Museum Reviews

Semyon Chuikov, Founder of Kyrgyz Painting: His Life and House Museum in Bishkek

The Faces of Kyrgyzstan is a project of the popular Russian-language website Limon.kg based in Kyrgyzstan. The project presents those natives of Kyrgyzstan which have helped form the current country and especially its modern culture. The profiles are presented on Limon.kg in Russian. Translation was performed by Sophia Rehm, a SRAS Home and Abroad Scholar […]

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Gapar Aitiev Memorial Studio Museum in Bishkek

The Zoological Museum of the Biology and Soil Institute in Bishkek

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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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