We enter the house of Damir Muratov, an artist whose works are known not only in Siberia and other parts Russia, but abroad as well. Damir was born in Tobolsk, which was Siberia's capital prior to the revolution of 1917, and he obtained a degree as a graphic artist in Omsk. His most famous works – a belligerent Cheburashka, a Soviet cartoon hero, with a machine gun (CheBurashka
, 2002); Mao Zedong as Mickey Mouse (MickeyMao
, 2005); and the flag of "the United States of Siberia" (United States of Siberia
, 2010–2011) – are seen as pop art or Sots Art (Soviet Pop Art), although the artist himself prefers to refrain from engaging in artistic categories.