Articles by Alexander Kan



A Final Passage Prompts Farewell to Second City

Petersburg Still Struggles To Pay Faberge Tribute

The Manezh Central Exhibition Hall has opened an exhibit of works by the Russian jeweler Carl Faberge and members of his dynasty. It is another step in the long and painful way home for the Faberges. Tatyana Faberge, a descendant of the great artist who lives in Switzerland, came to St. Petersburg for the opening. Carl Faberge and his art need no introduction. His works are featured in the world's most prominent museums and private collections. But until recently, his creations had been better known outside Russia. The master died in exile in Switzerland in 1920. When his son Agafon fled across the border into Finland, he left most of the works in Bolshevik Russia. Closely associated with the Romanov imperial family, the firm's sublime miniature masterpieces were never exhibited in the Soviet Union and were mostly forgotten. Throughout the 1920s and 30s the Communists sold many pieces, including most of the imperial eggs, to the West.

St. Petersburg Police: Shooting in the Dark

Army Day Fest Affords Rare View of Admiralty

Upstart, Bureaucrats Battle for Second Port

Amnesty for Neo-Nazi Mocks 'Justice' System

Cathedral Restoration Forces Atheist Exodus

Brodsky's Beloved City Mourns Its Exiled Son

Warhol Tribute: A Few Cans Short of an Exhibit

Stumping Has Started For Petersburg's Top Job

Winter Freeze Brings Cheer to the Crotchety

Dandy Publication Pays Homage to Second City

Lofty Art, Leaky Tubes Herald Passing of 1995

Last Liberal Stronghold Can't Take It Anymore

Alternative Black Nights With a Hint of Fascism

Sorry, Folks, Red Line Shut Down for Repairs

A Rolling Stone Deejay Publishes New Journal

Patriotic Church Leader Leaves Political Legacy

Navy Park Should Not Uproot 'Sasha's Garden'

Restoring Petersburg's Traditions of Diversity

Mikhail Shemiakin: The One-Man Show

How Russian Hospices Show Change of Heart

City Races to Justify Mariinsky Bribe Scam

When the Revolution Will Come Full Circle

No, This Isn't a Circus: It's Just Election Season

When Bandits Are Freed, It's Time to Update Laws

Petersburg and Playboy: An Awkward Courtship

Film Fest Image Belies True State of Industry

The Soviet Past Lives In Seaside Zelenogorsk

A 'Ship of Fools' Finds Russian Waters Stormy