Pinoy Acappella Groups Win In Russian Music Festival

For the third year in a row, Russia hosted the Moscow Spring A Cappella international music festival, which was held from May 1-12. This year, the Philippines was among the participants in the 12-day music festival throughout Moscow where groups held concerts in various venues from squares, balconies and roofs Continue Reading

Dassanowsky Opens Austrian Film Festival Moscow

Robert von Dassanowsky, professor of film and German, and director of film studies, attended the 8th Austrian Cinema Festival April 10-15 as a special guest of the organizers Russian Art Group CoolConnections, the Austrian Embassy and the Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow. Dassanowsky participated in the opening night event and screening, Continue Reading

Film About Japanese-Russian POW Romance Gets Crowdfunding Project for Screening in Russia

In an age fraught with international tensions, a new movie co-produced by Russia and Japan sends a powerful message that love transcends language and borders. A beautiful yet tragic love story has always been as good a way as any to tug at audiences’ hearts, and it looks like a Continue Reading

The Next Generation: Contemporary Russian Children’s and Young Adult Literature

With the rise in popularity of YA literature in Russia, we ask three Russian publishing professionals to shine a light on contemporary Russian Children’s and YA books and authors. Children’s publisher Ekaterina Kashirskaya (founder of A Walk Through History), YA publisher Satenik Anastasian (Editor-in-Chief of Popcorn Books) and Denis Beznosov Continue Reading

Vatican Museums Host Rare Show of Russian Art

In the autumn of 2016 the Moscow Tretyakov Gallery hosted 42 masterpieces from the 12th through 18th centuries that had never before left the Vatican Museums. The exhibition, entitled “Roma Aeterna: Masterpieces of the Vatican Pinacotheca – Bellini, Raphael, Caravaggio,” was one of the most popular exhibitions ever held in Continue Reading

Russian Sports Minister Pours Support Behind Return of Booze to Football Stadiums

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has supported calls to let the beer flow again at football matches in the country, citing the “positive experience” of the World Cup and saying beer doesn’t negatively affect fan behavior. Beer was sold freely at the World Cup in Russia this summer, marking an Continue Reading

Croatian Film Heritage for the First Time in Russia

The first international exhibit of Croatian film heritage at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow has opened on November 3rd, 2018. Until the end of the month, the Russian public will have an opportunity to watch films that link Russian (and Soviet) film professionals and themes with Croatian cinematography and film Continue Reading

Zaha Hadid Architects Is Building a Futuristic Concert Hall in Russia

After winning an international design competition, Zaha Hadid Architects has been tasked with building the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. As Russia’s third-largest economy, Yekaterinburg is a thriving hub and has distinguished itself as a crossroads of European and Asian culture. Now, the city will have a Continue Reading

Russian Popular Dance Theater, Gzhel Performs in HCMC

The Moscow State Dance Academic Theatre Gzhel was founded in 1988 by the People’s Artist of Russia, Professor Vladimir Zakharov on the occasion of the 650th anniversary of the most well-known and most recognizable traditional Russian handicraft creations, Gzhel ceramics. In Russian, the name Gzhel also refers to a Russian Continue Reading

Russian Shooter Grigorii Shamakov Wins First Gold Of 2018 Youth Olympics

Russian shooter Grigorii Shamakov has clinched the first gold medal of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics by winning the 10m boys’ air rifle event. “I didn’t have the best start but I was able to keep calm and improve,” Shamakov said on Sunday after he claimed gold with a Continue Reading