This is the Russian guy who did stop-motion cut-out experimental animation for those who want to know - Yuriy Norshteyn. Here is his profile in IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0635956/
And below are some links to his work that I've enjoyed watching since I discovered him:
Hedgehog in the Fog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDlBmeeWck
The Heron and the Crane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3KQ8tQRpas&feature=related
and my personal favorite, Tale of Tales: (Long clip) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_q3WoYawNI
You might want to look the last one up after watching it. If you can fully understand Tale of Tales by only viewing the film, you're probably some sort of analytical genius.