Hello, and welcome to Los Cuadernos de Julia blog!
Los Cuadernos de Julia is an Arts and Culture blog that came into being on August 24th, 2006. Despite its primary focus, the blog often considers various topics in Art, Photography, History and Cinema from a philosophical angle. Hence it is not so much about exhibitions and art events, movements or personalities but about their place in a wider context of Philosophy and Humanities.
The author of the blog, Julia Shuvalova, is a writer, poet and translator, whose experience outside of Literature embraces Journalism, Advertising and Teaching. She was born in Moscow, spent nearly a decade in the UK, and is now back in the capital of her home country where she lives and works.
Here are reflections on the News, on England and Russia, Julia’s own work, and even Quotes – in additional to longreads on nearly all topics in the world. Featured Posts are at the top of the blog, there are Related Posts to every article. You may also be interested in Video and Audio, and there’s a Russian-language site, as well. Any other additions will be mentioned here.
Los Cuadernos de Julia was conceived as an open notebook and has generally succeeded at being a sketchy kind of narrative that follows physical, intellectual and mental peregrinations of its author. In this, it is a very personal account of world events, historical anecdotes and cultural occasions, which is shaped by the author’s two degrees in History and a varied experience in Arts, Media, Advertising, and Education. A dozen of interviews, original or translated, may also be found here and there under a special category. The blog was awarded a Google Blog of Note on August 24, 2009. There are over 1500 posts on the blog, so feel free to dive deep into the blog’s past.
The author, Julia Shuvalova, is a writer and translator, fluent in a few European languages, in love with world culture. She has published a couple of books as a translator, two collections of essays and poems as an author, and has numerous publications as a poet and journalist. She lives in Moscow, skis in winter, and winds down with the knitting, surrounded by her pets.
Posts in Russian are available on a subdomain accessible via the menu.
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- There were many events dedicated to the International Children’s Day in Russia. Indeed children are the future of any country, all the more so in Russia due to the country’s traditional inclination to a big family. I’m glad and proud to have been working with children aged 3 […]
- Back in 2007, when I worked at my first Advertising agency, I had to research into national holidays in different countries. For example, the International Women’s Day is a day-off in Russia but not in many other countries. As for Labour Day, it has been celebrated with a […]
- A historical moment: Uganda passes the anti-gay law, to protect African children from paedophilia and LGBTQ+ The post Uganda Passes the Anti-Gay Law appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia.
- On March 22nd, 2023, Belarus marks the 80th anniversary of annihilation of Khatyn village – one of nearly 5,000 villages that suffered the same fate during the Russian phase of the Second World War. The post The 80th Anniversary of Khatyn Tragedy appeared first on Los Cuadernos de […]
- Vladimir Putin acts as Alexander Nevsky, making a choice between the antagonistic West and the more traditional China, now epitomised by Xi Jinping. The post The Shadow of Alexander Nevsky in Russia-China Negotiations appeared first on Los Cuadernos de Julia.