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The battle for art - part six: the ideological function of a stamp

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Bottom image: Art of the October Revolution, Compiler, Mikhail Guerman, Trans., W.Freeman, D.Saunders, C.Binns, Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1986 7 more words


Russian Kvas

Kvass is a fermented beverage made from black or regular rye bread. It is classified as a non-alcoholic drink by Russian and Ukrainian standards, as the alcohol content from fermentation is typically less than 1.2%. 90 more words

Soviet Era

The Origins of Comedic Species: Armenian Traces

by Sergey Sargsyan

There is theory that the nations that have gone through relatively harder times like genocide and exile have shaped a deeper sense of humor in response to their tragedy.  236 more words

20th Century

'Sovetskaia kul'tura' digital archive

Following acclaim from the trial Cambridge builds on its Slavonic archival collections with the ‘Sovetskaia kul’tura’ digital archive.

The archive comprises Kul’tura (Culture), an important Russian weekly newspaper previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul’tura (1953-1991).  140 more words

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

From all of us here at the Abovyan Group, merry Christmas and happy holidays!

It should be noted that Armenian Christmas is typically celebrated on January 6, though New Year’s is generally a bigger deal in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, and much of the former USSR.  55 more words

Caucasus Studies

Father Frost Gets Cold Shoulder in Uzbekistan | Essentials

Father Frost Gets Cold Shoulder in Uzbekistan

Moye Mubarek (corano di Osman), Tashkent, Uzbekistan by iz4aks
License (according to Flickr): Attribution-ShareAlike License


Uzbekistan has proven hostile to other holidays deemed insufficiently native. 197 more words