Slavic Wonderland: The Mysteries of Old Russian Folk Tales

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The works of artist and photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina offer you a unique tour of Russian pre-Christian folklore and fairy tales. Her detailed and immersive creations provide interesting and unorthodox interpretations of the symbolism contained in the myths and legends of old.

© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaZlatovlaska (Goldilocks), a fairy tale Tsarevna (princess) whose golden hair overshadows the light of the day and during the night lights up the sky, as most of others Tsarevnas from fairy tales.
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Zlatovlaska (Goldilocks), a fairy tale Tsarevna (princess) whose golden hair overshadows the light of the day and during the night lights up the sky, as most of others Tsarevnas from fairy tales.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaTriglava is a three-headed slavic goddess of Earth. Her three heads represent three basic elements: soil, water and air.
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Triglava is a three-headed slavic goddess of Earth. Her three heads represent three basic elements: soil, water and air.
© Photo : Uldus Bakhtiozina"Celebration of Mashas."
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"Celebration of Mashas."
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaTsarevna Frog (Princess Frog), a maiden trapped in the body of a frog because of a curse placed upon her.
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Tsarevna Frog (Princess Frog), a maiden trapped in the body of a frog because of a curse placed upon her.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaThe Seven Heroes, protectors of the Sleeping Princess (Russia's version of Snow White).
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The Seven Heroes, protectors of the Sleeping Princess (Russia's version of Snow White).
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaVasilisa the Wise, a maiden renowned for her wisdom and beauty.
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Vasilisa the Wise, a maiden renowned for her wisdom and beauty.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaThe Zhar-Ptitsa (Firebird), an elusive and majestic creature considered to be the Russian version of the legend of the Phoenix.
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The Zhar-Ptitsa (Firebird), an elusive and majestic creature considered to be the Russian version of the legend of the Phoenix.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaBaba Yaga, one of the most ambiguous characters in Russian folklore. While sometimes acting as a villain, she's often portrayed as a harsh but fair character, punishing the wicked but rewarding those she deems as worthy of her attention.
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Baba Yaga, one of the most ambiguous characters in Russian folklore. While sometimes acting as a villain, she's often portrayed as a harsh but fair character, punishing the wicked but rewarding those she deems as worthy of her attention.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaThe Soul of the Forest.
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The Soul of the Forest.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaRyaba the Hen.
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Ryaba the Hen.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaTsarevnas from Milky Rivers.
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Tsarevnas from Milky Rivers.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaTsarevna Nesmeyana (The Princess Who Never Laughs), a fairy tale princess who was always taciturn and sad. The only person who finally managed to make her laugh was her one true love.
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Tsarevna Nesmeyana (The Princess Who Never Laughs), a fairy tale princess who was always taciturn and sad. The only person who finally managed to make her laugh was her one true love.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaPetrushka.
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Petrushka.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaIvan. Sometimes Ivan the Prince, sometimes Ivan the Fool, he's the protagonist of many old Russian folklore tales who manages to triumph against impossible odds due to his quick wit.
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Ivan. Sometimes Ivan the Prince, sometimes Ivan the Fool, he's the protagonist of many old Russian folklore tales who manages to triumph against impossible odds due to his quick wit.
© Photo : Uldus BakhtiozinaSoft and Strong, a tribute to the story of Vasilisa Mikulishna - a woman who had to disguise herself as a man and overcome many trials to rescue her true love.
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Soft and Strong, a tribute to the story of Vasilisa Mikulishna - a woman who had to disguise herself as a man and overcome many trials to rescue her true love.
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