A Soviet Sampler


MIKHAIL NESTEROV, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow. Works of art -- some never before exhibited -- by Russian master Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942), from the Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow private collections. Included is his Russia, the Soul of the People, symbolic of Russia's historical spiritual quest, depicting the religious philosopher Vladimir Solovyov and Leo Tolstoy walking along the banks of the Volga among multitudes of Russian people of different epochs.

PYOTR BELOV, Tverskoi Boulevard 11, Moscow. Twenty-two allegorical works about Stalin's reign of terror, by the theater artist Pyotr Belov (1929-88). Among the most damning: one portraying antlike columns of Gulag prisoners...

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