Victor (born on May 20, 1959, Mariupol) graduated from the art department of the theatre branch of I. Repin Institute of Art attached to the Art Academy in St. Petresburg. He worked as a theater artist in various theaters in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, as well as in Riga and Dresden (1990). He began to teach at the Repin Institute in 1993. As a stage artist, he designed sets for 10 performances in Russia and abroad. He has also been also engaged in book illustration. His key techniques are etching and engraving.He joined the Union of Artists of Russia in 1994 and continued as a member of the Union until 2018. He took part in many congresses of ex-libris and small forms of graphics. He engaged in printmaking, book graphics and painting. He took part in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works are in many museums and private collections.
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!