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Russian culture figures fear new law change will require government approval for museum tours, exhibitions and lectures

Artists and curators says the amendment to the eduction law, which is intended to stop anti-Russia propaganda, will restrict cultural activity

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The fight against Putin: artists on the frontline

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Russia

'To all Russian political prisoners': Pussy Riot release new video amid crackdown on pro-Navalny protests

Group faced prison sentence after filming a “punk prayer” against President Putin in 2012 at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

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Pussy Riot members and street artist among thousands detained at Russia's pro-Navalny protests

As demonstrations swept the country last weekend, Tima Radya as well as Masha Alekhina, Victoria Narakhsa, and Lucy Shteyn were held by police

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Museums & Heritage

Has Putin’s $1.6bn plan to build new cultural centres throughout Russia hit the rocks?

Foundation running the huge project has cut more than 80% of staff, but construction continues

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Politics

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

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State Hermitage Museum

Putin demands ramping-up of cultural hub in annexed Crimea

State Hermitage Museum and Tretyakov are involved in arts centre in contested region

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Russia

Putin praises Moscow's urban development in wake of World Cup success

But Russian president's remarks at eighth Moscow Urban Forum angered preservationists

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Law

New Russian law recognises contemporary art at last

Ultra-rich collectors who run their own museums will benefit from the change

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Politics

‘Putin is forever’—artists respond to the Russian president’s decision to seek a fourth term

The range of reactions reflects the ideological splits in country's arts and culture sector

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Cultural policy

Cultural figures profess support for Vladimir Putin at registration rally

Presidency bid backed by group of Moscow museum heavyweights

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Museums

Hermitage and Pushkin involve Putin in new museum row

The two institutions have clashed over the future of modern masterpieces

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Moscow dig chief mocked over “fake” site

Protestors claim archaeology project is sham to prevent political protests.

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Russia

A pilot restoration project modelled on the National Trust is being launched later this year in Russia

Putin looks to UK to save listed buildings

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Putin’s unexpected support for archaeologists may be warning to construction industry

He ordered the governor of Novgorod to make builders wait until archaeologists had finished excavating

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Exhibitions

Hartmut Wilkening's barefoot bigwigs come to Galerie Voss

Putin unwinds in Düsseldorf