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Education license restored to the European University in St Petersburg

14 August 2018 · St Petersburg · Russia
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The European University at St Petersburg (Image: TasyaPolina under a CC licence)

European University, a prestigious private graduate school well-known for its research in humanities and social sciences, has had its license restored by the education watchdog Rosobrnadzor.

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Russia’s pioneering pre-revolution photographer has a high-fashion revival

10 August 2018 · Russia
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  • Image: Andrey Kovalev

  • Image: Andrey Kovalev

  • Image: Andrey Kovalev

  • Image: Andrey Kovalev

  • Image: Andrey Kovalev

  • Image: Andrey Kovalev

As the world teetered on the brink of war and revolution, photographer Sergey Produkin-Gorsky travelled the length of the Russian Empire to pioneer a radical new invention: colour photography.

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Tajik officials look to battle terrorism - with an anti-IS play

9 August 2018 · Tajikistan
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The Tajik capital of Dushanbe. Image: VargA under a CC licence

One of Tajikistan’s top politicians has unveiled the latest weapon in his country’s fight against terrorism: a self-penned play on the evils of extremism and the healing power of maternal love.  

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Pussy Riot activist blocked from leaving Russia for Edinburgh Fringe

9 August 2018 · Russia
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A key member of art activist group Pussy Riot has been barred from leaving Russia after taking part in a protest in central Moscow.

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Meet the Polish painter mixing lace doilies and kick-ass street art

8 August 2018 · Poland
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  • Image: NeSpoon/Behance

  • Image: NeSpoon/Behance

  • Image: NeSpoon/Behance

  • Image: NeSpoon/Behance

  • Image: NeSpoon/Behance

  • Image: NeSpoon/Behance

  • Image: NeSpoon/Behance

With traditional doilies rapidly disappearing from homes across Europe, Polish artist NeSpoon is taking the ancient art of lacemaking out onto the streets.

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Check out the monument blending Soviet nostalgia with space age aesthetics

8 August 2018 · Russia
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Image: zakupki.gov.ru

Russian officials are celebrating 100 years of the Soviet Union’s idealistic Communist youth group with an abstract monument that puts a futuristic twist on socialist nostalgia. 

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Artist recreates lost Soviet masterpiece with 3D printing and graffiti

7 August 2018 · Moscow · Russia
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A modern reproduction of one of the Soviet Union’s most enduring sculptures has been unveiled in Moscow’s Gorky Park.

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This hilarious new ad campaign is selling Vilnius as the G-spot of Europe

7 August 2018 · Vilnius · Lithuania
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The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius is reinventing itself as Europe's sexiest travel destination with a new ad campaign comparing the city to the elusive G-spot. 

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Get off the beaten path in Riga with The Calvert Journal’s travel guide app

6 August 2018 · Riga · Latvia
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With the sun shining on the Baltic coast and some of the world’s best upcoming artists descending on this year’s inaugural Riga biennale, there’s never been a better time to head to Latvia.

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Poland’s Bison Ladies gatecrash Warsaw exhibition in #MeToo protest

6 August 2018 · Warsaw · Poland
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  • Image: ŻUBRZYCE

  • Image: ŻUBRZYCE

A feminist art group in Poland has launched a protest against a Warsaw gallery showing works by controversial Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

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