Tag Archives: Stalin

The Unseen Red Army, part one

The images below are from a small treasure trove of photos I recently obtained from a seller in Lithuania. They offer candid and hitherto unpublished glimpses into the lives of Red Army soldiers from the time of the Great Patriotic … Continue reading

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Something new for the house

Those who know me well are quite familiar with my penchant for Soviet-era artwork. Over the course of the past decade or so, my burgeoning collection of posters, banners, paintings and sculptures has filled my library room and, probably to … Continue reading

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An annotated look at Mike’s side of the bedroom

If anyone ever needed proof that my wife is a saint, look no further than our bedroom. Over the course of the past several years, I’ve slowly built a motif on my side of the bed that can only be … Continue reading

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