Petrovich P.Ž. Two Serbian Тravelogues about Soviet Russia
The paper presents two Serbian travelogues published in 1928 in Belgrade: Impressions from Russia (Утисци из Русије), by the writer Dragiša Vasic and Impressions from Russia (Импресије из Русије) by the sculptor Sreten Stojanovic. On the occasion of marking the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, Vasic and Stojanovic, as journalists, had the opportunity to spend two months in Moscow and Leningrad. Driven by great respect and love for Russian culture, they wanted to acquaint the Serbian public with the social, political and cultural life in the new state. Both travelogues emphasize the image of Soviet society in which there are still conflicts between traditional and new values that are gradually but surely being established. The authors pay great attention to the Russian art of that time, primarily to the theater. Both travelogues are important literary and documentary evidence of the image of Soviet Russia that was formed in the Serbian cultural public in the period between the two world wars.