Russian Stories:

The Underground Kingdom

Finist the Falcon

Vasilisa the Beautiful

About Baba Yaga

About Koshchey


The Artist Ivan Bilibin    





The Red Horseman by Ivan Bilibin

See also the Black Horseman and the White Horseman

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.

Featured in most of the stories is the old crone Baba Yaga, 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 'Koshchey the Deathless' - you can't but adore him! Check him out!

Please let me know what you think of the stories and any help offered to keep the site going would be welcome! Thanks!


3 crows by Bilibin