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27 May 2016

Russian impressionism museum opens tomorrow in Moscow

Image: Russianmuseums.info

A new private museum dedicated to Russian impressionism will open tomorrow on Leningradsky Prospekt in Moscow.

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27 May 2016

Arkady Ostrovsky wins Orwell Prize

Arkady Ostrovsky. Image: Alexander Sorin

Arkady Ostrovsky, chief of The Economist's Moscow bureau, has won the prestigious Orwell prize, the UK’s top award for political writing, for his book The Invention of Russia.

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Indie band The Kills journey into Siberian darkness in new video

On Tuesday the American-British indie duo The Kills released the video for Siberian Nights, from forthcoming album Ash & Ice. Guitarist Jamie Hince began writing the record three years ago during a solo journey on the Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Vladivostok and back again. 

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Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Elton John postponed

Elton John in 2014 (Image: www.ubikwit.net under a CC licence)

Plans for Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with Sir Elton John when the singer visits Russia this month have been postponed, according to a statement released by the Kremlin.

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Celebrated Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer in crowdfunding campaign

Still from Alice (1987, dir. Jan Švankmajer) (Image: Czech & Slovak Film Festival of Australia / Facebook)

Acclaimed Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer has launched a crowdfunding campaign together with Athanor Productions for Insects, which he says will be his final film.

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Visit the Croatian cafe charging like it’s 1998

Owner Miro Klarić and Slavko Križ at Cafe Bar Klarić (photo credit: M. Krmpotić / Novi List)

Cafe Bar Klarić, situated in the northern Croatian village of Plešce, hasn't changed its prices since 1998.

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Azerbaijan court frees investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova interviewing U.S. Senator Ben Cardin in 2014 (Image: Kyle Parker under a CC licence)

Khadija Ismayilova, an imprisoned Azeri investigative journalist, has been freed.

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Young Russian photography on show in Berlin

  • Young Russian photography on show in Berlin

    Photo by Irina yulieva

  • Young Russian photography on show in Berlin

    Photo by Alexander Sedelnikov

  • Young Russian photography on show in Berlin

    Photo by Anya Schiller

  • Young Russian photography on show in Berlin

    Installation view for Egor Rogalev at Aff Gallery

  • Young Russian photography on show in Berlin

    Installation view for Anastasia Tailakova at Aff Gallery

The exhibition Extended Memory currently on show in Berlin's Aff Gallery showcases the freshest new talents in Russian photography. The participants include Egor Rogalev, Anastasia Tailakova, Yulia Spiridonova,  Alexander Sedelnikov, Anya Schiller and Irina Yulieva

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Russian producer Art Crime opens up about his new techno record

  • Russian producer Art Crime opens up about his new techno record

Russian producer Art Crime is one of the most prominent voices of the Russian new electronic music scene. His immersive techno tracks are frequently played on the dance floors of Berlin, New York and Moscow – yet they are more introspective than it seems. Art Crime's new EP Still Life out at Rotterdam-based label Pinkman reflects the troubled year in the artist's life. 

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Made in Kazan: urbanism masterclasses in Tatarstan

Kazan, Tatarstan (Image: TY-214 under a CC licence)

Made in Kazan, a two-day programme of masterclasses by prominent international urbanists, opens tomorrow in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan in Russia.

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