Friday, October 27, 2006

Bureacratic Chic

The excess of the bureacracy is on view in Moscow. This phone is one of the many gifts given to Soviet leaders in the good ol' days.

From the article in the Moscow Times:

"The exhibition was conceived by a Cambridge anthropologist, Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, and an art historian working at the Kremlin Museums, Olga Sosnina. Together, the two curators searched archives and interviewed museum workers to compile the histories of 500 objects that were given to Soviet leaders from Vladimir Lenin to Mikhail Gorbachev, some of them elaborate official offerings, others deeply personal and somewhat naive."

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