Why the Bear Has No Tail chosen for British Library exhibition

Fontanka's collection of Russian folk tales illustrated by nineteenth-century artist Elena Polenova, Why the Bear Has No Tail and other Russian Folk Tales, has been specially selected by the British Library bookshop for its forthcoming exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths which opens on 28 April.
Revolution blog now up and running

Fontanka's blog following the progress of the revolution week by week is an attempt to bring together various contemporary voices on this most momentous of years in Russia's history. Since starting the blog, we've discovered a major project that uses the form and techniques of social media to present history in a similar, though far more comprehensive, way. is also collaborating with Pushkin House to produce an English-language version of the site - Definitely worth checking out.
Evening with the artist Alexander Voitsekhovsky at Pushkin House

Artist Alexander Voitsekhovsky, whose book A Whale off the coast of Norway and other encounters is out now, spoke with publisher Mark Sutcliffe about his new illustrations for Pushkin's story 'The Lady and the Maid' at Pushkin House, London on 24 October 2016. To listen to a recording of the evening follow the link at this address:
Book for Erté exhibition in St Petersburg

An exhibition at the Hermitage in the summer and autumn of 2016 saw the return, after more than a century, of one of St Petersburg's most famous prodigal sons. The artist and designer Romain de Tirtoff, known as Erté, left the city in 1912 for Paris, where he established a dazzling reputation through his illustrations for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, and subsequently his work as stage, costume and fashion designer in both Europe and America. This book charts Erté’s extraordinary career, confirming him as a true genius of Art Deco. 
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