Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky says he plans to seek asylum in France, amid allegations that he committed a sex crime.
Art and Endurance in the Siege of Leningrad, an exhibition of works by Elena Marttila (b. 1923) capturing the experience of everyday life during the Leningrad blockade, opens this week in Cambridge.
It turns out you can have too much of a good thing. The organisers of a festival in honour of World Snow Day on the far eastern Russian island of Sakhalin found this out when they were forced to cancel the snowy celebration due to heavy snowfall.
You probably know acclaimed Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa for his recent films Maidan (2014), The Event (2015), and Austerlitz (2016) — now online cinema club Mubi is presenting the filmmaker's early documentaries in a special programme, “Film is a Theorem”.
Leading architectural design magazine Architectural Digest has named the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, among the world's “13 Most Fascinating Public Sculptures”.
St Petersburg's governor, Georgy Poltavchenko, has announced that St Isaac's Cathedral — officially a museum — will be handed over to the Russian Orthodox Church.