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Meet the Prague design duo growing a chandelier from natural crystals

19 October 2018 · Prague · Czechia
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  • Image: Kunstgewerbemuseum/Zorya

  • Image: Kunstgewerbemuseum/Zorya

  • Image: Kunstgewerbemuseum/Zorya

  • Image: Kunstgewerbemuseum/Zorya

  • Image: Kunstgewerbemuseum/Zorya

Prague-based design team Zorya is using natural crystals to grow an opulent chandelier for Germany’s Pillnitz Palace.

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This mega Russian steel plant is now welcoming tourists

18 October 2018 · Magnitogorsk · Russia
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One of the world’s largest steel works is opening its doors to tour groups in a bid to embrace tourism.

Travellers who want to get off the beaten track in the Russian region of Chelyabinsk can visit the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As well as taking in sights such as Russia’s largest blast furnace, visitors can also take the chance to delve into the plant’s Soviet legacy with the onsite science and technology museum. Tour guides and audio guides are on hand, as well as special tours for children.

Plant officials say that the move is part of a regional drive to bring more tourists to the remote area.

“What else besides museums, theatres and monuments could attract people to Magnitogorsk?,” said Pavel Shilyaev, MMK’s CEO. “Our plant is one of the largest in the country and the world. It is not only a symbol of our Soviet past, but also of the modern transformations taking place in our country. So these guided tours were created for all those people who are interested in the history of Russia, which is inseparable from the history of MMK itself.”


 

British sculptor’s monument to Uzbek autocrat Islam Karimov unveiled in Moscow

18 October 2018 · Moscow · Russia · Uzbekistan
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A statue honouring the late Uzbek autocrat Islam Karimov has been unveiled in the heart of Moscow.

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Voice of a generation: join the fight to translate work by Bosnia’s Faruk Šehić into English

17 October 2018 · Bosnia and Herzegovina
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A London publishing house is launching a crowdfunding campaign to publish the work of one of Bosnia’s most prolific modern authors in English.

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The world’s first rapper was actually a Soviet poet, says Russia’s culture minister

17 October 2018 · Sochi · Russia
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Vladimir Mayakovsky in 1910

Hip hop might have come to life in the United States, but the first rapper was really one of the Soviet Union’s greatest poets — at least according to Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky.

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St Petersburg halts controversial modern wing for historic Dostoevsky Museum

16 October 2018 · St Petersburg · Russia
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  • Image: Evgeny Gerasimov & Partners

  • Image: Evgeny Gerasimov & Partners

Controversial plans to modernise the St Petersburg home of one of Russia’s greatest authors has been halted by officials.

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Meet the Hungarian photographer asking why a woman’s work is never done

16 October 2018 · Hungary
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  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Vajrasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Uttanasan, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Utkatasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Trikonasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Shavasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Sarvandasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Pavabamuktasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Paschimottasana, House/hold 2018,

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Mayurasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Adho Mukha Shavasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Halasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Dhanurasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Chakrasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Bhujangasana, House/hold 2018

  • Image: Csilla Klenyanszki, Adho Mukha Shavasana No. 2, House/hold 2018

Time and again, scientific research has proven what many have long suspected: for hetrosexual couples, women consistently do more housework than their male partners, irregardless of whether they both work full time.

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Get ready for Lithuania’s major modern art space to open its doors

15 October 2018 · Vilnius · Lithuania
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Lithuania’s latest modern art institution is opening its doors with a four-day event celebrating the country's best modern artists.

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Boiler Room is heading to Ukraine for the first time

12 October 2018
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Image: Nastya Muravyova, one of the DJs appearing at the Kiev event

Streaming site and party series Boiler Room is visiting Ukraine for a one-off event with legendary Kiev rave night Схема.

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Calvert 22 announces new central London home

12 October 2018
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Calvert 22 has announced it is moving to a new home in central London and will close its current exhibition space.

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