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More modern Russian humour

Since Vladimir Putin's announcement that he will attempt to reclaim the Russian Presidency, a wave of satirical comment has swept the internet. Central to this development have been certain images, inspired by rumours of Putin's admiration for Brezhnev, and by a feeling that Russia might enter a period of Brezhnevian stagnation if Putin were to be re-elected as President. http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9428000/9428786.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15553373

Deineka Exhibition

There seems to be a fair bit of interest around Aleksandr Deineka (1899-1969) at the moment. There was an exhibition at the Tretiakov in 2009, another exhibition in Rome in early 2011, and now another in Madrid. There were rumours that a Deineka show might go to the Tate.



Deineka at the Tretiakov, 2010.

http://www.march.es/arte/ingles/madrid/exposiciones/aleksandr-deineka/