Hello, I am 82 yrs old and have been a lifelong professional artist, living in Mexico for the past thirty years. If you read my book, you will see that I have nothing bad to say about the Russians. In spite of the fact that I almost died in the POW camp, the Russians tried to keep me alive (and succeeded) and they had barely enough medecines to treat their own citizens and soldiers. My paintings have been very much inflluenced (though not obviously) by my experiences as a young man in the Ukraine and Romania. You can see my paintings, if you wish,by going to www.georgrauch.com
I also studied architecture and engineering, have a number of patents, so we have a few things in common. Due to the TB I contracted in the POW camp, I spent over two years in a 3/4 body cast in an alpine sanatorium. There I had my best training as an artist, since I drew my fellow patients as they lay nude in the healing sun (we had no medecine for TB then) What else would you like to know?