Sergey Sergeev is an artist, sculptor, and architect. He was born in Novosibirsk (1949). After graduating from the Institute of Architecture, he was sent to Vladivostok, where he lived and taught drawing and architectural design at the Polytechnic University. In 2005, he and his family moved to St. Petersburg, where he continued his teaching career at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University. Sergey Sergeev participated in many collective and five personal exhibitions. In addition to graphics and painting, he is works with abstract sculpture. Many of his works are in private collections in Russia as well as in China, Japan, Bulgaria, Spain, the Czech Republic, and the United States.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.