Viacheslav Begidjanov is a medium height middle-aged man, balding, with a white beard. He speaks quietly. Often mumbling through his explanations, he does not speak English.
Far away from his native Russia, Viacheslav Begidjanov has been visiting Midwestern colleges and sharing his illustrations with undergraduate art classes as part of a global scholars program sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. He visited St. Olaf art and Russian classes this week.