The Concept of Universal Communal Upbringings

“When war and famine produced bands of homeless children during the Civil War, some Bolsheviks saw even this as a blessing in disguise, since the state could give the children a true collectivist upbringing (in orphanages) and they would not be exposed to the bourgeois influence of the old family” (Fitzpatrick 85). This quote directly … Continue reading The Concept of Universal Communal Upbringings

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Vasily Vereshchagin-Василий Верещагин

Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904) is one of the most famous Russian war artists.  He is notorious for his graphic nature which ultimately lead many of his paintings to never being printed or exhibited.  He had active service with the Russian army sporadically throughout the 1860’s and 1870’s.  He also traveled extensively both independently and with the … Continue reading Vasily Vereshchagin-Василий Верещагин

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