#Dostoyevsky Is the Limit?!

Between Russianness & Dostoyevskiness

Dostoyevskiness © Sergey Armeyskov, 2014.

Oh, dostoyevskiness of a flowing cloud!

Oh, pushkinities of mellow noon!

Night looks like Tyutchev,

Filling boundless with supernal.

Velimir Khlebnikov, 1908-1909.

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Apparently, Fyodor Dostoyevsky became a symbol, an archetype of a Russian writer, along with Lev Tolstoy (‘Tolstoyevsky’). Simpified image of Dostoyevsky’s Russia (or Dostoyevskian Russia) became a part of popular culture both in the West and in Russia. Continue reading

Image of a Typical Russian Man in Western Popular Culture (Gallery)

Russian Stereotypes: Image of a Typical Russian Man in Western Popular Culture
Russian Stereotypes: Image of a Typical Russian Man in Western Popular Culture

All photos taken and edited by the author. Continue reading

The “Circle of Light” Festival in Ostankino

"Circle of Light" Festival at the All-Russian Exhibition CenterThese are the photos and videos from the 4th Circle of Light International Festival which took place in many locations of Moscow. The ones presented here were taken at the All-Russian Exhibition Center (aka VDNKh) and near Ostankino pond. Continue reading

Understanding Russia with native Russian speaker

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