Viktor Popkov's painting "Builders of Bratsk" at an exhibition in London.
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First exhibition in UK by Soviet painter Viktor Popkov

The first ever exhibition in the UK of the Soviet painter, Viktor Popkov, has opened in London.

It is part of the Russia-UK Year of Culture and comes amid a stark deterioration in relations between Russia and the West due to the developments in Ukraine.

BBC Russia's Olga Smirnova went to find out how London audiences are reacting to Popkov's depiction of Soviet life.

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