Russia appears in the paintings of Nikolay Marchenko in different guises: in the form of a snow covered landscape and the gnarled birches ("Two birches", 2009). And then – in the form of mythical bird women, they only not treated traditionally, but as a conjoined twin – one half of which is a double-headed eagle and the second female body ("the Black sea, mine," 2000). Anapsky black sea sitting on the sand she turned coquettishly to the side of the bird's head. The same hand is a fantastic creature indicates for the sea, where, as you know, "life is not bad". And then alley dawn... In the sand lying penny... Pop the words, memorized from childhood: "farewell, unwashed Russia..."