…yes, all is in a man’s hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that’s an axiom. It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of. Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what they fear most.… — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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R.I.P. Lou
photo by Steven Shore

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R.I.P. Lou

photo by Steven Shore

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Soviet students dressed as birds, c. 1930.

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Soviet students dressed as birds, c. 1930.

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The local fire brigade of Tonshaevo, 1920’s.

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The local fire brigade of Tonshaevo, 1920’s.

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Sergei Rachmaninov with his dog Levko on banks of the Hopyor river, 1899.

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Sergei Rachmaninov with his dog Levko on banks of the Hopyor river, 1899.

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One of Stalin’s Falcons, 1936. Photo by Ivan Shagin.

“At one point during the 1930s, Soviet aviators concurrently held 62 world aviation records. These men and women, dubbed ‘Stalin’s Falcons’ by the state-controlled media in the USSR, performed heroic feats in the name of the Soviet motherland and received the grateful plaudits of Stalin and the Central Committee. Indeed, Stalin and his colleagues supervised the efforts of the Soviet Union’s aviators so closely that these ‘Falcons’ themselves became a part of the Cult of Stalin. Moreover, they and their achievements fed into all of the key themes of the Stalinist 1930s.” (Source)

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One of Stalin’s Falcons, 1936. Photo by Ivan Shagin.

“At one point during the 1930s, Soviet aviators concurrently held 62 world aviation records. These men and women, dubbed ‘Stalin’s Falcons’ by the state-controlled media in the USSR, performed heroic feats in the name of the Soviet motherland and received the grateful plaudits of Stalin and the Central Committee. Indeed, Stalin and his colleagues supervised the efforts of the Soviet Union’s aviators so closely that these ‘Falcons’ themselves became a part of the Cult of Stalin. Moreover, they and their achievements fed into all of the key themes of the Stalinist 1930s.” (Source)