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The Animal Kingdom In Focus: Brilliant Paintings by Kathrin Vienna

Austrian artist Kathrin Vienna creates superb watercolor illustrations of animals with elements of fantasy. The contemporary painting style paired with bright colors, splattered textures and untamed subjects provide the viewers with a sense of freedom and wilderness on a modern artwork series which exhibits the timeless beauty of nature through an emerging art style.

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Divinity #1 (2015)      //    Valiant Comics

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. 

Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity -– one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. 

Story: Matt Kindt, art: Trevor Hairsine

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After the revolution several Black African and mixed-race families came to the Soviet Union under the auspices of the Comintern. They were chiefly specialists in the spheres of industrial production and agriculture. The technical equipment, modest means, and professional experience brought by them were an appreciable contribution to economic development of a new state. 

When African nations gained independence from colonialism, the Soviet Union offered scholarships to young people from these nations. About 400,000 Africans studied in the former Soviet Union between the late 1950s and 1990. The first significant arrival of Africans was for the 6th World Festival of Youth and Students held in Moscow in 1957.  (X)

The Soviets gave the African Americans red-carpet treatment, including fat paychecks, subsidized housing and free vacations.

“My father felt the U.S.S.R. treated him better than America,” said Tynes-Mensah, a former university chemistry instructor who was born in the Russian town of Krasnodar and now lives mainly in the United States, spending summers in Russia. “He was happy here.” (X)

Above: Sergei Fanuelovich Kotov (orphan of Ghanaian father and Russian mother), Ghanaian tribal king.