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Tamara Soykina

Evangelist of Contemporary Russian Culture in Tokyo

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PRESENTED ON APR 26, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 146

ウラジオストック出身のTamara Soykinaさんは、 まだまだ日本では「恐ロシア」のイメージが根強いロシアのの魅力を広めるために、 日々熱心に活動しています。 オシャレでクリエイティブに溢れる最新ロシアのカルチャーや建築デザインをはじめ、沢山の「オモシロシア」を紹介してくださいます。

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Adornments of the Ancient World

BY WILLIAM HURLIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

William Hurlin, an antique jewelry expert, presents 19 pieces and explains how they were used. Some were charms to ward off evil, some were symbols to show your status, while still others had practical uses such as seal stamps to designate something as belonging to you.

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Russia Laws and Prison Subculture

BY DARLY TIMOHINA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2013

Lawyer Dariy Timohina discusses various features of creation and execution of legislation in Russia. She shares her opinion on how these features led to the creation of a very specific prison subculture that became prominent enough to develop its own slang and rituals. (in Russian) 

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Pop-Up City

BY JOOP DE BOER
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 28, 2013

Today’s world cities deal with many problems related to rapidly increasing international societal, cultural, technologic and economic transformation processes. More variableness in economic, political and cultural patterns leads to new expectations and renewals of dynamic capacities of the city. The Pop-Up City is a blog that explores the latest designs, trends and ideas that shape the city of the future.

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An Obsession with Russia

BY MICHAEL BROHM
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Michael Brohm talks about his passion for the culture, history, and people of Russia.  He presents to us photograph of the people in post-Soviet Russia during his travel to Russia.

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I Refuse to Waste!

BY DILIA SHAMAEVA
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2015

In Russia environmental waste sorting is not so popular as in Europe or in   United States. Inspired by the example of the prudent Europeans and Americans, Dilia Shamaeva decided to create her own project in Ufa: "I refuse to waste." 

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Hidden Books

BY GAIL BORROW
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Explore the Arch (Gail Borrow & Vladimir Miller) is a magical journey about a collection of books smuggled from Russia. The accompaniment of Vladimir and his flute taking us deeper into the unknown story... 

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mY cITY OF cULTURE

BY ADAM STEINER
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In this talk inspired by his City Arcadia micro-commission, Artist and Poet Adam Steiner considers how, as an artist, you can make an Arcadia of Coventry. He posits the theory that this might be your duty as an artist, but also perhaps as a citizen. Describing his process and project proposals, Adam offers us a way to look differently at the city.

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Russia, With Coffee

BY FIRDAUS OMAR
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

In Firdaus Omar's world, coffee is water, coffee is life. His story begins with his journey as an accidental diplomat who fell in love with coffee in Russia. Now, he brings his new passion and love to help build Brunei's coffee scene.

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Impressions from Germany and Russia

BY GERHARD MUTZ
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Gerhard Mutz's presentation is a delight for the eyes! It is a succession of amazing pictures taken in Germany and Russia while Gerhard was working for the German Embassy in Moscow. The photographs were presented in Germany and Russia as a photo exhibition entitled “Impressions from Germany and Russia”. It is said that trough his pictures, we can feel the duality of the two world, reflecting the tension of Russia when it declared the Crimea peninsula belonging to their territory.  Perhaps what you will mostly see is the beauty of the pictures, their composition, light, subject, angle… and how Gerhard describes them with such passion!