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Turkmen culture arrives in Russia

(Image: Hasan Magadov)

Over the last three days, Turkmen culture has been taking the Russian cities of Moscow and Vladimir by storm.

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Go on a land art adventure in Croatia

(Image: Boris Pecigoš)

Croatia's first land art trail is now open at Učka Nature Park, situated in the north-west of the country.

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Former Moscow bakery to become art hub

(Image: Bakery No.9 / Facebook)

You won’t get much bread now at northern Moscow's Bakery № 9 — it has been transformed into a new urban space and is one of the Russian capital's up-and-coming creative hubs.

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Holidaying in Russia just got a little more expensive

Lake Kucherla in the Altai Mountains (Image: Dmitry A. Mottl under a CC licence)

Budget-conscious holidaymakers in Russia may have to cut back on an icecream or two – Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a proposal to introduce a tourist tax.

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Star-studded feature on Armenian Genocide to premiere at Toronto

Oscar Issac in The Promise (2016, dir. Terry George)

Upcoming feature film The Promise, which takes on the subject of the Armenian Genocide, is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.

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Russia to hold own Paralympics

The Russian team at the the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games (Image: government.ru)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will hold its own games for its Paralympic athletes, subsequent to the country's ban from the international games.

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A bit fishy: Moscow art collective complete giant skatepark mural

  • A bit fishy: Moscow art collective complete giant skatepark mural

    (Image: Zuk Club)

  • A bit fishy: Moscow art collective complete giant skatepark mural

    (Image: Zuk Club)

  • A bit fishy: Moscow art collective complete giant skatepark mural

    (Image: Zuk Club)

Check out this enormous skatepark mural by Moscow-based art collective Zuk.

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Russian designer Victoria Nurislamova creates type-inspired ceramics

  • Russian designer Victoria Nurislamova creates type-inspired ceramics

    (Image: Victoria Nurislamova)

  • Russian designer Victoria Nurislamova creates type-inspired ceramics

    (Image: Victoria Nurislamova)

  • Russian designer Victoria Nurislamova creates type-inspired ceramics

    (Image: Victoria Nurislamova)

  • Russian designer Victoria Nurislamova creates type-inspired ceramics

    (Image: Victoria Nurislamova)

Check out these fascinating typeface-inspired ceramics by Moscow-based designer Victoria Nurislamova.

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Make wine the centre of your holiday at Croatia’s first “vinotel”

  • Make wine the centre of your holiday at Croatia’s first “vinotel”

    (Image: Gospoja)

  • Make wine the centre of your holiday at Croatia’s first “vinotel”

    (Image: Gospoja)

  • Make wine the centre of your holiday at Croatia’s first “vinotel”

    (Image: Gospoja)

Croatia first wine-themed hotel or “vinotel” opens today, set on the island of Krk in the northern Adriatic.

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Forget duty free, buy a Kalashnikov at the airport

  • Forget duty free, buy a Kalashnikov at the airport

    (Image: Kalashnikov / Facebook)

  • Forget duty free, buy a Kalashnikov at the airport

    (Image: Kalashnikov / Facebook)

  • Forget duty free, buy a Kalashnikov at the airport

    (Image: Kalashnikov / Facebook)

The decision by gunmaker Kalashnikov to set up shop at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport has raised eyebrows among security experts.

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