Robert Kamoyan.

About the Author:

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Robert Kamoyan.
Kapan, Yerevan (Armenia)
Robert Kamoyan (1937-2014) was an Armenian artist and theater director, born in Kapan, a city in Armenian SSR. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leningrad (1959-1960) but had to return to Armenia because of his father’s illness. In 1961 he enrolled at the Yerevan Institute of Art and Theater, in two departments –theater direction and painting.  He graduated in 1966 and worked at Yerevan’s Russian Theatre and Tumanyan Theatre as a stage director and set designer. From 1968 to 1998 he worked at the Zangezur State Drama Theatre as a stage director and set designer. Since 1968, participated in many international and national exhibitions. His works were exhibited in St. Petersburg, Riga, Jurmala, Vilnius, Yerevan, and Kapan. Robert Kamoyan’s paintings are in many private collections around the world.
Bookshelf
by Osip Mandelstam

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.

by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

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.

 

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

by Victor Enyutin

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.

by Nina Kossman

A collection of poems in Russian. Published by Khudozhestvennaya literatura (Художественная литература). Moscow, 1990.

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

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!

Videos
Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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