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‘I Despise Michelangelo’

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

British Publication Includes Karelia, Arkhangelsk in List of World’s Top Tourist Destinations

A cultural and educational tour to northwest Russia is one of the top 50 trips of this kind for 2017

Moscow to Offer Free Guided Tours on Arbat Street

Free guided tours around the district will be conducted along the Arbat for Muscovites and tourists

Russian Poet Anna Akhmatova Was Two-Time Nobel Prize Nominee

Anna Akhmatova, one of the most celebrated representatives of the Silver Age of Russian poetry, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966

25 Years Without the USSR: What We Lost

Faceted glasses, pompous hairstyles and futuristic petrol stations: browse our photo gallery to see what went down in history with the collapse of the USSR

Post-Industrial: Moscow Factories Gain a New Lease of Life

A celection of numerous Moscow factories and plants that have now become home to business centres, lofts and museums

Seven Most Beautiful Estates near Moscow

You don't have to fly all the way to Europe to see baroque churches and stately homes

‘Paper,’ ‘Potato’ and ‘The Railroad’: Books of Soviet Children

How little ones in the early USSR used to learn what is good and what is bad

Cold and Beautiful: The Best Snow Maidens of Instagram

The Snow Maiden, or Shegurochka, is one of the most important and beloved characters of the New Year holiday period in Russia

Totally Not Top Secret

Where to observe previously top-secret Cold War artifacts in Moscow

Winter Fun at Gorky Park Throughout History

From skating to breaking the ice: a selection of the most vivid pictures from the archive of Russia's main park

Excursion Trains to Run Between Moscow and Nearby Cities During New Year’s

Excursion trains will be running between Moscow and seven neighbouring cities during the New Year holidays

Centre of Slavic Cultures Opens in Moscow

The Margarita Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature opened the Centre of Slavic Cultures on Tuesday, Dec. 20

Maly Theatre Reopens in Moscow

The Maly Theatre in Moscow reopened after five years of restoration work with a performance of Griboyedov’s comedy “Woe from Wit” on Dec. 19

Russia’s Itinerant Masters of Realism

145 years ago, the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg hosted the first exhibit by the Society of Travelling Art Exhibitions, also known as the Peredvizhniki

Impressionist Works from Moscow’s Pushkin Museum to Be Displayed in Japan, Spain

Impressionist paintings from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will be displayed in Japan and Spain

The Kremlin Clock Is Still Chiming After 310 Years

Exactly 310 years ago today, Moscow residents woke up at 9 am to the ringing of the Kremlin Clock for the very first time

‘Our Main Goal Is to Shed Light on Hidden Russian Destinations’

Alla Manilova, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Culture, speaks about growing interest in Russia against a backdrop of sanctions and new tour routes beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg

The Charm of an Older Era: What to See in Veliky Ustyug

Veliky Ustyug, an ancient merchant town with two-storey mansions and narrow paved streets, is the traditional home of Ded Moroz, or Grandfather Frost, the Russian counterpart of Santa Claus

Russia Creates First Digital Map of Archeological Sites

Scientists working at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology have successfully developed and launched “Archeological Sites of Russia”

Linking Two Capitals

Russia's October Railway opened 165 years ago