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23 September 2018


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Darya Grebenshchikova

7 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Darya Grebenshchikova Darya Grebenshchikova was born in Moscow to the unlikely couple of a white émigré father who returned to the Soviet Union and a mother who was from a family of Nizhny Novgorod merchants. She was educated as a stage artist at the MKhAT Drama School and worked at the Lenkom Theater as a costume artist before, in the 1990s, accidentally buying a house in a tiny village of Sheshurino with her husband, and then overcoming her fear of cows and dark forests. She has lived there ever since, enjoying the company of the last three remaining babushka neighbors.


Two Fishing Tales

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2018
Fishing can tell you a lot about life in the countryside, about sickness and health, chance and Fate, to say nothing of electricity and sausage
Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Translator: Liv Bliss
Illustrations/Images: Asya Lisina

Avdotya and the District Medic

Russian Life: May/June 2018
When the district medic comes around, the stage is set for a skirmish between modern and traditional medicine.
Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Translator: Liv Bliss
Illustrations/Images: Asya Lisina

Cats in the Fridge

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2018
“We do buy newspapers, and why wouldn’t we? It’s all spelled out in the paper – what the weather’s going to be like, how many rubles there are to the dollar, when the district center’s going to have chickens for sale. No, how can you do without the printed word?”
Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Translator: Liv Bliss
Illustrations/Images: Asya Lisina

Bath Day in Sheshurino

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2017
“On Saturdays, smoke drifts over the village. The banyas are being heated.” Let’s go!
Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Translator: Liv Bliss
Illustrations/Images: Asya Lisina

Raspberry Beetles

Russian Life: July/August 2017
It is surprisingly simple (in certain circumstances) to mix up homebrew with other, less harmful things.
Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Translator: Liv Bliss
Illustrations/Images: Asya Lisina

Nikolayev and Lyuska

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2017
“Nikolayev hated the cat, wet socks, and his mother-in-law.”
Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Translator: Liv Bliss
Illustrations/Images: Asya Lisina

Sheshurino, Boy & Mishka Sparrowlegs

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2017
Our first of several visits to a remote village, through the eyes of Darya Grebenshchikova.
Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Illustrations/Images: Asya Lisina