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Are you ready for Oxxxymiron’s first rap battle in English?

16 October 2017
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The anticipated rap battle between Russian rapper Oxxxymiron and American rapper Dizaster took place in a sold out Los Angeles venue yesterday.

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Pyotr Pavlensky arrested over latest artistic arson in Paris

16 October 2017
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  • Pavlensky in front of Bank of France. Photo: Capucin Henry on Twitter / @capucincinema

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who has recently received asylum in France, was arrested early Monday morning after setting fire to the doors of the Bank of France.

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Follow of the week: get to know rising Bolshoi Ballet dancer and descendent of Matilda

13 October 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Eleonora Sevenard is a Bolshoi Ballet dancer and the great-grandniece of Mathilde Kschessinska, who is at the centre of the controversial historical film Matilda directed by Alexey Uchitel.

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Winning design announced for new Leningrad Siege museum

12 October 2017 · St Petersburg · Russia
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  • Winning design for Blockade Museum in St. Petersburg. Image: russkiy_mir_spb / VK

  • Winning design for Blockade Museum in St. Petersburg. Image: russkiy_mir_spb / VK

  • Winning design for Blockade Museum in St. Petersburg. Image: russkiy_mir_spb / VK

Local authorities in St Petersburg have announced the winning design for a new museum about the wartime blockade of the city, according to local news website Fontanka.ru.

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Pushkin House to launch Russian poets-in-exile exhibition with Alexander Brodsky pavilion

12 October 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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The Brodsky pavilion under construction in Bloomsbury Square. Image courtesy of Pushkin House

London’s Pushkin House is launching an exhibition about Russian poets-in-exile as part of its commemoration of this year’s centenary of the Russian Revolution.

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Watch Dubai police test out Russian-built flying motorcycles

11 October 2017 · Russia · Ukraine
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  • Dubai police unveil flying motorbike drone hybrid. Video: GONEWS / YouTube

  • Dubai police hoverbike. Video: Hoversurf / YouTube

Dubai police have published a video of a test drive (or flight?) of a hoverbike made for them by the Russian company Hoversurf.

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Dmitry Prigov exhibition to open at Calvert 22 Space on Thursday 12 October

11 October 2017 · Russia
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Dmitri Prigov, sketch of the installation Series with Brooms (2000s) © Prigov Estate

Calvert 22 Foundation’s new exhibition Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action will open on Thursday 12 October and is set to give visitors a rare insight into one of Russia’s most prolific artists, who was briefly incarcerated in a lunatic asylum by the Soviet authorities.

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The Calvert Journal scoops silver Lovie Award

11 October 2017
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Image: The Lovie Awards / Facebook

The Calvert Journal has been handed a silver prize in the website Design — Functional category at the seventh annual Lovie Awards.

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First collection of Russian contemporary art writing to launch in London

11 October 2017 · Russia
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Pavel Pepperstein & Sergey Anufriev, The Pipe or The Alley of Longevity. Image: Lux & Jourik under a CC license

A London bookshop will on Wednesday host an event to mark the publication of the first anthology of Russian contemporary art writing ever to be produced outside of Russia.

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Rap battle winner Gnoyniy banned from entering Ukraine

9 October 2017 · Ukraine
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Gnoyniy (right) with rap battle opponent Oxxxymiron. Image: versusbattleru / YouTube

The winner of the viral rap battle which took over the internet this summer has been banned from entering Ukraine after authorities claim he illegally visiting the Crimean peninsula.

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