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Urs Fischer: ‘I Try to Create Beauty’

Afisha.Daily spoke to Swiss artist about his vision, art, the concept of beauty, and snobbery

Russian Dishes Which Scare Foreign Chefs

Can someone who grew up on sushi, pizza or pasta genuinely like Herring under Fur Coat or Veal Orlov?

Capturing Russia’s Northern Beauty

Why artists and musicians can’t help falling in love with the North Pole

Most-Visited Museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg Named

The Art Newspaper Russia has compiled a list of most-visited art museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2016

Russian ‘Masha and the Bear’ Cartoon Enters Chinese Market

The company "Masha and the Bear" will sign an agreement on the promotion of the eponymous cartoon with the Chinese Shanghai Media Group

Passions of 18th-Century Russian City Residents

The passions, pleasures and vices common to the residents of a small Russian city moving from a traditional way of life towards a European one

Solyanka: How to Make Soup From Sausage

Solyanka, a thick, spicy and sour Russian soup that is common in Russia and other former Soviet republics, can be made from fish, meat or mushrooms

Rosturizm and Ministry of Agriculture to Create Gastronomic Map of Russia

Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation are developing a gastronomic map of Russia that will be presented this autumn

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Proposes Hermitage Branch in Abu Dhabi

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed the idea of opening a branch of the State Hermitage Museum during the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum in Abu Dhabi

Orchid Museum Opens in Russia's Vologda

An orchid museum opened in Vologda this month, the first of its kind in northwest Russia, Interfax reported

Moscow Museums to Offer Free Admission Every Third Sunday of the Month

Several dozen museums in Moscow, including memorial apartments, will offer free admission every third Sunday of each month

‘I Despise Michelangelo’

Russia's modern-day iconographers talk about art, faith and Donald Trump

Hollywood to Produce Movie Based on ‘The Master and Margarita’

Mikhail Bulgakov’s influential Russian novel “The Master and Margarita” will be developed into a feature film

‘I Love You, Moscow!’

Snoop Dogg, Jane Birkin, David Brown and other musicians share their adventures in Moscow

Statue of Russia’s Greatest Poet Alexander Pushkin to Be Revealed in Copenhagen

Russia’s most renowned poet will be perpetuated in Copenhagen

Russia Creates Tourism Organisation to Debunk Myths

A new organisation has appeared in Russia that will attract tourists from abroad and debunk myths about the country

Eight Little-Known Facts About Pushkin

His birthplace, his flight from Russia and the lost chapter of Eugene Onegin: what other mysteries surround Russia's greatest poet?

Moscow’s Avant-Garde Architecture Collated on One Map

The Lithuanian design studio Baklažanas have created a map listing the pre-eminent Constructivist architectural sites located around Russia’s capital city

133 UK Tour Operators Selling Trips to Russia

Sergei Korneev, deputy head of Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency, said that 133 British tour operators were offering package tours to Russia

St. Petersburg Church Among World’s Top 10 Cultural Sites

TripAdvisor within a framework of Travelers’ Choice Award named the world’s best cultural sites of 2017

Mobile Guides on Segways to Roam St. Petersburg Streets

The wheeled tour guides will travel along the most popular tourist routes of the city

Paulo Coelho Jumps at Chance to Join RZD Mobile Library Project

Moscow train stations now have “A Book on the Go” mobile libraries