The Sakharov Center’s Direct View on Real Life

Map of Russia and Russian Flag adapted from images at

(Moscow Times – – Guido de Boer – October 21, 2015) [Photos here] With all the big exhibitions that opened this autumn as part of the 6th Moscow Biennale or as museum season openers, one small but interesting show might have been overlooked. It is an exhibition of photographs at the Sakharov Center called “Direct View.” The 11 […]

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William Brumfield: ‘We see things in Russia we never expected to see’

Ferapontov Monastery file photo, adapted from wikimedia commons image at, posted by Enotovidnii

What Americans know about Russian architecture is mainly thanks to the work of one man, who has photographed the country since 1970. (Russia Beyond the Headlines – – Lara McCoy Roslof, RBTH – September 25, 2015) It’s not easy to get William Brumfield to talk about himself. For Brumfield, 71, the foremost authority on Russian architecture in the U.S., […]

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