Different Countries, Same Gorodki 22.06.2021The traditional Russian game of Gorodki dates back to the 18th century. It was played by Leo Tolstoy and Maksim Gorky. In Soviet times, Gorodki turned into a legitimate sport, and this year marks the 85th anniversary of the first USSR championship. Today, the Gorodki is played not only in Russia and the CIS countries - Russian compatriots have brought the game to the far abroad. It has been found that the Gorodki can unite nations (Karelia and Finland hold joint tournaments) and bring back to the origins: it was abroad that many compatriots took up a bat for the first time.
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Russian art auctions brought Christie's over $8,5 million
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More than 8,5 million dollars went to the Christie's aution house at the auction of objects of Russian art, TASS reports.
This year, the organizers decided to hold an in-person auction. However, collectors could take part in the auction online.
Collectors were presented with paintings by Konstantin Korovin, Valentin Serov, Robert Falk, Ivan Aivazovsky and others. In addition, Christie's put up for auction a collection of Fabergé jewelry.
The most expensive lot was the portrait of Emperor Paul I by the artist Dmitry Levitsky, the painting went to the buyer for $ 1.3 million. For a long time the portrait was in a private collection in one of the Eurpean countries.
Konstantin Gorbatov's Invisible City of Kitezh went under the hammer for more than 700,000 dollars. The price for Sergei Chekhonin's still life has reached almost 390,000 dollars.
Almost 20 lots of Faberge brought the auction house about 1,5 million dollars.