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24 June 2016

Polish projection artist Krzysztof Wodiczko at London’s Photographers’ Gallery

War Veteran Vehicle (2009) at the GLOW 2011 Festival in Eindhoven (Image: GLOW 2011: War Veteran Vehicle by Krzysztof Wodiczko. Video Perry van Duijnhoven / vanabbemuseum / YouTube)

Known for his large-scale slide and video projections on public buildings and monuments, Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko will be speaking at London's Photographers' Gallery on 1 July.

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24 June 2016

Travel to the Volga river with the underground sound of Russian band Ytro

The cold underground sound of Ytro, one of the most intriguing music acts on the Russian indie music scene, is accompanied by a perfect lo-fi video from Moscow-based studio Great Fruit.

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Albania plans first memorial to the victims of communism

Tirana’s Skanderbeg Square (Image: Predrag_Bubalo under a CC licence)

Albanian authorities are planning to erect the country's first memorial to victims of the former communist regime, which collapsed in 1990.

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24 June 2016

Russia tightens grip over news aggregators

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law regulating the work of news aggregators.

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24 June 2016

Be enchanted by Russian illustrator Roman Muradov’s latest work

  • Be enchanted by Russian illustrator Roman Muradov’s latest work

    (Image: Jacob Bladders and the State of the Art / Roman Muradov)

  • Be enchanted by Russian illustrator Roman Muradov’s latest work

    (Image: Jacob Bladders and the State of the Art / Roman Muradov)

  • Be enchanted by Russian illustrator Roman Muradov’s latest work

    (Image: End of a Fence / Roman Muradov)

Take a look at San Fransisco-based, Russian illustrator Roman Muradov’s latest offering, a delightful hand-drawn detective story.

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24 June 2016

Digital art takes centre stage at Astana Art Fest

Astana Art Fest 2015

From 4–6 July Astana Art Fest will bring an array of contemporary art to the Kazakh capital, with works that make use of technology playing a special role this year.

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23 June 2016

Elon Musk’s super-fast tube travel may be coming to Moscow

(Image: Kevin Krejci under a CC licence)

Los Angeles startup Hyperloop One has signed an agreement with a Russian investment company to bring its 760mph tube-based travel system to the Moscow public transport network.

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Blocked Amazon could cause chaos in Russia

The blocking of the Amazon Cloud service in Russia is predicted to spell mayhem for many internet users.

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Moscow’s Garage encourages new generation of tech artists

(Image: Garage Museum under a CC licence)

Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has launched a new scholarship to support young artists working with IT, engineering and science-art.

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Dagestan’s unlikely friendship: lion meets sheep

  • (Lioness Masha makes friends with a herd of sheep / FREE NEWS channel TV / YouTube)

Imagine a world in which lions and sheep play happily together. This utopian vision has become a reality in mountainous Dagestan in southern Russia.

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