Russian Folk Tales

Evgenii Rachev was an illustrator primarily of Russian folktales. Born in Siberia, he attended the Kiev Institute of Arts and began publishing in the 1940s. He spent the majority of his adult life in Moscow except for during World War II when he fought and also illustrated a front-line paper. The following colored plates are from the 1971 publication Russkie narodnye skazki (roughly translated to Russian folk tales) located in Special Collections & Archives.

More information about Rachev can be found on this website.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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