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Hungarian circus elephant’s paintings sells for hundreds of dollars

8 November 2017 · Budapest · Hungary
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Sandra with one of her painting and its buyer. Image: rfcirkusz / Facebook

A circus elephant in Hungary has raised about $450 by selling her own original paintings at a charity auction.

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Iconic Romanian Brancusi sculpture causes stir after return of donation money delayed

7 November 2017
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Brancusi’s sculpture, The Wisdom of the Earth

An iconic Constantin Brancusi sculpture has become the unexpected centre of controversy after it came to light that the Romanian government has delayed returning more than €1m in donations following a failed crowdfunding campaign to buy the artefact.

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Watch Monetochka’s dreamy new video

6 November 2017 · Yekaterinburg · Russia
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  • Monetochka - Last Disco (Poslednyaya diskoteka)

Watch the new video by Russian internet pop sensation Monetochka.

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BuSH festival takeover: meet Czech Republic’s rock & roll anti-hero, Lazer Viking

3 November 2017 · Budapest · Hungary
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  • Video for A real keeper (2015) by Lazer Viking

Each week we’re spotlighting the must-see New East artists at Budapest Showcase Hub, which takes place in the Hungarian capital between 15 - 17 November. This week, get to know the eccentric Czech artist, Lazer Viking.

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Follow of the week: makeup as art

3 November 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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There is no shortage of Instagram accounts dedicated to makeup, but this Russian makeup artist and beauty editor takes conceptual makeup to a new level.

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Tretyakov Gallery blames hackers after posting messages in support of Navalny

2 November 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Entrance to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Image: Andrey under a CC license

Russia’s Tretyakov Gallery said on Thursday it had been hacked after its Twitter account posted messages of support for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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Makers of Siberia: artisans from the heart of Russia arrive in London

2 November 2017 · Siberia · Russia
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Image: Anastasia Koshcheeva, furniture maker from Krasnoyarsk, Siberia

From a maker of nature-inspired jewellery to a designer of denim-centric fashion label, budding entrepreneurs spanning the breadth of Siberia's creative landscape have arrived in London. 

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Exhibition of light dedicated to Russian Revolution centenary opens in Perm

1 November 2017 · Perm · Russia
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Artist Mikhail Kuballya’s spacespeechspeed in Perm’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Image: permm_museum / Vkontakte

Perm’s Museum of Contemporary Art opened an exhibition on Wednesday exploring ideas of light on the centenary of the Bolshevik seizure of power during the Russian Revolution.

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The future of cycling? Croatian firm unveils production-ready e-bike

1 November 2017 · Croatia
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A Grunner X e-bike. Image: grunnerbike / Facebook

Croatia’s Mobile Vehicle Technology has unveiled a production-ready version of a “smart bike” that it says represents the future of cycling.

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Russian law restricting VPN use goes into force

1 November 2017 · Russia
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A law that allows Russia to block VPN services came into force on Wednesday amid uncertainty over exactly how it will be implemented.

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