Stanislav Dmitrievsky: ‘Russian wooden architecture is as unique a phenomenon as the Russian avant-garde or the Russian ballet.’

Stanislav Dmitrievsky 2 September 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] Larger towns, especially major cities, have an urgent problem to which their city’s historic preservationists are trying…

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Monique van Ravenstein reviews ‘Red Wave’ by Joanna Stingray

30 June 2021 By Monique van Ravenstein Monique van Ravenstein reviews Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground  by Joanna Stingray and Madison Stingray, Doppelhouse Press, 2020, pp. 416, Los Angeles,…

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Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”

Week-ending 9 April 2021 “This absurdity has lasted almost a year and a half. A woman has been criminally charged with ‘producing pornography’ simply for drawing and publishing images of…

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CSO of the Week: Ultranationalists disrupt Artdocfest in Moscow

Week-ending 9 April 2021 Artdocfest is a documentary film festival run by the organisers of the non-fiction films National Award Laurel Branch (ANO Laurel Award) and Vitaly Mansky. This week supporters of separatists…

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CSO of the Week: Side by Side LGBT Film Festival

Week-ending 13 November 2020 On Thursday, 12 November 2020, police and staff of the Rospotrebnadzor, the government consumer watchdog, attended the opening of the annual LGBT film festival run by…

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