Russia

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”

Russians are selling art to fund the war in Ukraine—and not all of it appears to be real

An allegedly fake Kandinsky and NFTs of Ukrainian cities' coats of arms are among the works being offered to support Putin's aggression

Russian artist's new exhibition decries war in Ukraine—and suggests Western art world enabled Putin

Maxim Kantor's "The Rape of Europe" show in Luxembourg explores how contemporary art "participated in the preparation of cannon fodder"

Reports say Putin is deliberately targeting Ukrainian heritage—but is that true?

Amid Russia’s savagery we must maintain a clear ethical stance when intervening to protect culture

Russia boosts arts funding as sanctions start to bite

Vladimir Putin’s deputy chief of staff will put $12.1m towards helping cultural projects that have been targeted due to “their patriotism and loyalty to the country” since the invasion of Ukraine

Photographer Edward Burtynsky on his Ukrainian heritage and our 'predator species running amok'

Plus, Winslow Homer at the Met and China's Russia problem

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France seeks to protect Russia's Morozov collection from seizure as masterpieces return home

Works were on loan to a blockbuster exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Ukrainian cultural site where Tchaikovsky once composed music damaged by Russian forces

Town of Trostianets has pushed out the Russian army but has suffered widespread destruction

Chinaanalysis

China's Russia problem: will more international exhibitions be cancelled due to the countries' close ties?

Suspension of loans from state-run Musée Matisse le Cateau-Cambrésis for Beijing exhibition shocks Chinese art world

Russian artist stages protest performance against Bucha massacre

The unidentified artist is pictured in front of Moscow monuments laying face down, hands tied behind his back in a pose that has become synonymous with the atrocities

Shipping costs are skyrocketing—and galleries are expected to be hit hard

Oil price increases and the inability to fly over Russian airspace has made sending art abroad, especially between East Asia and Europe, much more expensive

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

Sanctions on Russian oligarchs put focus on assets and art stowed away in Swiss freeports

Legal loopholes of secretive customs complexes are in the spotlight again as pressure ramps up on Russian owned assets

Hermitage branch in Amsterdam rebrands after cutting ties with Russia

The venue has reopened with an exhibition series focusing on Dutch masterpieces, starting with Vermeer’s Milkmaid

Art marketanalysis

The G7 countries have banned art exports to Russia—we asked legal experts what this really means

While it is still legal to sell art to a Russian individual, conducting business with anyone on a sanctions list could result in fines or a prison sentence

Russian dealers make way for Ukrainian galleries at Liste fair in June

Fragment and Osnova galleries will give their stands to The Naked Room and Voloshyn from Kyiv

Russia bombs Mariupol art school sheltering 400 civilians, Ukraine claims

Women, children and elderly residents were among those in the G12 Art School building that was destroyed this weekend, according to local authorities

UK sanctions Russian oligarch behind major Fabergé egg loan to V&A exhibition

Ukrainian-born mining billionaire Viktor Vekselberg lent the first Imperial Easter egg to the London museum through his foundation

Russia has shut down Instagram—what now for its online art community?

On Monday, Moscow branded the Meta company an "extremist organisation", effectively criminalising the use of Instagram and Facebook in the country

Museum building heavily damaged in Ukraine's battle-ravaged city of Chernihiv

Director has been posting emotional updates on Facebook as Russian forces shell area

Heirs of Christian Boltanski—whose Ukrainian-Jewish parents fled from Nazis—pull Russia show

"Christian would not have accepted exhibiting in a country that is militarily invading his father’s homeland," the late artist's estate said upon the indefinite postponement of his St Petersburg exhibition

Russia-Ukraine war seeps into Art Dubai fair

Georgian gallery lays down Ukrainian flag in its booth while fair says it will donate 25% of ticket sales to Ukrainian refugees

Russian pro-war symbol 'Z' sprayed onto Pussy Riot member's door

Ubiquitous letter was first spotted on Russian tanks on the Ukrainian border

A statement from the ownership of The Art Newspaper Group on Ukraine

"At times like these, a means of cultural dialogue is especially valuable"

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What will happen to Russia's treasures on loan in London and Paris?

Imperial Fabergé eggs and Impressionist masterpieces are some of the works currently in shows in Europe

Ukraine urges sanctions against Russian art sector

Statement from leading art world figures calls for a ban on Russian participants in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta

Former Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky is leading peace talks with Ukraine

Controversial political figure was in post for eight years from 2012