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NIGHT IN NORILSK, book by Grigoriy Yaroshenko

NIGHT IN NORILSK, book by Grigoriy Yaroshenko

PRICE: £12.50 plus P+P

Grigoriy Yaroshenko. Norilsk. Published by White Space Gallery, London UK. In English and Russian, first edition of 1000. Paperback, 70 pages. ISBN: 978-1-9999442-0-9 More Information

NIGHT IN NORILSK, BOOK LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE BY Grigoriy Yaroshenko AND Vytautas Sondeckis, THE PUSHKIN HOUSE, 27 FEBRUARY

NIGHT IN NORILSK, BOOK LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE BY Grigoriy Yaroshenko AND Vytautas Sondeckis, THE PUSHKIN HOUSE, 27 FEBRUARY

PRICE: £12.50 including P+P

White Space Gallery in collaboration with Pushkin House presents a visual performance by Moscow based photographer Grigoriy Yaroshenko and renowned cellist and electronic music producer Vytautas Sondeckis to mark the launch of Yaroshenko’s new book Norilsk. Please join us for a performance of  live Guarneri cello and electronic EMS synthesizer performance by Vytautas Sondeckis, accompanied […] More Information

ALEXIS GRITCHENKO. DYNAMOCOLOR

ALEXIS GRITCHENKO. DYNAMOCOLOR

PRICE: £60 plus P+P

Author: Vita Susak, Foreword: Michel Lievre. Ukrainian avant-garde / modernism. Cover: Hardback, 320 pages, Size: 250 x 310 x 25 mm. Language: English, Year: 2017. ISBN:978-617-7482-13-9 More Information

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

“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

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

SLAUGHTERED GENIUS: Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor. Book available

SLAUGHTERED GENIUS: Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor. Book available

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 26/12/2017 10:04 AM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt reviews Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor by Vita Susak. Available in our online shop. ALEXIS GRITCHENKO (1883-1977) – a Ukrainian artist who blossomed in Moscow but spent over half his life in France – hovers in the wings of 20th century art history. Vita Susak’s majestic appraisal of his life, writings […] 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

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

New Writings: Socialist spectatorship, Capitalist Spectatorship,  BFI Reuben Library, 4 December

New Writings: Socialist spectatorship, Capitalist Spectatorship, BFI Reuben Library, 4 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/12/2017 3:45 PM

As part of the BFI’s series profiling cutting-edge new work in film studies, John David Rhodes and Emma Widdis from University of Cambridge will  explore connections between their new books, Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film and Socialist Senses: Film, Feeling, and the Soviet Subject, 1917-1940. Both scholars are particularly interested in  how differ […] Read More

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives. New Book Release

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives. New Book Release

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/11/2017 12:45 PM

We are delighted to announce the release of a new publication, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives, edited by Louise Hardiman and Nicola Kozicharow. The book is available as an Open Access edition online (free of charge), as well as in other digital format and printed editions available for purchase from Open Book Publishers. […] Read More

THE EITINGONS – IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY-KAY WILMERS, Pushkin House, 5 December

THE EITINGONS – IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY-KAY WILMERS, Pushkin House, 5 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/11/2017 5:10 PM

London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers as reveals her astonishing family history and shines new light on Russia from the October Revolution to the Cold War. Mary-Kay Wilmers first began exploring the history of her remarkable family twenty years ago and made many surprising discoveries along the way. The result is The Eitingons: a […] Read More

New Writings: Socialist Spectatorship, Capitalist Spectatorship, Reuben Library, 4 December

New Writings: Socialist Spectatorship, Capitalist Spectatorship, Reuben Library, 4 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/11/2017 10:00 AM

This December, London academic community starts with the launch of Emma Widdis’s pioneering new book, Socialist Senses: Film, Feeling, and the Soviet Subject, 1917–1940, published by Indiana University Press. As part of the BFI’s series profiling cutting-edge new work in film studies, Emma Widdis and John David Rhodes of the University of Cambridge will explore connections between their new books, Socialist Senses and Spectacle of Property. How do films produced […] Read More

Exhibition of Works by Artist Alexis Gritchenko, Shapero Rare Books Gallery,  27 November-1 December

Exhibition of Works by Artist Alexis Gritchenko, Shapero Rare Books Gallery, 27 November-1 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/11/2017 11:27 AM

Exhibition of works and presentation of the new monograph “Alexis Gritchenko. Dynamocolor” by Vita Susak, from the Malabart collection. In collaboration with Russian Art and Culture at the Shapero Rare Books. Alexis Gritchenko (1883-1977) was a painter, art critic, whose creative work is closely connected with Ukraine, Russia and France. In 1910-ies he developed his own art direction — colordynamos, based on the cubism principles […] Read More

Book Discussion With the Author: ‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ by Neil Faulkner,  Conway Hall Book Club, 24 November

Book Discussion With the Author: ‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ by Neil Faulkner, Conway Hall Book Club, 24 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/11/2017 10:00 AM

The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to tumultuous events, the Russian people are the heroes. Faulkner shows how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised […] Read More

Translating the Russian Classics: Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. With Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Rosamund Bartlett, Calvert 22, 6 November

Translating the Russian Classics: Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. With Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Rosamund Bartlett, Calvert 22, 6 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/10/2017 11:30 AM

Sarah J. Young will chair the discussion between Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Rosamund Bartlett, who will share their insight into the process of translating Russian classics, an issue which continues to spark controversy even today, with a focus on the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy, Oxford University Press have published a brand new edition of Crime and Punishment by […] Read More

SUBKULTURA: STORIES OF YOUTH AND RESISTANCE IN RUSSIA 1815-2017. ARTEMY TROITSKY IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDER KAN, Pushkin House, 28 October

SUBKULTURA: STORIES OF YOUTH AND RESISTANCE IN RUSSIA 1815-2017. ARTEMY TROITSKY IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDER KAN, Pushkin House, 28 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/10/2017 10:58 AM

Artemy Troitsky is both a chronicler of and a participant in some of the most exciting elements of Russian popular culture in the last half-century. Working variously as a journalist, music critic, concert promoter, broadcaster and academic, he has witnessed at first hand the underground movements which have shaped contemporary Russia. These are the stories […] Read More

Launch of Artemy Troitsky’s Book Subkultura at Calvert 22, 23 October

Launch of Artemy Troitsky’s Book Subkultura at Calvert 22, 23 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/10/2017 10:34 AM

On 23rd October, journalist Artemy Troitsky launches his new book SUBKULTURA: Stories of youth and resistance in Russia, 1815-2017, published by The New Social in collaboration with HOME. These are the stories of a different Russia – not the land of tsars and generals, but of anarchists and artists, punks and dandies, gopniks and hipsters. Subkultura shines a light on the rebellious heroes of […] Read More

Mystery-Bouffe Promenade Revival. 28-29 October at Waterstones Piccadilly

Mystery-Bouffe Promenade Revival. 28-29 October at Waterstones Piccadilly

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/10/2017 12:30 PM

A unique promenade, site-specific revival of Mystery-Bouffe.In celebration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, we are reviving the atmosphere of 1917 Russia, in a new version of Mystery-Bouffe by Vladimir Mayakovsky. This immersive, site-specific production pays homage to the original production, directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold and designed by Kazimir Malevich. In celebration of the […] Read More

Book launch – Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, Calvert 22, 19 October

Book launch – Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, Calvert 22, 19 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/10/2017 9:00 AM

This book is the first to offer a comprehensive collection of photographs and text on Soviet-era sanatoriums from Armenia to Uzbekistan. All the photographs are specially commissioned for the book, taken by a team of young photographers specialising in the post-Soviet territories. Originally conceived in the 1920s, sanatoriums afforded workers a place to holiday, courtesy […] Read More

A Cloud in Trousers – PoArtry of the Revolution, Waterstones Piccadilly, 12 October

A Cloud in Trousers – PoArtry of the Revolution, Waterstones Piccadilly, 12 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2017 2:13 AM

To commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution, join  a group of UCL SSEES graduates who are presenting a short evening of literature, a night of cabaret in the spirit of the famous Stray Dog Cabaret. We’ll be entertained with poetry, music and drama, including the works of Vladimir Mayakovsky, Aleksander Blok, Osip Mandelstam and […] Read More

KAZAKH ARTS FESTIVAL, London, Bridewell Theatre, 3-7 October

KAZAKH ARTS FESTIVAL, London, Bridewell Theatre, 3-7 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/10/2017 2:38 AM

This autumn, the Kazakh Arts Festival together with Aitmatov Academy, Dulat Issabekov Foundation, S’Bride Foundation and with the support of Samruk Kazyna Trust  celebrate the work and life of the famous Kazakh playwright Dulat Issabekov, who also turns  75  in October 2017. For his  Diamond Jubilee a selection of his popular plays such as  “The Actress” and the […] Read More

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/09/2017 9:08 AM

This book describes the famine, engineered by Stalin in 1932-33, that was meant to destroy Ukraine. It begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine. Published at a moment when Russia […] Read More

“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/09/2017 10:33 AM

Geraldine Norman has published two books about the Hermitage 20 years apart. “The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum” came out in 1997 and “Dynastic Rule: Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage” in 2016. Her lecture will trace the extraordinary changes in the museum over this period and how they came about: expansion, with a […] Read More

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 01/09/2017 11:47 AM

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) has long been considered to be the founder of Russian literature and one of Russia’s greatest writers. In A Short Life of Pushkin, Pushkin’s life and works are explored within the historical and political context of early nineteenth-century Russia. It begins with a brief introduction of Pushkin’s ancestors before examining Pushkin’s […] Read More

AN EVENING WITH HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF: A WILD AND BAREFOOT ROMANOV. 30 OCTOBER

AN EVENING WITH HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF: A WILD AND BAREFOOT ROMANOV. 30 OCTOBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/08/2017 3:40 PM

Marking the publication of HH Princess Olga Romanoff’s memoirs in early October this year we are joined by the author to discuss her life, upbringing, and experience of life in Britain. Princess Olga is the daughter of the eldest nephew of Tsar Nicholas II. The book has been published to coincide with the centenary of […] Read More

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 09/08/2017 11:10 AM

Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.” (A tip from the family themselves is to pronounce it as ‘Na-BOAK-ov’, where ‘BOAK’ rhymes with smoke.) For those curious about Nabokov himself, Robert Golla’s collation of interviews by Nabokov in Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov […] Read More

ART HISTORIAN ROSALIND BLAKESLEY WINS FIFTH PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE

ART HISTORIAN ROSALIND BLAKESLEY WINS FIFTH PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/06/2017 11:58 PM

Our whole team wholeheartedly congratulates the art historian and curator Rosalind Blakesley who has won the fifth annual Pushkin House Russian book prize for her work The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881. Her book, published by Yale, was selected by a panel of five distinguished judges from a shortlist of six strong contenders. […] Read More

Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 4:43 PM

Oriental dancers, ballerinas, actresses and opera singers the figure of the female performer is ubiquitous in the cinema of pre-Revolutionary Russia. From the first feature film, Romashkov’s Stenka Razin (1908), through the sophisticated melodramas of the 1910s, to Viskovsky’s The Last Tango (1918), made shortly before the pre-Revolutionary film industry was dismantled by the new […] Read More

Book launch & dance performance: The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia, Calvert 22, 18 May

Book launch & dance performance: The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia, Calvert 22, 18 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 7:30 PM

As part of The Future is Now: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is excited to host a dynamic evening of dance to launch the new book The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia by Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith (Bloomsbury Publishing). You’ll be introduced to the history of dance and movement among Russian avant-garde […] Read More

BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BY James Van de Pette POSTED 14/04/2017 7:31 PM

Given the seductive appeal of the Russian Revolution (at least for British audiences) it is perhaps peculiar that so few novelists, with the notable exception of Penelope Fitzgerald and The Beginning of Spring, have sought the streets of Moscow in 1917 as the backdrop to a romantic tale. Few though could be more qualified in […] Read More

THE 5TH PUSHKIN HOUSE ANNUAL BOOK PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY & DINNER, 7th June

THE 5TH PUSHKIN HOUSE ANNUAL BOOK PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY & DINNER, 7th June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, now in its fifth year, rewards the very best non-fiction writing on Russia.  Worth £5,000 to the winner, the Prize was created to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate about the Russian-speaking world.  The prize is for a book published in English, but translations from other languages, including of course […] Read More

Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

As the exhibition at the Royal Academy Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 gathers pace and gets more and more responses and reviews in the press and online, one also learns that the viewers,  especially the British viewers, discover for themselves the art of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, who until recently has not been as well-known in the UK as his […] Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

BY Stephen Dalziel POSTED 05/01/2017 12:00 AM

Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights (Harper Collins, 2016) by Stephen Dalziel In this superbly-written book, Nigel Cliff has uncovered one of the great personal stories of the Cold War: how an unassuming 23-year old boy from Texas could win the hearts of the Russian people at a time when mistrust between the USSR and the USA […] Read More

CFP: Stanford CREEES’ International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2019 and Russian Futurism

CFP: Stanford CREEES’ International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2019 and Russian Futurism

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/12/2016 12:00 AM

The International Yearbook of Futurism Studies for the year 2019 will be dedicated to Russian Futurism. The editors invite papers devoted to any topic related to the history of the movement and welcome new research on budetlianism vs. futurizm; Russian reports on Italian Futurism 1909-1915, 1920-1930; Futurism and Constructivism; zaum and parole in libertà; Futurism in Russian theatre, music, design, […] Read More

BOOK: A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/11/2016 12:00 AM

A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov Published by House Sparrow Press Format: paperback, 102 x 182mm, 96pp, perfect bound, with cover artwork by John and Yves Berger, plus audio CD (44:34) in slipcase with 4 colour plates by Georgia Keeling. 600 copies ISBN: 978-0-9935693-2-6 RRP: £9.99 John Berger described the great Soviet writer […] Read More

EVENT: BOOK LAUNCH: Avant-Garde Textiles: Designs for Fabric by Julia Tulovsky, New York, 2 November

EVENT: BOOK LAUNCH: Avant-Garde Textiles: Designs for Fabric by Julia Tulovsky, New York, 2 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/10/2016 12:00 AM

Book launch: Avant-Garde Textiles: Designs for Fabric by Julia Tulovsky Published by Tatlin Press: Yekaterinburg, 2016 At St. Petersburg Global Trade House, 261 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10016 Wednesday, 2 November, 18:30 – 20:30  Please join us for a book-signing event with Julia Tulovsky, Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum […] Read More

NEWS: BBC celebrates the 150th anniversary of ‘Crime and Punishment’

NEWS: BBC celebrates the 150th anniversary of ‘Crime and Punishment’

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/10/2016 12:00 AM

The BBC invites readers to attend a discussion on Fyodor Dostoevsky on 1 November at Pushkin House in London marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Crime and Punishment, RBTH reports. The discussion is taking part within the framework of the BBC World Book Club and will be broadcast on Nov. 5 on the […] Read More

BOOK: Hidden Urbanism: Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 by Sergey Kuznetsov, Alexander Zmeul & Erken Kagarov

BOOK: Hidden Urbanism: Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 by Sergey Kuznetsov, Alexander Zmeul & Erken Kagarov

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2016 12:00 AM

Hidden Urbanism Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 By Sergey Kuznetsov / Alexander Zmeul / Erken Kagarov Published by DOM publishers The Moscow metro comprises a route network with a total length of 320 km and is the most fascinating underground transport system in the world. Each year more than 2.4 […] Read More

EVENT: “Medium”: presentation of the English version of a book by Sergei Khachaturov at Waterstones Piccadilly, 7 October

EVENT: “Medium”: presentation of the English version of a book by Sergei Khachaturov at Waterstones Piccadilly, 7 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2016 12:00 AM

“Medium“: presentation of the English version of a book by Sergei Khachaturov Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra String Quartet performance At Waterstones Piccadilly 7 October at 7 pm On 7 October, Rossotrudnichestvo in London and Waterstones Piccadilly will host the launch of the English version of a book celebrating the 85th anniversary of the legendary Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. The […] Read More

EVENT: Catherine Merridale & Simon Sebag Montefiore discuss ‘Lenin on the Train’ at Daunt Books Marylebone, 10 October

EVENT: Catherine Merridale & Simon Sebag Montefiore discuss ‘Lenin on the Train’ at Daunt Books Marylebone, 10 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2016 12:00 AM

Catherine Merridale & Simon Sebag Montefiore discuss ‘Lenin on the Train’ At Daunt Books Marylebone 10 October at 7pm As we approach the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Catherine Merridale’s sparkling new book takes us to 1917 when at the height of the First World War a group within the German Government decided to […] Read More

BOOK: The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde by Isabel Wünsche

BOOK: The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde by Isabel Wünsche

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/09/2016 12:00 AM

The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde Nature’s Creative Principles By Isabel Wnsche Published by Routledge The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel Wünsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story)’s Interview with Ivan Lindsay about his new book on Soviet art

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story)’s Interview with Ivan Lindsay about his new book on Soviet art

BY Tatiana Pokoptseva POSTED 28/09/2016 12:00 AM

Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story), the Russian federal project about people in Russian culture, art & fashion, published their recent interview with Ivan Lindsay, a London-based art dealer and writer specialising in 20th century Russian art, where he talks about his interest in Russia, collecting art and his new book ‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture‘. Tatiana Pokoptseva: You are British but […] Read More

BOOK: Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison

BOOK: Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/09/2016 12:00 AM

Bolshoi Confidential Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today By Simon Morrison Published by Harper Collins On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organised by a lead soloist, dragged one […] Read More

EVENT: Book Launch: PAM WARDELL “A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” at Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 29 September

EVENT: Book Launch: PAM WARDELL “A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” at Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 29 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/09/2016 12:00 AM

Book Launch: PAM WARDELL: A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” Published by Howard Press, 2016 At Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 14 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN 29 September at 6.00pm “A Very Private Affair…” is a memoir of Speranza Howard (1903 – 95) who was born and brought up in pre-revolutionary Russia and escaped with her […] Read More

NEWS: New map celebrates Moscow’s Constructivist architecture

NEWS: New map celebrates Moscow’s Constructivist architecture

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/09/2016 12:00 AM

Constructivist Moscow Map by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with The Constructivist Project Moscow’s avant-­garde architecture is being celebrated with the publication of the Constructivist Moscow Map by city guide publisher Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Natalia Melikova of the Moscow-­based preservation group, The Constructivist Project and Nikolai Vassiliev of DOCOMOMO Russia. This dual language (English and Russian) guide features over 50 remarkable examples of Constructivist architecture from celebrated architects and engineers such as Melnikov, Ginzburg, Shukhov, the Vesnins and others. Buildings such as Melnikov House and Narkomfin are included along with Shukhov Tower and the Izvestia […] Read More

BOOK: Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present, ed. by Matthew P. Romaniello & Tricia Starks

BOOK: Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present, ed. by Matthew P. Romaniello & Tricia Starks

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2016 12:00 AM

Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present Edited by Matthew P. Romaniello and Tricia Starks Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses. It […] Read More

BOOK: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

BOOK: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/09/2016 12:00 AM

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. […] Read More

BOOK: Rasputin by Douglas Smith

BOOK: Rasputin by Douglas Smith

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/09/2016 12:00 AM

Rasputin by Douglas Smith Published by Macmillan Publishers, November 2016 On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure. A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films […] Read More

BOOK: Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale

BOOK: Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/09/2016 12:00 AM

Lenin on the Train By Catherine Merridale Published by Penguin Books, October 2016 A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia’s greatest revolutionary was taken in a ‘sealed train’ across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides […] Read More

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