Russian Federation

Hermitage plans Moscow satellite

St Petersburg's Moscow museum will focus on contemporary art

Published online: 13 March 2015

Russia’s Gulag museum to shut down after clash with regional authorities

The closing of Perm-36, the country’s only historic site to commemorate Soviet repression, marks one of several recent battles over culture

Published online: 05 March 2015

Russia’s financial crisis has knock-on effects on cultural projects

Formerly wealthy patrons and investors are pulling funding from art ventures for which there is little government support

Published online: 05 March 2015

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

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