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Particular Books
15 June 2017
Drawing & drawings; Reportage & collected journalism; History; Politics & government; Travel writing
What does it mean to live in Russia today? What is it like to grow up in a forgotten city, to be a migrant worker or to grow old and seek solace in the Orthodox church? For the past eight years, graphic artist and activist Victoria Lomasko has been travelling around Russia and talking to people as she draws their stories. She spent time in dying villages where schoolteachers outnumber students; she stayed with sex workers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod; she went to juvenile prisons and spoke to kids who have no contact with the outside world; and she attended every major political rally in Moscow.

The result is an extraordinary portrait of Russia in the Putin years -- a country full of people who have been left behind, many of whom are determined to fight for their rights and for progress against impossible odds. Empathetic, honest, funny, and often devastating, Lomasko's portraits show us a side of Russia that is hardly ever seen.
By:   Victoria Lomasko
Translated by:   Thomas Campbell
Imprint:   Particular Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   508g
ISBN:   9781846149511
ISBN 10:   1846149517
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   15 June 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Victoria Lomasko (Author) Victoria Lomasko was born in Serpukhov, Russia in 1978. She works as a graphic artist and has lectured and written widely on graphic reportage. The co-author of the book Forbidden Art, nominated for the Kandinsky Prize in 2010, she has also co-curated two major art exhibitions, The Feminist Pencil and Drawing the Court. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows in Russia and abroad. She lives in Moscow.

Reviews for Other Russias

Victoria Lomasko's gritty, street-level view of the great Russian people masterfully intertwines quiet desperation with open defiance. Her drawings have an on-the-spot immediacy that I envy. She is one of the brave ones -- Joe Sacco, author of Palestine Powerful... Though Victoria Lomasko's figures are rendered in broad, black-and-white strokes, her depictions of God-fearing old ladies, young skinheads, and striking truckers never fall into the traps of parody, contempt, or stereotype. Her focus on the daily lives of regular people offers a respite from the international fixation on Vladimir Putin-who is, after all, only one of a hundred and forty-four million Russians -- Sophie Pinkham New Yorker An album of images and impressions of ordinary, unconnected Russian citizens who have unexpectedly found themselves activists ... Victoria Lomasko is the graphic artist equivalent of the great Svetlana Alexievich, the Nobel Prize winner whose work also records and vivifies the lives of the Invisible and the Angry -- Bob Blaisdell Russian Life


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