The Russianist

Russia. Mid Century Modern. Books.

May 18
fuldagap:

Muscovites celebrate Yuri Gagarin’s space flight, 1961.

fuldagap:

Muscovites celebrate Yuri Gagarin’s space flight, 1961.

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May 7
“Eastern Europe is élglise orthodoxe, Russia, Bulgarie, cyrillic alphabet. Not me.” Kundera to Roth, April 1988

May 4

theimportanceofbeingmodernist:

Too Cool For School: London Zoo Penguin Pool by Berthold Lubetkin-


Happy world penguin day everybody! In celebration, today’s post features three of my favourite things: Modernism, monochrome and penguins!

Russian architect Berthold Lubetkin, who emigrated to England in the 1930s, was probably most famous for Highpoint, a block of flats in North London. He was a pioneer of the modern movement in Britain and worked on many projects. He designed the penguin pool at London zoo in 1934 which housed the penguins until recently. The  pool is still at London Zoo today and is now grade 1 listed but unfortunately the penguins have been moved to another enclosure.

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May 3
Saw this show today and it was amazing.

Saw this show today and it was amazing.

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Apr 18
A true collector’s item.

A true collector’s item.


Mar 28
Worker in a Soviet silk factory.

Worker in a Soviet silk factory.


Mar 26
collective-history:

USSR. Moscow. Olympic Games. 1980. Red Square.
Raymond Depardon

collective-history:

USSR. Moscow. Olympic Games. 1980. Red Square.

Raymond Depardon

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Mar 18

ffactory:

1930s

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Feb 9

Poolside


Feb 5

First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or First Deputy Chairman of Hats?


Anastas Mikoyan in Cuba, 1960.


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