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Pavel Bazhov (Павел Петрович Бажов) (January 27, 1879 - December 3, 1950) was a Russian writer. He is famous as the author of many fairy-tale stories, translated in many languages. Sergei Prokofiev created a ballet "The Tale of the Stone Flower" based on one of his tales.

He was also the author of several books on the Russian Revolution and the Civil War. He was decorated with an Order of Lenin and won the USSR State Prize.

This exhibition shows the original gouache and watercolour illustrations to Bazhov's tale "The Russian Smiths" (Русские мастера), drawn by Moscow artist Dmitrii Minkov in 1946.



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