic origin of the term: