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Collectors set their sights on snapshots of the Soviet era

Nov 06, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

O ver the past 70 years, the Russian sports photographer Lev Borodulin, now 96, has amassed what is probably the largest privately owned collection of Soviet photography in the world. Around 60 of his near 10,000 prints have been unveiled in London for the first time, at Atlas Gallery, where pictures dating from a 1924 portrait of Vladimir Mayakovsky, the Russian futurist poet, by Alexander Rodchenko, to a 1961 shot of the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by Igor Snegirev, are for sale.

The collecti...