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Articles by Maria Michela D'Alessandro
St. Petersburg Cultural Getaway
If you're looking for a weekend getaway, how about heading north? The arts season is in full swing and the snowy canals and squares are magnificent.
Vatican Museums Host Rare Show of Russian Art
A ground-breaking exhibition of Russian spirituality on display at the Vatican Museums for the holiday season.
Bulgari in the Kremlin: Jewels in a Jewel Box
Don't miss this unique exhibit of more than 500 pieces of jewelry by Bulgari.
Two 250-Year-Old Pianos Come Home to the Hermitage
Did you know how Neapolitan composers and teachers influenced Russian musical development?
Venice Comes to the Pushkin Museum
Run, don't walk, to see this lush, glorious exhibition of Venetian painting at the Pushkin Museum.
Art and Sports Mix Beautifully at the Tretyakov Gallery
Don't miss this fine exhibition of sport-themed art from the Tretyakov Gallery's walls and storerooms.
Go to Italy in the Center of Moscow
If you're in the city center this weekend, take a short detour to Apulia, Italy through a portal in the Hermitage Garden.
Celebrating the First World Cup
What was the very first World Cup championship like? Find out at the Multi-Media Museum.
'New Flight to Solaris' Lands in Italy
The first major exhibition of Soviet non-conformist art in Europe opened in Florence, Italy.
Catch Italian Photographers at the Moscow Photobiennale 2018
Lovers of photography should not miss these exhibitions of Italian photographers in Moscow.
Check out the Photobiennale 2018 show at the Manege — especially the Italian photographers being honored.
N.I.C.E is Back in Moscow
One of Moscow's favorite film festivals is on this weekend with some great offerings.
Moscow’s Palisander Gallery Celebrates Italian Design
Don't miss this delicious show of Italian design from the 1950s to the present day.
The Man Who Saved the World
A film that is half-documentary and half-feature tells the story of a Soviet officer who trusted his instincts and averted nuclear war.
‘From Venice to Moscow’
Moscow’s Cinema Oktyabr is hosting the 9th “From Venice to Moscow” Film Festival, a standing movie date for Russian audiences.
The ‘Italian Van Gogh’ Comes to Moscow
For the first time the solo exhibition of by Antonio Ligabue brings this passionate art to the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia.
S-Fest Brings the Best of Snow and City Sports to Moscow
The S-Fest of Skate, Surf and Snowboard brings all you need to know about these extreme sports at the Museum of Moscow.
Venetian Finds: Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese at the Pushkin Museum
“Renaissance Venice: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese. From the Italian and Russian collections,” is an opportunity to see 23 masterpieces by the three...
Eataly: Bringing the Mediterranean to Moscow
The world's second-largest Italian supermarket, the long-awaited new megastore at Kievskaya also offers food counters and tasting, as well as cafes and...
Two Italian Greats: Finally Together in Moscow
This May, exhibitions of two great 20th century Italian artists, De Chirico and Morandi opened at the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum of Fine...
N.I.C.E. Film Festival Brings the Best of Contemporary Italian Cinema to Moscow
The Italian film festival N.I.C.E. — New Italian Cinema Events — is back in the Russian capital, giving locals the chance to see award-winning and...
'The Modern Day Madonna' at MSK Eastside Gallery
Experience a little bit of the Big Apple in the Big Onion at New York artist Ja’Bagh Kaghado’s “The Modern Day Madonna,” which closes this weekend...
Eternal Rome: Priceless Works From the Vatican Museums Arrive in Moscow
In 2013 Pope Francis and President Vladimir Putin met for the first time. There were a number of big topics on the cards: the Middle East, the persecution...
Eat Yourself Italian This Week in Moscow
Who doesn’t love hearty Italian food? If you’re crying out for carbonara or dreaming of sanctions-free parmesan, make sure you check out the “Week...
Laughter and Tears at Moscow’s Italian Film Festival
The third edition of the Italian-Russian Film Festival (RIFF) arrived in town yesterday. The 13-day event features the screening of 25 Italian movies,...
The Future in Focus at St. Petersburg’s Lexus Hybrid Art Show
This weekend is the last chance for art-lovers in Russia’s northern capital to catch the Lexus Hybrid Art Exhibition. Housed in the newly renovated St...
The Best European Cinema at St. Petersburg’s WestWind Festival
Love film and live in St.Petersburg? Look no further than WestWind film festival, which kicks off in Russia’s northern capital today. Supported by European...
Pinelli’s Unique Brand of Analytical Painting on Show in Moscow
Six of Pino Pinelli's works are on display at the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum (MMAM) until October 23. The landmark monographic exhibition, “Matter...
Moscow Restaurants: Siberian Specialities at Suguday Bar
The new restaurant from the Bulldozer group has taken inspiration for its name from an eponymous delicacy hailing from Russia’s Far East. Now popular...
A Panoramic View of Piranesi at the Pushkin Museum
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has just dedicated over 1,000 square meters of exhibition space to Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the Italian engraver, architect...
Raphael: Poetry in Painting at the Pushkin Museum
Raphael has arrived in Moscow. A landmark exhibition dedicated to the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance opened at Moscow’s Pushkin...
The Revolution That Wasn't: Russian Documentary Cinema in Berlin
The 25th anniversary of the Russian Federation has not only been a cause for celebration in the motherland, but also an opportunity for internal...
Discover Russian Student Life in Photographs
This is the last weekend to see "Gaudeamus: The History of the Russian Student life" at the Brothers Lumiere Center for Photography in Moscow. The show...
The Moscow Metro Celebrated in All Its Glory at Moscow Architecture Museum
On May 15, 1935, the most beautiful metro in the world opened. And today, nearly 81 years to the day later, the Shchusev Architecture Museum is celebrating...
'Being Leonardo': Massimiliano Finazzer Flory Brings Italian Genius to Moscow
On Saturday Italian actor, playwright and theater director Massimiliano Finazzer Flory will bring Leonardo da Vinci back to life in his unique production...
Yiwarra Kuju: Australian Aboriginal Art at Moscow's Artplay
Artplay Design Center is hosting an exhibition that is rare for Russia called "Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route."
Art and Food for the Soul on the Weekend in Moscow
If you are already tired of blinis or looking for a different kind of entertainment over the weekend, here are some picks that are of an artistic...
A Family Affair at the Russian Union of Artists in Moscow
If you have a chance before the end of the week, stop in to see an unusual and fascinating exhibition at the Union of Artists on Ulitsa Pokrovka...
'Russia on the Road' From Rome to Moscow
It is fitting that an exhibition about the impact of travel and transportation on Russian life should itself undertake a physical journey.
Six Days of Italian Film in Moscow
Starting on Tuesday, Moscow's Illyuzion Theater is hosting the 7th Italian Film Festival, "From Venice to Moscow." Over six days, the festival will...