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Happiness on Canvas: Serebryakova at the Tretyakov
It’s fitting that the Tretyakov Gallery’s major retrospective dedicated to Zinaida Serebryakova coincides with the arrival of spring in Moscow. The...
Nathan Sawaya: Bringing Lego to Life
Made from 80,020 individual Lego bricks, artist Nathan Sawaya’s six-meter long replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is anything but child’s play.
‘Best of Russia’: A Country Caught on Camera
“Best of Russia,” an encyclopedic photography exhibition at the Vinzavod Center for Contemporary Art, features a bewildering range of subjects captured...
Photographer Denis Piel has just opened his first exhibition in Russia, “Film Stills,” at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography.
A Life Devoted to Vision: Howard Schatz at the Lumiere Center
For a man who only took up photography in earnest at a time when others might be considering early retirement, Howard Schatz has had a truly prolific career...
A Multimedia Voyage into Space at Artplay
If gazing at swirling star constellations and listening to the sounds of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is your idea of an afternoon well spent, a...
Ready Your Chopsticks at Wang & Kim
A new restaurant from the folks who brought Kitaiskiye Novosti (China News) to Moscow's Asian food lovers. This time with a twist: Korean barbecue and...
Karaoke and Russian Classics at Arkhiv 13
Much of Arkhiv 13’s appeal comes from its venue—a charming 19th century mansion tucked away in a courtyard off Myasnitskaya Ulitsa. Ascend the grand...
Musicals Find Their Feet in Russia
The crowd jostling elbow to elbow at the Moscow Operetta Theater bar for their interval drinks are an eclectic bunch: young couples, family groups celebrating...
Art and Science Meet in a Remote Russian Observatory
Fifty years ago a remote observatory perched high in the mountains of the North Caucasus began to study the most distant history of the universe. It was...
Vampires, All Singing, All Dancing and on the Moscow Stage
Vampires can be seductive, witty and, as it transpires, outrageously camp. Or at least they can in “Dance of the Vampires,” the latest production to...
A Train East: Creative Responses From the Trans-Siberian Railway
A journey on the Trans-Siberian railway, with its boundless views of forest, land and sky, is as good a space as any to find creative inspiration. And...
Bringing Baryshnikov Back to Russia
On June 29, 1974 Mikhail Baryshnikov, the star dancer of the Kirov ballet, exited the Toronto stage to rapturous applause. Shortly afterward he skipped...
Moscow Restaurants: Bao & Bar Arrives on the Ring
Fair warning: You’re going to get through a lot of napkins at Bao & Bar. The new restaurant, situated a stone’s throw from Patriarch’s Ponds, celebrates...
From Kyoto to the Kremlin: Art Deco Takes the Spotlight
Resplendent and dazzling, the exhibition of women’s clothing and jewelry on display at the Kremlin Museum certainly lives up to its name. “Elegance...
Mix the City Launches in Moscow
What does your Moscow sound like? The honk of angry car horns, the whir of the metro escalator, the scrape of spades clearing the snow in winter or the...
Off-beat Films at Moscow’s Amfest
Films from across the pond arrive in Moscow this week as part of Amfest, a festival of independent American films organized by Cool Connections, with the...
Moscow Restaurants: Creative Cocktails at Schrödinger’s Cat
Head down a dark staircase, hunt for a doorbell hidden behind a painting and try to act casual as a section of the exposed brick wall swings open in rush...
Moscow's Only Contemporary Art Fair Arrives at Gostiny Dvor
Russia’s only international contemporary art fair opens its doors at Gostiny Dvor on Friday. Now in its fourth year, Cosmoscow is out to prove that contemporary...
IMAX Film 'A Beautiful Planet' Makes Its Moscow Debut
Every now and then the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in the night sky. But few realize that the rapidly orbiting spacecraft — which...
August 1991: Muscovites Remember the Failed Coup in a New Exhibition
On the morning of Aug. 19, 1991, Muscovites woke to the sight of tanks in the street. On television, normal programming was replaced by an unexpected showing...
Moscow Restaurants: A Match Made in Heaven at Wine & Crab
How many varieties of crab do you know? We’ll wager two, maybe three if you’re a true foodie. Either way, you’re in for a culinary adventure at Wine...
An Encylopedic Exhibition Celebrates Moscow and Its Museum
The Museum of Moscow celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. In lieu of a party, Muscovites of all ages are invited to a jubilee exhibition which gathers...
How Moscow's Museums Are Making Everyone Welcome
Instead of simply viewing the striking contemporary artwork on display at “Co-thinkers” — Garage’s latest exhibition — you’re encouraged to...
Ernst Neizvestny: A Principled and Uniquely Talented Artist
Russian sculptor and artist Ernst Neizvestny died yesterday in New York at the age of 91. Neizvestny, who had been living in the United States since 1977...
Weekend in Moscow: A Game of You
A Game of You is the third of a trilogy of experimental theater pieces from the Belgian company Ontroerend Goed. Billed on the group's website as “one...
Russia’s First Experimental Film Festival Arrives in Moscow
Tonight Moscow's International Experimental Film Festival (MIEFF) will open at the Trekhgornaya Factory — one of Moscow's oldest textile mills. It's...
'Finding Babel' Takes Jury Prize at Moscow Jewish Film Festival
Last week Moscow's International Jewish Film Festival came to its close. The winner of the Grand Jury Prize was David Novack's "Finding Babel," a documentary...
Moscow's International Film Festival: Top Picks for the Week Ahead
The 38th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) opened yesterday with much pomp and ceremony. While its "international" and "festival" credentials...
Russia's Cosmonaut Culture on Show at VDNKh
“Space: The Birth of a New Era,” VDNKh’s most hyped exhibition of the year, is certainly setting its sights intergalactically high. Fortunately,...
Life Through a Different Lens: Moscow's Jewish Film Festival
Tomorrow is opening night of the Moscow Jewish Film Festival, a cultural event offering Muscovites the chance to become acquainted with the world of Jewish...
Feast Yourself at Russia's Biggest Food Festival This Weekend
Gourmands of Moscow are in for a treat this weekend as the food festival "O, da! Eda!" (Oh yes! Food!) comes to Gorky Park. The festival shines a spotlight...
The Museum of Russian Impressionism Opens in Moscow
Moscow just got a new museum. The Museum of Russian Impressionism is the first major private art museum to open in the capital, and its founder...
The Timeless Cool of Soviet Film Posters, on Show in Moscow
Bold and experimental, the designs currently on show at the Central Manege Exhibition Hall have none of the romanticism of the Hollywood silver screen...
See the City in a Different Light: Moscow Museum Night
Night owls everywhere are in luck this weekend as more than 200 museums, galleries and art centers stay open until the early hours as part of Moscow’s...
Dual Perspectives: World War II Artwork From Russia and Britain
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War in Russia. It was an event which was to leave an indelible mark on the...
Last Chance to Catch Singing in the Rain on the Moscow Stage
A chorus donning black tuxedos and bowler hats twirl multicolored umbrellas as rain pours down on them from the stage rafters.
Celebrate Victory Day in Moscow's Parks
Day is a time of brass bands, heavy artillery and a whole load of flag waving.
Run to Help Children With Burns in a Moscow Hospital
Children wearing brightly-colored cardboard wings play and talk with family members in their rooms. A little girl sits with a teacher at a desk going...
Manet's 'Olympia' Arrives and Reclines at Moscow's Pushkin Museum
Edouard Manet's painting of a nude woman reclining on a bed shocked and scandalized the French public when it was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris...
Max's Beef for Money: Moscow Takes its Beef Seriously
Max's Beef for Money takes a self-professed approach of "healthy snobbery" toward its food. Recently opened in the elegant district of Patriarch's...
Shakespeare Lives: A Bumper Weekend to Celebrate the Bard in Moscow
Tonight Shakespeare Lives kicks off. The festival, which forms part of the U.K.-Russia Year of Language and Literature and coincides with the 400th...
Saturday Spring Cleaning in Moscow's Parks
Fancy some fresh air and the chance to do a good deed for the planet? Moscow parks are undergoing their annual spring clean over the next two Saturdays...
Broadway Dreams Come True in Moscow
A group of dancers spin, stamp their feet and pump their arms in a whirl of motion and color as they rehearse a grueling dance named "the stricken...
Moscow on the Weekend: Best of Russia in Photographs and More
Best of Russia 2015, an exhibition covering the people, places and events of the past year, has opened at the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art...
Erwin. RekaMoreOkean Makes a Splash in Moscow
Situated at the foot of Hotel Ukraina with a view across the river to the Russian White House, Erwin has reopened with a new concept and an extended...
Get Out Your Green! It's Irish Week in Moscow!
Pour the Guinness, pull out your green top hat and practice saying "Ah, it'll be grand." That's right, Irish Week is upon us, and Moscow is bursting...
Presentation of Unique W.B Yeats Edition Kicks Off Irish Week in Moscow
On Tuesday the State Literature Museum will host the presentation of a bespoke W.B Yeats book project to mark Irish Week.
Mid-Week Music in Moscow
With the arrival of March, winter is officially over. It will soon be time to stow those heavy boots, ditch the woolen hat and embrace ice-free pavements...
Graffiti That's Art and Allowed: Alec Monopoly Comes to Moscow
Los Angeles based street artist Alec Monopoly will hold a public lecture in Moscow on Thursday and paint a wall at the Winzavod Centre for Contemporary...
What To Do With Your Kids on a Long Moscow Weekend?
What do you want to be when you grow up? This is the question that KidZania, a lavishly realized indoor city for children, asks the miniature workers who...
Moscow Golf Club Opens a Restaurant With a View - and an Innovative Menu
Moscow's reputation as a fountain of new wealth is perhaps no better epitomized than in the Skolkovo region to the west of the city. Nestled among...
Real Chinese Food, No Fuss at Moscow's Kitaiskiye Novosti
This fun, relaxed joint on Tverskaya Ulitsa is the second branch of Kitaiskiye Novosti (China News) to open this year. Spearheaded by restaurateur...