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.
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.
Activists in Russia are protesting the recent order by Russian authorities to destroy a digital print by the art collective Rodina.
What’s the difference between hackers and artists anyway?
Since its capture by ISIS in May of 2015, Palmyra has become a kind of archaeological fetish for the West.
A towering statue of Vladimir the Great is causing a great deal of anger in Moscow and beyond.
It is always a thankless task to review a show against the backdrop of current political events.
Did Valdimir Putin get an assist from Pablo Picasso toward his goal of bringing the 2018 World Cup competition to Russia? According to a British report that has just been made public, former soccer star, UEFA president, and FIFA executive member Michel Platini received a Picasso painting as a bribe in return for supporting Russia’s bid to host the 2018 soccer World Cup.
Pop quiz: What’s the best way to celebrate the 62nd birthday of a “democratic” leader with dictator-like tendencies?
In a candid interview with the Germany’s Deutsche Welle last week, the Russian art historian Ekaterina Degot stated that freedom in Russia’s cultural sector is quickly diminishing.
Those who’ve been following the news out of Russia know that three members of feminist punk collective Pussy Riot are currently on trial for rushing the altar and playing an anti-Putin song in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The women called their song, which is titled “Virgin Mary, Chase Putin Out” and includes a lot of cursing, a “punk prayer.” Authorities arrested Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova after their February performance and charged them with hooliganism and inciting religious hatred. They then spent months in detention until the trial finally began at the end of July.