Russian Federation

Gothic church's frescoes destroyed during restoration

Only around 3% can be saved, say heritage campaigners

Published online: 26 August 2014

Putin announces plans to make Kremlin more accessible to tourists

Russian President also proposes to reconstruct the Chudov Monastery and Ascension Convent

Published online: 22 August 2014

Russian culture minister Medinsky in censorship row

A culture ministry document that aims to impose social “norms” on the arts has attracted widespread criticism

Published online: 20 August 2014

Putin announces investment in Crimea, stressing ‘inseparable links’ to Russia

Russian President chooses Chekhov House Museum to meet cultural leaders of recently annexed region

Published online: 16 August 2014

Art theft at Russian resort town

Paintings by Isaac Levitan worth an estimate $2.1m taken from house museum in Plyos

Published online: 08 August 2014

Hermitage film chronicles great museum's turbulent history

Director recalls how institution has been shaped by wars, revolution and purges

Published online: 24 July 2014

Calls to clean up Russian market

As major Malevich show opens in London, claims grow that the avant-garde market is still plagued by fakes

Published online: 16 July 2014

Pushkin hires Moscow architect for expansion

Yuri Grigoryan’s design preserves historic buildings, unlike Norman Foster’s stalled proposal

Published online: 02 July 2014

Russia’s other art biennial

Days before Manifesta 10 opens in St Petersburg, the International Biennale for Young Art kicks off in Moscow

Published online: 27 June 2014

Manifesta: a hard act to pull off

Kasper König organises the roving biennial as Russia, its host, attracts attention for all the wrong reasons

Published online: 20 June 2014

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