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11 artefacts to help you understand post-Soviet Russian art

11 artefacts to help you understand post-Soviet Russian art

The tragedy and heartbreak behind Russian pop triumph Mirèle

The tragedy and heartbreak behind Russian pop triumph Mirèle

‘He hit his head on purpose.’ A Russian cartoon denounces police brutality

‘He hit his head on purpose.’ A Russian cartoon denounces police brutality

‘We don’t have a hero yet’: the LGBTQ and feminist activists fighting for liberation in the Caucasus

‘We don’t have a hero yet’: the LGBTQ and feminist activists fighting for liberation in the Caucasus

Russia’s most esteemed director has escaped jail time. But what comes next for Russian artists?

Russia’s most esteemed director has escaped jail time. But what comes next for Russian artists?

Laid bare: nude photoshoot rallies support for Russian detained feminist illustrator Yulia Tsvetkova

Laid bare: nude photoshoot rallies support for Russian detained feminist illustrator Yulia Tsvetkova

A painter captures the elusive beauty of ordinary life

A painter captures the elusive beauty of ordinary life

The story behind the 70s samizdat that launched late Soviet feminism

The story behind the 70s samizdat that launched late Soviet feminism

8 Eastern European summer love novels to make your heart flutter

8 Eastern European summer love novels to make your heart flutter

Queer Screen: the hidden LGBTQ icons in Russian and Soviet cinema

Queer Screen: the hidden LGBTQ icons in Russian and Soviet cinema

A Russian photographer gazes at our excessive consumption — and what we throw away

A Russian photographer gazes at our excessive consumption — and what we throw away

Hey brother: how Skype and analogue photography fused a long-distance sibling bond

Hey brother: how Skype and analogue photography fused a long-distance sibling bond

Nettle gimlet, anyone? Put a Russian twist on your cocktails this summer with these 5 recipes

Nettle gimlet, anyone? Put a Russian twist on your cocktails this summer with these 5 recipes

Life of director Andrei Tarkovsky celebrated in new TV series by Kirill Serebrennikov

Life of director Andrei Tarkovsky celebrated in new TV series by Kirill Serebrennikov

Russian theatre stages Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard inside Minecraft

Russian theatre stages Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard inside Minecraft

Podcast on Russian film: a great heritage and visionary future

Podcast on Russian film: a great heritage and visionary future

The Russian drag artists who could win RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Russian drag artists who could win RuPaul’s Drag Race

Activists speak out about Russian artist Yulia Tsvetkova’s prosecution for feminist drawings

Activists speak out about Russian artist Yulia Tsvetkova’s prosecution for feminist drawings

Watch Russia’s best indie musicians perform from their homes

Watch Russia’s best indie musicians perform from their homes

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind