Viktor Tsoi (21.06.1962 - 15.08.1990) - rock-musician, songwriter and artist. More known as founder and leader of rock band “Kino”

Initially Tsoi and several famous in a narrow circles musicians rehearsed their songs at flats before not numerous audience. Later Tsoi got acquainted with Boris Grebenshchikov who helped him to establish a group. First performances was of success and “Kino” became famous. Their songs broached social aspects of life, that caused a wide public response. At the time of Perestroika their texts were actual, especially antiwar.

The death of Viktor Tsoi aroused many conspiracy theories of it, but none of it was ever proved. Public outcry was so strong that some fans committed suicide. Thousands of people came to the funeral. 

For the whole generation Victor Tsoi became a symbol of protest. Till now his fans write on walls “Tsoi zhiv” (Tsoi is alive) showing that his neither he nor his creativity are forgotten. 

Sergei Solomko - Nastasia Mikulichna

This is one of my favorite characters of the Russian medieval  epic poems - byliny. Her name is Nastasia Mikulichna, and she is a female warrior (not so typical for Early Middle Ages, eh?)
Among other epic characters, knights-bogatyrs,  she is one of the skillets ones. There are a lot of stories like “Nastasia met some cool famous warrior, defeated him and then let him go, because what else she could do with such a weak”.

Sergei Solomko - Nastasia Mikulichna

This is one of my favorite characters of the Russian medieval  epic poems - byliny. Her name is Nastasia Mikulichna, and she is a female warrior (not so typical for Early Middle Ages, eh?)

Among other epic characters, knights-bogatyrs,  she is one of the skillets ones. There are a lot of stories like “Nastasia met some cool famous warrior, defeated him and then let him go, because what else she could do with such a weak”.

generategenerate asked:

Hi, I'm wondering if you could find a picture I saw on your blog a while back. It was painting of a small cottage in a forest with tall evergreen trees surrounding the cottage. I quite liked it and just can't remember who painted it or what it was called. Hope you can help :)

Well, I suppose this is Valentin Serov’s  ”Old bath house in Domotkanovo”.

The only cottage in a forest we have here)

And tnat’s Ivan Bilibin’s illustrations to “The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov” by Mikhail Lermontov.

"The Song" was done in the style of medieval Russian poems. It tells about some love story in the time of tsar Ivan’s the Terrible reign. Of course everything is very romantic and very tragical, yes. 

(So I should put down a tag like “funny life in 16th-century Moscow”)