The New Russian Encyclopedia is a fundamental reference publication in 18 volumes that characterizes nature, population, economy, history, science, art, technology and other important aspects. Contains about 60,000 articles, about 30,000 biographies, about 15,000 color illustrations, maps, charts, diagrams, tables. Leaves since 2003.
Is Orientalism on outcome of the academic scholarship studying the Orient, its peoples, their history and culture? Or, as the American literary critic of the Palestinian origin Edward Said argues, it rather justifies colonialism in the past and the modern expansionist policy of the Western powers? This collection of articles written by Russian and foreign orientalists aims to help readers to understand this multifaceted problems. It includes arguments for both "for" and "against" the famous concept of E. Said. The object of the study of most of the authors of the collection are Muslims - the population of regions traditionally practicing Islam, and migrants, as well as the orientalists studying the era of the colonial empires and the Soviet period that followed it in Russia. A thoughtful reader should form his own opinion on this issueeader will find it reliable arguments in this matter.
The book is devoted to the collection of paintings of the museum of Orsay.
Soviet posters created in the interwar Soviet Orient are as ambiguous as the very time of a sharp social and cultural breakthrough and the emergence of a new society. They represent a huge, but still poorly understood, layer in the history of Soviet visual propaganda. Bearing in itself the artistic and advertising, information and agitation functions, taking into account the national mentality, these posters fully fulfilled their assigned role: attracted the attention and interest of the viewer, activated the perception, controlled the mass consciousness. Vivid figurative posters, resolved in the characteristic post-revolutionary time avant-garde constructivist manner, were created by professional artists who dreamed of the birth of a great national style.