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While we wait on more releases, Late Night with Diaconov…

Despite some (understandably) over-adrenalined official headlines in the wake of Khodorkovsky’s release [for those of you who just said “who?”, we defer to the ever-great Julia Ioffe], Pussy Riot has not been freed.  According to a Twitter just sent out on … Continue reading

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Radical Changes to come in Moscow, so why not ArtMoscow as well…?

Today, the Russian internet went wild as the federal government sentenced popular opposition leader and would-be Moscow mayoral candidate Alexey Navalny to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine after finding him guilty of trumped-up charges of embezzlement (all … Continue reading

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90 million rubles (and a host of expectations) set aside for the 5th Moscow Biennale

At this morning’s press conference for the 5th Moscow Biennale (slated to run  from September 19- October 20, 2013, in the new Manege space broken in recently by AES+F), the focus was on the funding: namely the 90 million rubles … Continue reading

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