A Dale in Valaam (Aleksandr Afonin, undated (contemporary))
Have you noticed the similarity between the names “Afonin” and “Afonina”? Ten points to all of you who answered, “Afonina is the feminine declension of Afonin”. Would you believe it if I told you that they were not only husband and wife, but that both of them are Honoured Painters of Russia? ‘Tis so, friends and neighbours… and the world is better off for it!