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"Steady Pushkin, matter-of-fact Tolstoy, restrained Chekhov have all had their moments of irrational insight which simultaneously blurred the sentence and disclosed a secret meaning worth the sudden focal shift. But with Gogol this shifting is the very basis of his art, so that whenever he tried to write in the round hand of literary tradition and to treat rational ideas in a logical way, he lost all trace of talent. When, as in the immortal The Overcoat, he really let himself go and pottered on the brink of his private abyss, he became the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced."
Lectures on Russian Literature, Vladimir Nabokov (via literarylust)
Tuesday, 2 April 2013

FAVORITE PEOPLE OF ALL TIME
 Sergei Yesenin (1895 - 1925), Russian lyrical poet.

“Since the days of Koltsov the soil of Russia has produced nothing more indigenous, spontaneous, fitting and native than Sergei Yesenin… At the same time Yesenin was a live and throbbing instance of that artistry which, following Pushkin, we call the supreme Mozartian principle, the Mozartian element.” (Boris Pasternak)

Thursday, 28 March 2013
Friday, 22 March 2013
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Beautiful Russian art!
Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin was a Russian landscape painter. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds.
View more of his work
Source: Ivan Shishkin

touchrussia:

Beautiful Russian art!

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin was a Russian landscape painter. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds.

View more of his work

Source: Ivan Shishkin

Sunday, 10 March 2013
Saturday, 9 March 2013
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The traditional Slavic festival of Maslenitsa is a favorite time of year for Russians all over the world, and the festival is widely celebrated in many countries. 
But what happens in Russia itself during this “Butter Week”? Find out with us
Source: Lori / Legion Media

touchrussia:

The traditional Slavic festival of Maslenitsa is a favorite time of year for Russians all over the world, and the festival is widely celebrated in many countries. 

But what happens in Russia itself during this “Butter Week”? Find out with us

Source: Lori / Legion Media

Wednesday, 6 March 2013
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Friday, 22 February 2013
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