There were some fears voiced that this show would never make it to Russia. As relations between Russia and Britain have worsened this year and the U.K.-Russia year of culture looks to some like an idea of hopeless optimism, an exhibit about Oscar Wilde, the witty Irish writer behind plays like "Lady Windermere's Fan," and Aubrey Beardsley, the genius and deliciously decadent illustrator, would seem the first thing to go out the window.
Artist Vladimir Dubossarsky has long lived and worked in a boathouse on the bank of the Klyazma River and now has opened a special exhibit "The Artist's Home," in a hangar-like building in the Moscow region.
A train cutting into a scenic city harbor with moored ships may be your first impression of Sevastopol, a Black Sea port in Ukraine. Even if you are at the end a long journey that covered all sorts of landscapes, this new view through the train's window will overwhelm you.