Akhra Ajindzhal is a Ukrainian painter, graphic artist, and art historian of Abkhaz origin. In 1982, he graduated from the Sukhumi Art College. From 1982 to 1987, he studied at the Department of History of Art at the Moscow State University. While studying at the university, he continued drawing and painting. In 1987, he graduated with a diploma in the history of modern art of Abkhazia. From 1987 to 1992, he was employed by The Art of Abkhazia, an art magazine. He authored more than fifty articles published in Abkhazia and Russia. Since 1993, he lives and works in Kyiv.
This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.
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!