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Russia Halts Release of Iranian Film on Prostitution – Distributor
Authorities said "Holy Spider," an award-winning film about a serial killer who targets sex workers in Iran, contained materials prohibited by Russian...
Debates Over Ukraine War Rock U.K. Universities, Cultural Institutions
For Russian language students, the main impact of the war has been to make it impossible to visit the place they are studying.
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Former Kremlin Youth Activist Appointed Head of Pushkin Museum
A former policewoman and erstwhile pro-Kremlin youth movement member has been appointed to run Moscow’s Pushkin Museum.
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How Cancel Culture Works in Russia
The debate about how best to punish "incorrect" cultural figures in Russia — that is, those who criticize the war in Ukraine or the Kremlin &mdash...
Head of Russia’s Tretyakov Gallery Replaced After Culture Ministry Standoff
A new director has been appointed to the State Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia’s most renowned fine arts museums, following a reported clash with...
How Culture and Faith Might Help Russia Find its True Voice
If we find ourselves in hell, what voice will we scream with? "Not with our own," observed the Russian writer Andrei Sinyavsky in his 1973 book of...
more than books
A Glimpse Behind the Bookshelves in Russia's Small-Town Libraries
In Russia’s rural villages, there are very few cultural institutions. Oftentimes, there is only a single library and a single House of Culture (community...
How Russia 'Removed' Priceless Kuindzhi Artworks from Ukraine's Mariupol
As street fighting raged, valuable museum exhibits were tracked down by Russian forces.
Russian Soprano Netrebko Condemns Ukraine War, Serebrennikov Leaves Country
Netrebko hopes to work again while theater director Serebrennikov gets down to business.
power of boycotts
Cold Shoulder for Russian Artists Sparks Debate Over Cultural Boycotts
A pall has fallen over Russian artists, long crown jewels of a country whose fine arts are an eminent source of soft power.
Cultural Iron Curtain Falls For Russian Musicians
"What's happening today is different, it goes beyond the Cold War, it's a real war"
going for gold
Russian Animated Film Nominated for Oscars 2022
The unusual love story "Boxballet" by Anton Dyakov is a contender for the short animated film award.
Azerbaijan Walks Back Plans to Erase Armenian Traces From Churches
The ministry published a statement addressing "reports circulated by some biased foreign mass media outlets over the past few days."
Russian Theater Execs Protest Ministry’s ‘Traditional Values’ Push
The Culture Ministry seeks to enshrine a policy to protect and promote what it calls “traditional Russian values” in arts and culture.
New Life for Abandoned Buildings in Russian Provinces
Volunteers, entrepreneurs and Russian towns are giving new life to old, abandoned industrial eyesores.
Arts Played a Starring Role at 'Russian Davos'
For the first time the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum focused on the creative industries.
Russian-Tajik Singer Manizha Heads to Eurovision
The singer-songwriter will represent Russia at Eurovision with a feminist song called “Russian Woman.”
Through the lens
Russian, Ukrainian Photographers Shortlisted for World’s Top Award
The Moscow Times presents works by photographers shortlisted for this year's Sony World Photography Awards.
'The Treasure of William Brumfield' Premieres in Moscow
William Craft Brumfield has dedicated his life's work to the study of Russian architecture and culture.
passing the time
‘The Master and Margarita’ Named Most Popular Russian Prison Read
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” is also highly popular among Russian prisoners.
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