This month, our cabin spotlight is Almaty!
The Moscow building at Lesnoe Ozero is home to Третьяковская Галерия (Tretyakov Gallery, a space for arts and crafts), библиотека (library, where villagers can read a variety Russian books), and Большой Театр (Bolshoi theater, one of our many study and performance spaces at Lesnoe Ozero).
Рудольф Нуреев (Rudolf Nureyev) was a Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer who was considered one of the greatest dancers of his generation.
Дмитрий Менделеев (Dmitri Mendeleev) was a Russian chemist and inventor, perhaps best known for his creation of the periodic table of elements!
This week, our feature is Наталия Сац (Natalya Sats), a Russian stage director and theater founder. Sats was born on the 27th of August, 1903, to a Jewish family in Irkutsk. Her family moved to Moscow a year later, where her father, a composer, became the music director of the Moscow Art Theater. Sats began as a producer of puppet shows, but was soon invited to stage multiple operas on international stages.