Vladimir Putin

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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