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Uzbekistan authorities condemn “shameless” singer

(Image: Aziza Niyozmetova / Facebook)

Uzbeknavo, the Uzbekistan state agency overseeing the domestic music industry, has condemned popular singer Aziza Niyozmetova for what it describes as “shameless” clothing, and has threatened to revoke her performance licence.

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Inside Out exhibition of Russian and Baltic photography opens tomorrow in London

Geneva’s Bubbles (Alexander Tyagni-Ryadno, 2014)

Inside Out, a photography exhibition featuring work by six artists from the Baltic states and Russia, opens tomorrow in London.

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29 April 2016

Statement by Calvert 22 Foundation on the deportation of Arthur House

 

Calvert 22 Foundation wishes to make the following public statement:

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Online database of victims of USSR political repression launched

(Image: Open List / Facebook)

Russian charitable foundation Reach Out yesterday launched Open List, a Wikipedia-style online database of victims of political repression during the Soviet era (1917 — 1991).

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Riga Photomonth begins next week

Image from Futuristic Archeology by Daesung Lee (France), featuring in the Territories, Borders and Check-Points exhibition (Image: Exhibition TERRITORIES, BORDERS AND CHECK-POINTS: Riga Photomonth 2016 / Facebook)

The second edition of Riga Photomonth opens on Monday in the Latvian capital, showcasing photography from northern and eastern Europe.

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28 April 2016

Croatian left-wing media claim Culture Minister cut funds

King Tomislav Statue in the Croatian capital, Zagreb (Image: Neoneo13 under a CC licence)

Left-wing media outlets in Croatia have claimed that Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegović has purposefully cut state funding for left-wing and non-profit media.

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Russia considers tax on foreign films

A cinema in Moscow owned by major Russian cinema chain Formula Kino (Image: vow under a CC licence)

Russian lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would, if passed, tax profits from Hollywood and foreign films.

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Report shows decline in media freedom in the Balkans

(Image: Freedom House)

Media freedom in the Balkans is in decline, according to a report published today by watchdog Freedom House.

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Moscow metro station to exhibit works by Goncharova, Kandinsky and Lentulov

Peacock Under a Bright Sun (1911, Natalia Goncharova)

Moscow’s Park Kultury metro station is set to exhibit works from the Tretyakov Gallery collection, including those by avant-garde artists Natalia Goncharova, Wassily Kandinsky and Aristarkh Lentulov.

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Zaha Hadid Architects win Moscow technopark competition

  • Zaha Hadid Architects win Moscow technopark competition

    (Image: Zaha Hadid Architects)

  • Zaha Hadid Architects win Moscow technopark competition

    (Image: Zaha Hadid Architects)

  • Zaha Hadid Architects win Moscow technopark competition

    (Image: Zaha Hadid Architects)

Zaha Hadid Architects have won an international contest to design a building for a technopark in Moscow, said to be the Russian capital’s answer to Silicon Valley.

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