Articles By Irene Kukota

Russia’s History through Art with Sir Tony Brenton, Cambridge, 30 January

Russia’s History through Art with Sir Tony Brenton, Cambridge, 30 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/01/2018 10:51 AM

Russia’s great 19th century representational painters (virtually unknown in the West) presented Russian history with drama and intensity comparable to that of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. They tell deeply human stories and teach deeply political lessons. In his talk Sir Tony Brenton (former British Ambassador in Moscow) looks at their paintings and explores the world they set […] Read More

London Philharmonic Orchestra: A Golden Gala Evening, Royal Festival Hall, 27 January

London Philharmonic Orchestra: A Golden Gala Evening, Royal Festival Hall, 27 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/01/2018 11:26 AM

The London Philharmonic Orchestra brings the power of Wagner’s Das Rheingold to Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski to mark his 10th anniversary as Principal Conductor. Deep beneath the River Rhine glints the ancient Rhine gold. Far above, the great gods complete their fortress of Valhalla and prepare to rule over the earth. But the treasure […] Read More

PETER OSBORNE IN CONVERSATION WITH VADIM ZAKHAROV, TATE MODERN, 22 JANUARY

PETER OSBORNE IN CONVERSATION WITH VADIM ZAKHAROV, TATE MODERN, 22 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2018 9:24 PM

​Learn more about Russian art, institutions and the Moscow Conceptualists from leading philosophers, artists and curators On the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Tate Modern presents the first major UK retrospective of the pioneering Russian-born artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, and a host of rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs in Red Star Over Russia. In […] Read More

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Sunday at The Savoy, Classical and Contemporary Ballet Gala, Savoy Theatre, 28 January

Sunday at The Savoy, Classical and Contemporary Ballet Gala, Savoy Theatre, 28 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2018 9:52 AM

Kristallin Productions presents Sunday at The Savoy and brings an internationally acclaimed group of dancers to perform some of the world’s most loved solos, pas de deuxs, and excerpts from classical and contemporary choreographic works at The Savoy Theatre. It is a classical and contemporary gala featuring  Igor Tsvirko and Evgenia Savarskaya of the Bolshoi Theatre, Sarah […] Read More

Non-Historians Overheard. Boris Akunin in Conversation with Mikhail Zygar, Bush House, 24 January

Non-Historians Overheard. Boris Akunin in Conversation with Mikhail Zygar, Bush House, 24 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2018 2:05 PM

Another discussion of the “Overheard” series will be on history and future of Russia On January 24, 2018, the famous writer Boris Akunin and author of  a 2017 best-selling book  The Empire Must Die  journalist Mikhail Zygar will meet in London to discuss the historical development of Russia and the situation in the Russian society. […] Read More

Paris and the Russian Avant-Garde Study Tour with Dr. Natalia Murray, 27 -28 March

Paris and the Russian Avant-Garde Study Tour with Dr. Natalia Murray, 27 -28 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/01/2018 3:20 PM

Inspired by the acclaimed recent exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection at the Louise Vuitton Foundation, this study trip will explore the fascinating interplay that existed between French and Russian art in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The variety of ways in which so many Russian artists, both men and women, succeeded […] Read More

Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

BY Anna Lumbroso POSTED 18/01/2018 10:31 AM

Alexander Borodin was one of the rare talents to master two vocations: chemistry and music. A naturally gifted composer and a brilliant scientist, he was a member of ‘The Mighty Handful’, a group of composers dedicated to celebrating Russian heritage through their music. Unfortunately, he is not that well-known in the West. Time to breach this gap! […] Read More

LEONID PASTERNAK AND HIS DAUGHTERS, AS TOLD BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 24 JANUARY

LEONID PASTERNAK AND HIS DAUGHTERS, AS TOLD BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 24 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/01/2018 9:06 AM

An evening with the descendants of the Pasternak family, talking about the lives and work of artist Leonid Pasternak, father of Boris Pasternak, and his daughters Josephine and Lydia, who lived in England for most of their lives after emigrating with their father in 1921 to Berlin, and coming to England in the 1930s. Boris […] Read More

VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY – A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY’S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”, Pushkin House, 23 January

VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY – A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY’S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”, Pushkin House, 23 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/01/2018 10:52 AM

Vladimir Vysotsky was a singer, songwriter and actor who had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary often expressed in humorous and down-to-earth language. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor.  He gave voice […] Read More

THE PARADOXES OF TRUST: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND SOVIET SOCIETY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 January

THE PARADOXES OF TRUST: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND SOVIET SOCIETY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/01/2018 9:45 AM

Generalised social trust is essential for the peace and prosperity of any society. It was under serious strain in Russia, as the 1905 revolution revealed. In 1917-21 the new Soviet Government deliberately destroyed or fatally weakened most of the symbolic systems & institutions which earlier had sustained at least a limited measure of social trust: […] Read More

ROS, Rite of Spring and Harold in Italy, St John’s Smith Square, 27 January

ROS, Rite of Spring and Harold in Italy, St John’s Smith Square, 27 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/01/2018 3:30 AM

The first ever opportunity to hear one of Berlioz’ most personal and heartfelt works played on the astonishing instrument which inspired the work. It is a very rare instrument, which may well have belonged to Berlioz or Paganini. Made by one of London’s finest luthiers Barak Norman, the gran viola is mid way between viola and […] Read More

Romeo and Juliet by Alexey Ratmanski, Live from Moscow,  21 January

Romeo and Juliet by Alexey Ratmanski, Live from Moscow, 21 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/01/2018 12:10 PM

Screening of a brand new production of Romeo and Juliet for the Bolshoi Ballet,  broadcast live by satellite from Moscow, will be run in more than 1,700 cinemas in over 60 countries: over 35 countries will take part in the live broadcast from Moscow on Sunday January 21. RATMANSKY’S NEW PRODUCTIONChoreographer and former artistic Director of the […] Read More

Contemporary Russian Art Charity Exhibition and Auction, Rossotrudnichestvo, 16 – 21 January

Contemporary Russian Art Charity Exhibition and Auction, Rossotrudnichestvo, 16 – 21 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/01/2018 12:55 AM

Immediately after the New Year holidays, between 15 and 21 January, the auction house “Litfond” and the Rossotrudnichestvo office in the UK will hold a charity exhibition of modern Russian art in London. The event will take place in support of the London School of Russian Ballet in London. Official opening of the exhibition will […] Read More

From Russia with love: Russian Mariinsky Theatre Virtuoso Viktor Korotich Performs , St Martin-in- the-Fields Church, 22 January

From Russia with love: Russian Mariinsky Theatre Virtuoso Viktor Korotich Performs , St Martin-in- the-Fields Church, 22 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/01/2018 6:50 PM

One of the world’s most thrilling operatic baritones, Viktor Korotich, is performing a unique solo concert in London this January, during a rare break from the stage at the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. The prize-winning Russian singer, who has toured Europe with the Mariinsky Opera, presenting peerless performances of leading roles in Verdi’s […] Read More

Staging “Fiery Angel in Glasgow”. Interview with Philip White, Head of Opera at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Staging “Fiery Angel in Glasgow”. Interview with Philip White, Head of Opera at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

BY Svetlana Zvereva POSTED 10/01/2018 10:37 AM

This interview is a record of the  conversation between the two members of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who trained the students for the premiere of Prokofiev’s “Fiery Angel” in Glasgow in December 2017. Musicologist and Russianist Svetlana Zvereva who worked with the student vocalists on Russian pronunciation talks with the Head of Opera at […] Read More

GAMMA MAJORIS ENSEMBLE – RUSSIAN SERENADE CD LAUNCH CONCERT, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 19 JANUARY

GAMMA MAJORIS ENSEMBLE – RUSSIAN SERENADE CD LAUNCH CONCERT, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 19 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/01/2018 11:19 AM

Gamma Majoris is a London-based ensemble whose concert programmes showcase the individual and combined talents of four established soloists to present classical music in a new way. The ensemble’s name derives from the star Gamma Ursae Majoris and is also the term for ‘major scale’ in Russian (гамма – scale, мажор – major). The ensemble will perform a diverse […] Read More

Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky, ICA, London, 5 – 14 January

Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky, ICA, London, 5 – 14 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/01/2018 12:00 PM

Thirty one years since his death, Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1987) remains one of the highest examples of cinema of all times. ICA Cinema presents a full retrospective of his works to pay homage to his free spirit and boundless genius. An outsider and isolated artist, Tarkovsky’s vision of cinema was rooted into the idea of films […] Read More

Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux Performed by Pianist Victor Maslov, St James’s Sussex Gardens, 13 January

Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux Performed by Pianist Victor Maslov, St James’s Sussex Gardens, 13 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/01/2018 10:48 AM

Études-Tableaux With his Études-Tableaux Rachmaninoff continued down the path that Chopin and Liszt had already set out on with their concert etudes: the most demanding technical tasks are presented in the form of expressive character pieces. Rachmaninoff composed two cycles, each originally with nine Études-Tableaux; however, shortly before Opus 33 went to print, he removed […] Read More

Interview with Marat Guelman, Curator of Art Riot Show at the Saatchi Gallery

Interview with Marat Guelman, Curator of Art Riot Show at the Saatchi Gallery

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/01/2018 1:51 PM

Today we are publishing our concluding interview in the Art Riot series. Russian collector, gallerist, curator and art -manager Marat Guelman is a respected veteran of the Russian art scene. He first came to prominence and became internationally known during  his years in office as Director of PERMM contemporary art museum in Perm. Prior to that, in […] Read More

“The Fiery Angel” by Sergei Prokofiev has Flown into Glasgow for the First Time

“The Fiery Angel” by Sergei Prokofiev has Flown into Glasgow for the First Time

BY Svetlana Zvereva POSTED 04/01/2018 10:45 PM

On December 3rd 2017 one of the best Russian operas of the XX century – The Fiery Angel by Sergei Prokofiev – was performed in Glasgow for the first time. A concert performance of the opera was staged by Scottish Opera and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Held at the Glasgow City Halls, it has become […] Read More

A VISION OF THE APOCALYPSE: DECODING ST BASIL’S CATHEDRAL, RED SQUARE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 17 JANUARY

A VISION OF THE APOCALYPSE: DECODING ST BASIL’S CATHEDRAL, RED SQUARE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 17 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/01/2018 9:40 PM

In a lecture for Pushkin House, historian and specialist in Moscow history Sergei Nikitin will demystify this architectural masterpiece and symbol of Russia, built in 1561 by Ivan the Terrible. He will ask – where do the brightly coloured, eastern forms of St Basil’s Cathedral come from, built in the middle of what was once a […] Read More

DWELLING AND RHYTHM IN ARCHITECTURE: AN EVENING DEDICATED TO CONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECT MOISEI GINZBURG, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 16 JANUARY

DWELLING AND RHYTHM IN ARCHITECTURE: AN EVENING DEDICATED TO CONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECT MOISEI GINZBURG, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 16 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/01/2018 12:38 PM

This event will be a celebration of the first ever English publication of Moisei Ginzburg‘s Rhythm in Architecture (1922) and Dwelling: Five Years’ Work on the Problem of the Habitation (1934). Alexei Ginzburg, grandson of the architect, will talk about the books, his grandfather’s theory, and the ongoing restoration of seminal Constructivist building – Narkomfin – […] Read More

Art Riot. Interview with the Blue Noses Group.

Art Riot. Interview with the Blue Noses Group.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 30/12/2017 9:54 PM

We continue our series of interviews with artists represented at the ART RIOT: POST-SOVIET ACTIONISM running at the Saatchi Gallery. Blue Noses (Alexander Shaburov and Vyacheslav Mizin) are notorious for their “hooligan improvisations”. Their shows  are “a symbiosis of prefab concepts and pure improvisation. By using humor and the grotesque, the artists mimic all the trends of […] Read More

Russian Orthodox Christmas Concert with Soprano Maria Veretenina, The Dormition Cathedral, 8 January

Russian Orthodox Christmas Concert with Soprano Maria Veretenina, The Dormition Cathedral, 8 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/12/2017 4:17 PM

A coloratura soprano and harp will be heard together. The concert will be presented by the soprano Maria Veretenina and the harpist Nina Mishchenko. Music of European and Russian composers will be heard: the masterpieces by Bach, Handel, Saint-Saens, etc. This concert will be performed in support of the development of the Musical School « […] Read More

“Un Génie Incomparable. Faberge: From St. Petersburg to Sandringham” by Ian Collins.

“Un Génie Incomparable. Faberge: From St. Petersburg to Sandringham” by Ian Collins.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 29/12/2017 3:35 PM

The festive season — a time of family celebrations and exchanging of gifts — is upon us. In this manner, nothing seems more appropriate than perusing through the The Royal Fabergé  exhibition catalogue in search of some inspirations. Luckily, the exhibition running now at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, UK, provides us with […] Read More

‘In search of the ‘Scythians’: The Art and Culture of the Early Nomads of Siberia and Central Asia’  by Dr Konstantin Chugunov, Cambridge, 11 January

‘In search of the ‘Scythians’: The Art and Culture of the Early Nomads of Siberia and Central Asia’ by Dr Konstantin Chugunov, Cambridge, 11 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/12/2017 12:28 PM

Konstantin Chugunov, Senior Researcher of the State Hermitage, Leader of the archaeological expedition that has been working in Tuva for many years, and Keeper of the Collections of Antiquities of Siberia will give a lecture at the Pembroke College in Cambridge. The ongoing exhibition at the British Museum was inspired by archaeological findings of  K.Chugunov and his […] Read More

TATYANA VOLTSKAYA POETRY READING, Pushkin House, 9 January

TATYANA VOLTSKAYA POETRY READING, Pushkin House, 9 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/12/2017 10:00 AM

Tatiana Voltskaya is a prominent poet, essay writer and freelance journalist. Tatiana is the author of ten volumes of poetry.  “Arrow” («Стрела») 1994 ,  “Shadow” («Тень») 1998, «Cicada” («Цикада»)  2002, «Cicada» (London, Bloodaxe, 2006, «Trostdroppar», (Stockholm, 2009),  “Tatiana’s Letter” («Письмо Татьяны») 2011, “From the Varangians to the Greeks” («Из варяг в греки») 2012, “The Corner […] Read More

The Mikhailovsky Theatre Close-Up Photo and Video Project Features Its Leading Dancers

The Mikhailovsky Theatre Close-Up Photo and Video Project Features Its Leading Dancers

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/12/2017 1:46 PM

We suggest you make a pause and perhaps, leave the festive table for a moment, to follow the graceful movements of some leading Russian ballet dancers. The language of dance can tell any story, conveying subtle emotional overtones along with the dynamic development of thought. Every dancer is a storyteller, who inevitably adds their own individuality and world-outlook to the […] Read More

Interview with Igor Tsukanov — Art Patron and Creator of the Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism Show

Interview with Igor Tsukanov — Art Patron and Creator of the Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism Show

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 24/12/2017 6:30 PM

Igor Tsukanov is Chairman and founder of the Tsukanov Family Foundation, collector of Russian Non-conformist and contemporary art, stood as the driving force behind the recent blockbuster exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Dubbed by an FT journalist as  the Russian banker who wants a museum, not a yacht, Mr Tsukanov stays true to his passion.  In […] Read More

IGOR GOLOMSTOCK MEMORIAL EVENING, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 11 JANUARY

IGOR GOLOMSTOCK MEMORIAL EVENING, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 11 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/12/2017 2:34 PM

The art historian Igor Golomstock, who died last July, was born on 11 January 1929, in the old Russian city of Tver.  Please join us to celebrate Igor’s life and work on what would have been his 89th birthday. Igor is best known for his Totalitarian Art (1990), the first serious study of the similarities […] Read More

These Horses and Riders Were Catalysts of Cultural Change: The British Museum Curator St John Simpson on Ancient Scythians

These Horses and Riders Were Catalysts of Cultural Change: The British Museum Curator St John Simpson on Ancient Scythians

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 22/12/2017 4:11 PM

  Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia  is the culmination of this year’s celebration of 1917 Russian Revolution and Russian art and culture in the UK.  The exhibition was organised by the British Museum in joint collaboration with  the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. It  simultaneously provides a glimpse into the enigmatic nomadic civilisation of the […] Read More

Dziga Vertov: The Cine-Eye of the Revolution at the Pompidou Centre

Dziga Vertov: The Cine-Eye of the Revolution at the Pompidou Centre

BY Zoé Isle de Beauchaine POSTED 22/12/2017 4:33 AM

Anyone who has ever watched the 1929 documentary Man with a Movie Camera doesn’t need the explanation why Dziga Vertov has revolutionised the history of cinema. The radical director, or coordinator, as he preferred to call himself, brought new ways of interpreting reality. Transforming the spectator’s perception of everyday life in order to transform life itself. […] Read More

Courtauld Institute of Art Invites Applications to MA Course in Russian Art. Deadline: 8 January 2018

Courtauld Institute of Art Invites Applications to MA Course in Russian Art. Deadline: 8 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/12/2017 3:21 AM

The Courtauld Institute of art  invites applications to its MA History of Art program, which in 2018 will feature the return of its special option ‘Contacts and Contexts in Russian Art, 1905–1953’.   Taught by Dr. Maria Mileeva  the course investigates Russian twentieth century artists crossing cultural and geographical boundaries, making contact with developments across Europe and America, […] Read More

CELL MATES, HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, UNTIL 20 JANUARY 2018

CELL MATES, HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, UNTIL 20 JANUARY 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/12/2017 2:16 PM

Spies betray people. That’s what we do. It becomes a – a habit. Difficult to break – even when it’s not – not strictly necessary Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, 1961. One of Britain’s most notorious double agents, George Blake, known to have worked for KGB, is serving a 42 year sentence – that is, until […] Read More

Russian Revolution in Music: 1917 and the Aftermath.

Russian Revolution in Music: 1917 and the Aftermath.

BY Anna Lumbroso POSTED 21/12/2017 9:26 AM

Russia experienced a period of cultural prosperity during the three decades leading up to 1917. Poetry went through what was called the ‘Silver age’ and with it music, dance and visual arts also flourished. Many of its strongest advocates had developed strong links in Europe, particularly France. With the arrival of the Bolshevik’s many of these close ties were severed and the […] Read More

Evening with the Cambridge Professor Irina Kirillova, Rossotrudnichestvo, 21 December

Evening with the Cambridge Professor Irina Kirillova, Rossotrudnichestvo, 21 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/12/2017 9:58 AM

The event is simultaneously a book launch and the evening of reminiscences, brought together by the main theme. “Encounters of an Old Emigre with Remarkable Russian People” will be the main theme of the event featuring the Cambridge Professor of the Russian Language and Literature  Irina Kirillova who launches her new book titled  “Encounters. Remarkable […] Read More

Russian Art and Culture Helps Rediscover Works by Russian-Ukrainian Avant-Garde Artist Alexis Gritchenko

Russian Art and Culture Helps Rediscover Works by Russian-Ukrainian Avant-Garde Artist Alexis Gritchenko

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 18/12/2017 5:40 PM

On 28th November, the team of the Russian Art and Culture  celebrated the London launch of Dynamocolour  — the first monograph on the oeuvre of the Ukrainian-Russian avant-garde artist Alexis Gritchenko written by the art historian Vita Susak.  The event took place during the Russian Art Week at the Shapero Rare Books Gallery, in the immediate […] Read More

INSOMNIA. POETIC SKETCH OF MARINA TZVETAEVA’S WORKS, ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO, 20 DECEMBER

INSOMNIA. POETIC SKETCH OF MARINA TZVETAEVA’S WORKS, ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO, 20 DECEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/12/2017 1:40 AM

“One can instantly recognise in herself the beating of the real, not the bookish, life,” — once observed  poet and critic Vladimir Narbut when speaking about Marina Tsvetaeva.  And Vladislav Khodasevich, who witnessed her to be striving not for “the artistic but rather psychological certainty,” also remarked: “Her poetry tends to transform itself into a […] Read More

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Opera in Concert by Cambridge Philharmonic, Cambridge, 16th December

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Opera in Concert by Cambridge Philharmonic, Cambridge, 16th December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/12/2017 1:25 PM

From the grandeur of the Imperial St. Petersburg, Lensky, an idealistic young poet, travels to the countryside to visit his sweetheart Olga. He is accompanied by the arrogant, foppish Onegin. Onegin quickly draws the attentions of Olga’s sister Tatyana, but tensions soon rise after he coldly rejects her advances and is then accused of seducing […] Read More

DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGEI TCHOBAN, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna, Until 19 January 2018

DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGEI TCHOBAN, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna, Until 19 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/12/2017 10:53 AM

The exhibition features a set of drawings by Russian architects collected by the architect and collector Sergei Tchoban and shown for the first time in France. At the end of 2011, the Beaux-Arts de Paris had unveiled to the public another aspect of his collection, pertaining to the period of Neoclassicism. The drawings currently exhibited in Paris testify to […] Read More

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, The London Coliseum, 25 February

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, The London Coliseum, 25 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/12/2017 10:00 AM

  The Russian Ballet Icons Gala is an annual multimedia experience in London, organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. Every one of these special events has celebrated Russia’s legendary ballet school whilst paying tribute to its iconic dancers. The 2018 Gala will again be a fascinating display of Russian classical ballet repertoire and contemporary masterpieces […] Read More

KRASNOYARSK-BORN ARTIST ALEXEY MARTINS WINS THE RUINART ART PATRONAT GRANT

KRASNOYARSK-BORN ARTIST ALEXEY MARTINS WINS THE RUINART ART PATRONAT GRANT

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/12/2017 1:03 PM

The House of Ruinart, Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art are delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Ruinart Art Patronat grant, emerging Russian artist Alexey Martins. The Ruinart Art Patronat grant will allow Martins to execute his proposed Black Diptych (Black Forest and Black Sky) project that will […] Read More

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW, 18 December 2017 – 4 January 2018

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW, 18 December 2017 – 4 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/12/2017 10:29 AM

The multi-award-winning international sensation is back due to popular demand for Christmas 2017, having delighted audiences in over 80 cities globally including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.  Experience a joyous dream-like world that touches both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breath-taking blizzard that leaves […] Read More

Arctic Convoys Weekend. Film Screening Followed by Q&As with British War Veterans, Cambridge, 16 December

Arctic Convoys Weekend. Film Screening Followed by Q&As with British War Veterans, Cambridge, 16 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/12/2017 10:41 AM

A one-off chance to watch a series of short films created by Cambridgeshire schoolchildren with the help of with Independent Film Trust) about the Arctic Convoys and their role in World War II: the teams of ships that sailed through the Arctic from the UK to Russia delivering life-saving supplies. This project involved schoolchildren from local […] Read More

MEDIEVAL RUS’ AND ITS NEIGHBORS. Proposals for Monographs Welcome

MEDIEVAL RUS’ AND ITS NEIGHBORS. Proposals for Monographs Welcome

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/12/2017 7:39 PM

The series intend to publish books, both new research in English and translations of monographs and sources in other languages that cover the early history, literature, archaeology, art and culture of the lands that were previously the territory of the former Soviet Union. The series will employ a broad interpretation of the medieval period by […] Read More

THE DMITRIEV AFFAIR, Pushkin House, 19 December

THE DMITRIEV AFFAIR, Pushkin House, 19 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/12/2017 12:42 PM

Yuri Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who had been locating and exhuming the mass graves of Stalin’s victims since 1980-s, was arrested  on 13th December 2016 and imprisoned on trumped-up charges. His trial started in June 2017 and is still going on. The Dmitriev affair will be discussed by lawyers and human rights activists. The event […] Read More

Margaret Watkins, Leningrad and Moscow 1933, Pushkin House, Until 9 February 2018

Margaret Watkins, Leningrad and Moscow 1933, Pushkin House, Until 9 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/12/2017 4:09 PM

Margaret Watkins (1884 -1969) is an outstanding photographer of Canadian Scottish descent who was unknown for most of her lifetime, and until some 40 years after her death when gallerist  and journalist Joe Mulholland discovered her archive of several thousand negatives.  The Margaret Watkins exhibition, showcasing her photographs from Moscow and Leningrad 1933. This is her first retrospective in […] Read More

Russkaya Capella Lunchtime Christmas Concert , Renfield St Stephens Parish Church, 16 December

Russkaya Capella Lunchtime Christmas Concert , Renfield St Stephens Parish Church, 16 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/12/2017 10:59 AM

On 16th December, Russkaya Cappella offers its festive programme of  Russian Orthodox Liturgical music and, extracts of classical literary works by Russian poets interspersed with Russian Christmas music.   Russkaya Cappella, Scotland’s Russian choir is one of the few choirs in the UK specializing in Russian choral music. We are a mixed chamber choir with […] Read More

Flute and Piano Recital, Rossotrudnichestvo, 11 December

Flute and Piano Recital, Rossotrudnichestvo, 11 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/12/2017 2:45 PM

Musicians Pavel Mansurov (flute) and Alexander Karpeyev (piano) will present a new winter programme of works by Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff etc. Programme Bach – B minor suite, Mozart – Rondo in D Rachmaninoff – Elegie, Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Read More

LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN IN CONVERSATION WITH ROSAMUND BARTLETT: REFLECTIONS ON THE RUSSIAN SOUL, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 13 DECEMBER

LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN IN CONVERSATION WITH ROSAMUND BARTLETT: REFLECTIONS ON THE RUSSIAN SOUL, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 13 DECEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/12/2017 12:50 AM

This is going to be the event marking the launch of two enlightening new books on Russian culture from distinguished historians Lesley Chamberlain and Rosamund Bartlett – Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution and The Russian Soul: Selections from A Writer’s Diary Lesley Chamberlain’s Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution offers a […] Read More

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