Although the Russian Pavilion this year is back to its original 1914 green colour, it also pays homage to Ilya Kabakov’s 1993 Red Pavilion. Where Kabakov’s pavilion marked “the end of the Moscow vanguard’s hermetic phase”, Irina Nakhova’s explores Russia’s history between isolation and globalisation. Inside, is her 1980s Rooms installation that at the time resisted pre-perestroika Socialist Realist painting. Her recent works include a copy of Malevich’s Black Square that appears opaque or transparent depending on the viewer’s position. Meanwhile a video installation presents a malleable, impermanent rendering of official commemorative buildings including Lenin’s Mausoleum, inviting viewers to explore familiar Soviet history from a new perspective.