Sophia Kishkovsky

State Hermitage Museum curator quits over Russia's war in Ukraine

Dimitri Ozerkov, the head of the contemporary art department, made the announcement on Instagram after months of silence

Russia to take over Ukrainian museum collections as formal annexation plans announced

Putin's decree to permanently occupy four regions of Ukraine means thousands of artefacts will become property of Russia

Poland demands Russia return seven paintings it claims were looted during Second World War

Putin’s international cultural envoy, Mikhail Shvydkoy, says Poland’s request has no legal grounds

First Cosmoscow fair since Russian invasion of Ukraine to open with no foreign galleries and internal complaints of censorship

“Understandably” no Ukrainian dealers applied to take part in the tenth anniversary edition of the Moscow fair

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William MacDougall, founder of UK's largest Russian-focused auction house, has died

Founded in 2004, MacDougall's was the first international auction house to have representatives in Moscow and Kyiv

Ukrainian artists fight back with radical poster art

Sunseed Art platform offers downloadable images reflecting 'resistance and resilience'

Ukraine gets emergency Red List for art as evidence mounts of 'trading networks flowing West'

The International Council of Museums has worked with Interpol to create the list, with border patrols on "high alert" to seize art stolen from Ukrainian museums—but is it too late?

Russian guard who doodled eyes on $1m painting sentenced as scrutiny of museum intensifies

Aleksandr Vasiliev had used a ballpoint pen to draw eyes on the stylised figures in a painting by avant-garde artist Anna Leporskaya

Russian museum founder and former mayor faces prison for criticising Ukraine invasion

Yevgeny Roizman, who established the Nevyansk Icon Museum in Yekaterinburg, was until yesterday the last prominent opposition politician in Russia to not have been arrested for speaking out against the war

London's Saatchi Gallery cancels Russian-organised show of Ukrainian art after social media backlash

"The Ukrainian Way" was scheduled for 3-11 September with an accompanying auction of physical works and NFTs

Twitter storm erupts over Ukrainian president's Vogue photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz

Some say the images, alongside First Lady Olena Zelenska, are in poor taste as the battle with Russia continues while others argue it will promote Ukraine's cause

Fabergé egg allegedly found by US officials on $300m yacht seized from Russia oligarch

A photograph of the "egg" has yet to be released, leading to heightened speculation

Ukrainian churches and places of worship devastated by war

As Russia's war continues, conservation is proving impossible—but heritage groups, priests and volunteers are doing their best to document the destruction

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Russian artist Yulia Tsvetkova—who faced six years in prison on pornography charges for her drawings—is acquitted in court

But the artist's mother warns that worst is not over as prosecutors can still appeal for a resentencing

Cold War era returns as cultural ties are severed between Russia and US

Cultural understanding “cancelled” as Russia withdraws from 1998 memorandum and museums wind down “all direct communications and collaborative work”

'Art will go back underground': artist Emilia Kabakov on the war in Ukraine and the fate of the Russian art world

Born in the Soviet Union, the artist reflects on how works by her and husband Ilya have taken on new meaning since the war

One of Ukraine's leading avant-garde artists to get major presentation at Tefaf Maastricht

Works by Oleksandr Bohomazov, priced up to €1.75m, will be presented by James Butterwick and Modernism galleries

New St Petersburg fair launches during Art Basel as Russia’s art scene copes with new reality

The new 1703 contemporary art fair, sponsored by the Kremlin-controlled Gazprom, overlaps exactly with the Swiss fair, which has long been a destination for Russian collectors

Is Ukraine's cultural heritage under coordinated attack?

Sites are suffering widespread destruction, but a coalition of organisations is working to provide evidence of deliberate targeting by Russian forces

Tom Seymour. with additional reporting by Sophia Kishkovsky

Russian justice ministry declares feminist artist Yulia Tsvetkova a 'foreign agent'

Tsvetkova, who is currently on trial on charges of disseminating pornography, is one of a growing cohort of dissidents to be labeled 'foreign agents'

Director of Moscow’s Second World War museum says he is ‘proud’ to be sanctioned over war in Ukraine

Aleksandr Shkolnik was added to list of sanctioned individuals by the UK and Australia, and is the first Russian museum director to be targeted

A Russian collective brings artists from Ukraine and Russia to a residency in New York

The Russian artist Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov and Ukrainian artist Pavlo Grazhdanskij are currently residents at ISCP in Brooklyn thanks to sponsorship from the collective AES+F

Pussy Riot's Masha Alekhina flees Russia disguised as a food courier (aided by Ragnar Kjartansson)

Alekhina has been arrested six times in the past year for protesting against Putin and the Kremlin

Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt—a Putin supporter who is one of Russia's best-known artists—discusses why he is happy his country's art market is in ruins

The artist, who has widely been accused of being a fascist, believes that Russia's invasion of Ukraine will free the country from "a Nazi dictatorship”

Paintings rescued from Ukraine—by being rolled up in drainpipes—offered in Sotheby's humanitarian fundraising sale

Artists and dealers have donated works to the online auction raising money for the International Rescue Committee in Ukraine

Russian forces reportedly stole valuable art from museums in Melitopol and Mariupol

A curator at the Melitopol Museum of Local History has also been kidnapped, according to local reports

Ukrainian artists find sanctuary in residencies in the Carpathian mountains

Fleeing the war with Russia, hundreds of artists have headed to the Zakarpattia region in the west of the country

Christie's aims to raise $1m for Ukraine in string of benefit sales

In April and May, the auction house will sell works to support the World Monuments Fund, Médecins Sans Frontières and CORE, the relief organisation founded by Sean Penn