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Victoria Semykina

Victoria Semykina is a Russian illustrator and fine artist. Her clients include Starbucks, D&D London Restaurants, GQ, AD, Forbes, Robb Report, Prime Russian Magazine, and Story. She is a graduate of the Russian Academy of Art and the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna. She lives in Bologna, Italy.


Victoria Semykina

My Midwestern Soviet Childhood

Winter 2015 | Essays

It may sound incomprehensible—senseless, Constance Garnett would have put it, as she did in her translation of The Brothers Karamazov—but while the rest of the world may dread the return of the prolonged hostile stare-down known in the last half of the last century as the Cold War, in some ways, I welcome the refreeze.