Links: Art and culture
Jamestown Foundation received Nikolai Getmans collection of his own paintings showing the daily life in the Kolyma gold camps. No one in Russia were interested.
Memorial is a non governmental organisation collecting documentation from the time of the opression. What time that really is, is controversial as the present government has many former KGB-officers.
Russian art has always been very avangardistic and the artists have been at risk of deportation. Today they are much more free but marked economy often force them to produce bad taste. This is quality.
Website for photocollections, museums and much more.
The first Soviet style was the avantgardistic "Constructivism" but this was absolutely not the taste of Stalin, who preferred "Social Realism" with the red tractors, red flags and healthy workers.