Russian Federation

The Art Newspaper Russia hands out its annual art awards, in Sochi-level style

The spectacular event includes 15 dancing Pushkins, the battleship Potemkin, and a provocative Dasha Zhukova-Roman Abramovich love story

Published online: 11 April 2014

When architecture and politics don’t mix

The commissioner of the Russian pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale has been fired for his vocal criticism of President Putin

Published online: 09 April 2014

Catherine the Great’s rooms restored to former glory

Conservation of the interiors at the Russian imperial family’s summer home wins heritage award

Published online: 21 March 2014

Putin’s handling of Crimean crisis backed by some Russian museum leaders

But Hermitage, Tretyakov and Pushkin directors' names missing from letter of support

Published online: 12 March 2014

Kandinsky Prize winner to represent Russia at Venice Biennale

Irina Nakhova is credited with creating the first conceptual “total installations”

Published online: 06 March 2014

Orthodox activists attack Moscow museum employee

A bookstore clerk at the Gulag Museum was punched for criticising religious group

Published online: 28 February 2014

Sochi’s art museum gets visitor boost from Olympic Games

But extra attendance and extended opening hours have also strained limited staff resources

Published online: 21 February 2014

Pussy Riot members detained in Sochi

The pair were released after questioning, but say they and other activists were beaten by police

Published online: 18 February 2014

Moscow moves forward with expanded contemporary art museum

New home for the National Centre for Contemporary Art will be at site of former airport

Published online: 23 January 2014

Tea and sympathy with Pussy Riot

A Russian missionary sat down to talk with the recently freed members of the feminist punk band

Published online: 15 January 2014

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