Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin - Bathing of a red horse, 1912.
A famous painting of russian painter Petrov-Vodkin which made him world-famous. A red horse is the reference to the Russian icons. The painting was considered as an amalgam of the past and the future, classic European and Russian traditions and avant-garde . For the contemporaries it turned to be a symbol, a prophecy of Russian fate.

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin - Bathing of a red horse, 1912.

A famous painting of russian painter Petrov-Vodkin which made him world-famous. A red horse is the reference to the Russian icons. The painting was considered as an amalgam of the past and the future, classic European and Russian traditions and avant-garde . For the contemporaries it turned to be a symbol, a prophecy of Russian fate.

Alexander Vertinsky (1889-1957) was a Russian artist. He composed music, wrote poems and sang them in his  unique manner. He performed not only with his own verses but also with that of famous Silver Age’s poets such as Alexander Block, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and so on. He was popular with common public and Russian elites. In 1920 he emigrated from Russia. His tragic decadent image was a reminder of the gone epoch. Nevertheless, his creativity chanded through life from sad Pierro with exotic songs to a more democratic, especially after his after his return to Soviet Russia in 1943.  Also he played in prerevolutionary and soviet films. For the role of anti-Communist Polish Cardinal he even was awarded with Stalin prize. 

Alexander Vertinsky (1889-1957) was a Russian artist. He composed music, wrote poems and sang them in his  unique manner. He performed not only with his own verses but also with that of famous Silver Age’s poets such as Alexander Block, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilev and so on. He was popular with common public and Russian elites. In 1920 he emigrated from Russia. His tragic decadent image was a reminder of the gone epoch. Nevertheless, his creativity chanded through life from sad Pierro with exotic songs to a more democratic, especially after his after his return to Soviet Russia in 1943.  Also he played in prerevolutionary and soviet films. For the role of anti-Communist Polish Cardinal he even was awarded with Stalin prize. 

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin - Sketches to the opera “Boris Godunov”1923.

The opera was written by Modest Mussorgsky in 1872 and first performed in 1874. It based on the historical tragedy by Alexander Pushkin in 1825. Boris Godunov himself was the first elected tsar of Russia who ruled after the Rurik dinasty distinction.

ama-deo asked:

Why do you love russian culture?

Well, there is a lot of reason indeed. It has a very strong tradition and connections with world culture, it’s unique, special and universal at the same time. It’s very influential and influenced, even when the links are not so apparent. I think russian culture is not very known outside Russia (and  what  sounds strange - in Russia itself). So the reason to create this blog to popularize russian culture and history, to create more balanced view of it. There is a lot of myths and misrepresentations, we do not want to follow this way, creating one-sided biased image. Maybe it is too ambitious and the blog does not fulfill this demands but, at least, we try to  implement this idea.