Ruslana Anichina lives in Poltava, Ukraine. Below are her illustrations for a book of Moomins, based on Tove Jansson’s Moomin trolls creations. In addition to illustration, Ruslana is known for her painting, graphics, and computer design. Numerous exhibitions of her work took place in Poltava and other Ukrainian cities. Despite the obvious danger, Ruslana stays in her native city.
Born in 1968, Ruslana Anichina studied at Poltava Technical University (Faculty of Architecture). She participated in numerous exhibitions including one-woman shows. Her paintings and drawings are in many collections, such as Poltava Art Museum, Abazov Museum of Local Lore, Literary and Memorial Museum of I.P. Kotlyarevsky, as well as in private collections in the United States, Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Spain. In 2015, she was awarded a Kaunas Seimas diploma for the promotion of Ukrainian culture in Lithuania. She was a winner of the city award named after I. G. Korolenko (2018). In 2021, she was a laureate of the International Triennial “At the Edge of Grey Pearls” as part of the all-Ukrainian creative project of the competition “ART-NOVA”.
Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.
A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.
This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!
“Cold War Casual” is a collection of transcribed oral testimony and interviews translated from Russian into English and from English into Russian that delve into the effect of the events and the government propaganda of the Cold War era on regular citizens of countries on both sides of the Iron Curtain.