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    Illustration for the fairy tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful" - Ivan Bilibin, 1900

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    Bilibin Ivan Jyakovlevitch, great russian artist (1876-1942)

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    Ivan Bilibin from 'Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga'

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    Russian art: Ivan Bilibin - Illustration for the tale ‘Vasilisa the Beautiful’, 1900

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