Red Horseman by Ivan Bilibin
also the Black
Horseman and the White
On this site you
will find my own (somewhat quirky, I'm
told!) versions of Russian fairy tales
(the original versions are scattered
over the net) with illustrations by
some of my favourite Russian artists.
Ivan Bilibin (on the left) and Victor
Vasnetsov, are not well known outside
Russia and books on these great artists
are hard to come by.
in most of the stories is the old crone
often portrayed as an evil witch, but
also sometimes as a helper and wise
woman. I'm also working on a story of
Baba Yaga's male counterpart the zany
Deathless' - you can't but adore
him! Check him out!
let me know what you think of the stories
and any help offered to keep the site
going would be welcome! Thanks!