Anne Bobroff-Hajal's background in painting, animation, and Russian history have merged in her series collectively titled Playground of the Autocrats.

These polyptychs draw on animation techniques, icons, and formats such as graphic novels to tell stories of Russian geography and history from Ivan the Terrible to Stalin (and Putin). Her artistic passion is to portray – whimsically – the fiery struggles of individual human beings within vast social systems, as shaped by the landscapes in which those humans live.

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