Victor Tkachenko (born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian-Canadian artist. Victor received professional art training beginning at age ten and was one of only a few graduates to complete the rigorous program at the Art School in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Following his fine art education, Victor did graduate work in architecture at the National University of Construction and Architecture in Kiev, Ukraine. He lives in Toronto.
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!