News shared by Karen Kettering: Lidia Andreeva, a pioneering female scholar of decorative arts and design and specialist in Soviet propaganda porcelain, has died. Condolences to her family, her colleagues, and her many readers.
Children's writer Eduard Uspensky, creator of the beloved Soviet animated character Cheburashka, has died. A remembrance from lenta.ru can be found here: https://lenta.ru/articles/2018/08/15/uspenskii/
I am sad to report the loss this week of two artists whom many of you knew or worked with, New York-based sculptor Leonid Sokov and Moscow-based kinetic artist, designer, and musician Viacheslav Koleichuk. You can read more about Sokov and Koleichuk here:
Alfred W. Crosby passed away earlier this week.Many H-Word subscribers will be especially familiar with his books The Columbian Exchange (1972) and Eological Imperialism (1986). Below please find an obit posted on H-LatAm.