A guide to creative Russia


Curious incidents: the adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Russia

Curious incidents

After news of the return of BBC series Sherlock prompted rejoicing in Russia, Sam Kinchin-Smith and Nancy Gryspeerdt investigate the origins of Russia's on-going obsession with the great detective
Manifesta destiny: what does the St Petersburg-set art biennial mean for Russia?

Manifesta destiny

Its presence at the Hermitage has been met with a mixture of joy, hostility and indifference, but could the arrival of contemporary art biennial Manifesta 10 spell change for St Petersburg, and for Russia's increasingly isolated art world?
WTF? Profanity, purity and politics — the battle for the Russian language


With the swearing ban coming into effect on 1 July, Maryam Omidi looks at the war of words over the Russian language