Yugoslav and Russian Rooms

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Yugoslav and Russian Rooms

Yugoslavia and Russia RoomsBy Ferki Ferati

Yugoslavian Room

Vojta Braniš (no picture avaliable)

The Russian Room

Andrey Avinoff

The two rooms, although both represent two similar communist countries, sent a totally different message. The Russian room, dedicated in 1938 designed by Andrey Avinoff (a Russian aristocrat immigrant to the United States) tells a story of a vast, beautiful, all-seasoned country which stopped existing at the end of the 16th Century. It avoids any mention of Russia's dominant role in the world Geopolitics and focuses on the Russian aristocrats which was the background of the deisgner of the room who lives in the United States.The Yugoslavian room dedicated in 1939 and designed by Croatian native Vojta Braniš (Studying at the University of Pittsburgh), however, tells a more comprehensive story of the country. It focuses on the collective history of its republics that came together to create something great. It takes pride in its great leaders, poets, scientists, and warriors from all but one of the republics.

What's Missing:-Communism (Lenin, Stalin)-Russian Greats (Peter, Catherine, Chaikovskiy, Radonezh, Malyutin)-USSR as a world power-Religious diversity-Russia's defeat of Napoleon-Russian common people

What's Missing:-Communism!-Tension between republics and the fact that some of them did not have a choice but to join.-No mention of Albanians and Kosovo-No mention of Muslims-Strong cultural ties to Russia

Click here to visit the Austria room, by Angela


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