Hermitage returns monumental silver sarcophagus of Saint Alexander Nevsky to the Russian Orthodox Church
The move is described as "a striking event of world significance" by the director of the St Petersburg museum
Pro-Putin Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky speaks out again in support of war in Ukraine
The veteran Russian museum chief tells Kremlin newspaper that war is “a means of cultural exchange”
What has happened to visitor numbers at Russian museums since the start of the war?
As Russia leaves the world cultural stage following its invasion of Ukraine, we look at how its art institutions have reacted
‘No one can interfere with our offensive’: Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky compares Russian export of culture to country’s ‘operation’ in Ukraine
St. Petersburg museum also announces “a one-year moratorium on exhibitions in Europe and the US”
Isolated by Russia boycotts, Hermitage director calls for 'cultural bridges between the nations'
Mikhail Piotrovksy, who has been criticised for his silence on the war in Ukraine, says the museum will continue its international projects outside Europe
'Putin's been my person since the 90s': ahead of Russia's parliamentary elections, Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky talks politics
The outspoken museum chief is leading the St Petersburg ticket of United Russia, the pro-Putin ruling party, in national parliamentary elections this weekend
Russian government quits as Putin rewrites constitution—with the help of key cultural leaders
Directors of the State Hermitage Museum and State Tretyakov Gallery are part of a team enlisted to create laws that will allow the president to remain in power
St Petersburg's State Hermitage ponders Saudi Arabia satellite museum
The Hermitage will also expand its presence in Crimea with a new cultural centre planned in Sevastopol