Museum Reviews

The National Historical Museum of the Kyrgyz Republic 

Centrally located in Bishkek’s Ala-Too Square, the National Historical Museum of the Kyrgyz Republic boasts an impressive 90,000 exhibits covering Kyrgyz culture and history. Here, you will find a variety of artifacts including rock paintings, bronze and ceramic artifacts as well as artifacts made from precious metals. Also on display are national musical instruments, clothing […]

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The Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek

Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow

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Book Review of Music and Soviet Power by Marina Frolova-Walker and Jonathan Walker

Marina Frolova-Walker and Jonathan Walker’s Music and Soviet Power, 1917-1932, “trace[s] the transformation of pre-Revolutionary Russian music culture into Soviet music culture over the space of fifteen years”[1] focusing on how the music changed and adapted to the communist ideology of the new Soviet Union. It takes us through the tumultuous experimental period from the […]

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Book Review of This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia by Joan Neuberger

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