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.


The Heat (September/October 2021)
Kvass (July/August 2021)
The Post Office (May/June 2021)
A Stove Named Yerofeyevich (January/February 2021)
Goa and Greenhouses (November/December 2020)
Life is Just a Bowl of... Raspberries? (September/October 2020)
The Thimble (July/August 2020)
Petrov Goes Back to School (March/April 2020)
The Patty Shop (January/February 2020)
Grandpa Cuckoo (November/December 2019)
Lyonushka and Ruble Bill (September/October 2019)
Nikolayev's Birthday (July/August 2019)
Someone Else's Granny (May/June 2019)
A Winter's Tale (mostly about valenki) (January/February 2019)
People's Court (November/December 2018)
Two Fishing Tales (September/October 2018)
Avdotya and the District Medic (May/June 2018)
Cats in the Fridge (January/February 2018)
Bath Day in Sheshurino (September/October 2017)
Raspberry Beetles (July/August 2017)
Nikolayev and Lyuska (March/April 2017)
Sheshurino, Boy & Mishka Sparrowlegs (January/February 2017)

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