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Lomography x Nixon: Analog Russia
In the northeast corner of Russia lies the Kamchatka Peninsula. As beautiful as it is barren, the remote and harsh landscape is sparsely populated and surely an acquired taste for the small but steady number of adventure-seekers that visit year-round...
CULTURE
Danaë by Vadim Zakharov
Greek mythology is the inspiration for the Russian Pavilion at this year's 55th Venice Art Biennale, which is seen in "Danaë"—a provocative installation conceived by conceptual artist Vadim Zakharov and curated by Udo Kittelman, under the supervision...
CULTURE
Russia at Art Paris Art Fair 2013
Russia was the guest of honor at this year's edition of Art Paris Art Fair, and thanks to the combination of a dozen Russian galleries in attendance, as well as numerous galleries from all over the world representing over 90 artists from the Eastern...
CULTURE
Leica M-Monochrom
by Warren Rubin For the release of the newest Leica M-System camera, the black-and-white only M-Monochrom, Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol journeyed across the Trans-Siberian Railway, stopping in Moscow, Ulan Bataar and Beijing with the camera...
CULTURE
Russian Criminal Tattoos
A rare glimpse into the dark world of post-Soviet prison life, the London show "Russian Criminal Tattoos" features a series of photographs of prisoners and their artistic tattoos. From the cells of Russian prison settlements in far-off places with...
DESIGN
Ural Patrol T
One of the premier producers of sidecar motorcycles, Ural's designs, created to handle any type of terrain, date back to World War II. Established in 1939, the Russian brand's origins are muddled with stories of smuggling BMWs from Germany through...
DESIGN
Anton Ginzburg: No Echo, No Shadow
"No Echo, No Shadow," Anton Ginzburg's first solo show at Moscow's Galerie Iragui, straddles the boundaries of cultural and political epochs with its collection of objets d'art. The works—a mask, bronzes, works on paper...
DESIGN
Lissitzky+ Project
The Van Abbesmuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands is set to open a three-year exhibit on the Soviet visionary El Lissitzky, dubbed the Lissitzky+ Project. The first of three one-year installments opens 19 September, 2009, giving up an entire floor to...
FOOD-DRINK
Kusmi Tea
Next time you fancy a good, strong cup of tea, check out Kusmi Tea’s addictive collection. Founded in St Petersburg, Russia, the famous teahouse has been churning out celebrated Russian teas for more than 140 years. Now headquartered...
CULTURE
Invasion: evasion by Baibakov Art Projects
Located in a former chocolate factory overlooking the Moscow River, Baibakov Art Projects is a group of fifteen Russian artists who have been selected to work in the 2,800-square-meter site and have been given complete freedom to create art without...
CULTURE
Foster + Partners Eco Tower
Foster + Partners have clearly been busy on the large-scale eco front with another offering in the Russian city of Khanty Mansyisk. This 280-meter tall tower is built like a cut diamond to maximize daylight through the winter months by the refraction...
CULTURE
Russian Architecture
Wondering what the latest architecture being built in the new Russia is like? One of the major trendsetters that led to today's architectural modernism, Russia is having a real spurt of building. The construction above is example of a proposed...
DESIGN
Grivina
Those bizarre quirky babies above were created by Grivina , in Russia. The site cuts to the chase. Not much description other than the categories, which is fine since I don't know a lick of Russian. But the work speaks for itself with their hands...
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