Pushkinskaya 10 – A haven of underground culture

Venturing through a dark alleyway next to a corner shop, probably the last thing you’d expect to discover is an expansive and fascinating museum of non-conformist culture whose roots stretch into the Soviet period and beyond. Yet, behind an unassuming door, you’ll find Art Centre Pushkinskaya 10. It first appeared in 1989 as a squat… Continue reading

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Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted

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Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted Even if in the last years Moscow was believed to be one of the most expensive cities globally, now, due to the fall of the ruble, the cost of living in the Russian capital has decreased significantly. What a good news for tourists and expats! But wait, that’s not… Continue reading

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Russian art – The soviet realism-

Socialist Realism is the officially dominating art style for 50 years from the early 1930s. The style and content was set by the state in order to show the purpose of socialism and communism. There were some artists like Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (Кузьма Петров Водкин), Isaak Brodsky (Исак Бродски), Alexander Samokhvalov and Yuri Pimenov (Юри Пименов) who… Continue reading

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Russia in Europe

As Liden & Denz students, maybe you are going back home soon, or maybe you haven’t left to Russia yet. In whichever situation you might be, it might be interesting for you to know of a few events taking place in London, Paris and Amsterdam in the next couple of weeks. Art and social comments… Continue reading

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Третьяковская Галерея – The State Tretyakov Gallery

Третьяковская Галерея became the first public museum of national art, and one of the largest museums of Russian art in the world, welcoming around 2 800 visitors a day. Nowhere else will you be able to see such a comprehensive collection of Russian Art. The artworks were created by artists ranging from the 11th and… Continue reading

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