Day: November 1, 2018

Two Paintings by Aivazovsky Banned in Russia Since 1892

The fact that there are paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky banned in Russia even today clearly shows that both the political and cultural approach in that country hasn’t changed over the past century or so. Ivan Kemerov about why two paintings by Aivazovsky to this day are banned in Russia Russia has attempted to hide some of

Yeghishe Charents About Stalin – “Narrow-minded Tiflisian Kinto”

Charents had already been reaching inspirational heights and spiritual insights… And they say that in the last two years of his life, bravado became alien to him and hooliganism also disappeared… He knew that he was being watched. He also knew that Stalin at the Writers’ Congress had pointedly inquired: “And how’s it going for