Thanks to the pandemic, the museum may be on the verge of shutting its doors just when Europe needs its Russian ambassador more than ever.
Gen Zers in Russia Are Using TikTok as a Catchy Tool of Political Resistance
In Russia, high schoolers have massively taken to TikTok to express their support of Alexei Navalny, the resolute opposition leader most feared by the Kremlin.
Dispatches from the Arctic Art Scene
Hear from the curators behind the ongoing Arctic Art Forum about their takes on major issues affecting the region.
The Curious Lives of the Russian Stray Dogs That Traveled to Space
Space Dogs explores the lives of Moscow street dogs past and present, including the ones used in the Soviet space program.
Queer, Feminist Art Is Still a Crime In Russia
Leading up to the July 1 election — which would allow Vladimir Putin to remain president through 2036 — queer people have been disturbingly targeted.
Russian Artist Faces Six Years in Jail for Pro-LGBTQ Social Media Posts
After sharing feminist and LGBTQ-friendly art on social media, 26-year-old theater director Yulia Tsvetkova has been placed under house arrest, fined, and accused of distributing “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.”
A Moscow Museum’s Ecological Rallying Cry
The Coming World is an ambitious portrait of a dark future in which the world has run out of its resources, but still hasn’t found a way to “Planet B.”
Cinematic Visions of Dante and Video Games Come Together in Russia
The Moscow International Experimental Film Festival creates an experience of genuine kino pravda.
Man Casually Steals Painting from Moscow Gallery in Broad Daylight [UPDATED]
Unsuspecting visitors apparently mistook the thief for a gallery employee.
Russia Strengthens Saudi Ties with Offer of a Kandinsky Exhibition, while Prominent Architects Bow Out of $500B Saudi Megacity
Saudi Arabia’s financial prominence in the arts has been under active evaluation in the weeks following journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.
As US Rules for Asbestos Are Sidestepped, a Russian Manufacturer Emblazons Trump’s Face on Their Shipments
There were at least two things Americans should have banned outright in the 1970s when they had the chance: asbestos and Donald Trump.
The Dynamic Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and ’30s
Susan Pack’s Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde celebrates the experimental film posters from the pre-Stalin Soviet Union.