Russian Federation

New magazine launched by Russian Orthodox artist association to promote contemporary Christian art

The association is already forging ties with like-minded groups in Italy and the US

Published online: 03 March 2015

Russian art historian on trial over forgery

Andrei Vasilyev claims avant-garde expert Elena Basner and the State Historical Museum both knew the work he bought was a fake

Published online: 26 February 2015

Hermitage library employee arrested over missing illustrations

Pages with historic engravings and prints were allegedly cut out of books and offered for sale at antiquarian shops

Published online: 16 February 2015

Artists take sides in Ukraine-Russia conflict

Art-world tensions run high as ceasefire deal reached

Published online: 13 February 2015

Director of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery dismissed

Zelfira Tregulova will replace Irina Lebedeva

Published online: 10 February 2015

Tatarstan rebrands itself as a land of rich cultural history and religious tolerance

Campaign criticised for glossing over the past and perpetuating stereotypes

Published online: 28 January 2015

Oscar nominated ‘Leviathan’ may fall foul of Kremlin cultural decree

Document signed by Vladimir Putin refers to “false ideas about Russia’s historic backwardness”

Published online: 23 January 2015

Clampdown sends Russian artists into exile

Berlin, Montenegro and, ironically, Kiev are popular destinations as Moscow curbs free speech

Published online: 08 January 2015

Moscow arts agitator leaves for Montenegro

Marat Guelman, the former director of the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, will open new cultural centre in resort town of Budva

Published online: 08 January 2015

Kandinsky Prize winner supported Russia’s annexation of Crimea

Pavel Pepperstein’s controversial comments resurface after he receives €40,000 Russian art award

Published online: 19 December 2014

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