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November 7, 2018


 

Russian authorities recently ordered the destruction of an art collective digitally depicting President Vladimir Putin’s headshot disintegrating over a seed box through nine time-lapsed photos. While it is no secret that Russia strives to stifle protests and publicly...

October 12, 2018

He didn’t mean for the acid to be thrown on him. You believe him right? It was just a simple misunderstanding. He just wanted him to be roughed up a bit and SOMEHOW acid got involved. 

Pavel Dmitrichenko, a Russian ballet dancer, swears his innocence when it comes to...

September 14, 2018

Censorship of the arts helps governments keep populations in check. In the early 2010’s, the Russian government passed a law that banned disseminating gay propaganda. In response, the general population posted pictures of President Vladimir wearing makeup, dressed as a...

November 17, 2017

Oh Deer

Maybe it’s the sliver of Russian ancestry in my blood, but I saw a Vice mini-series about a Russian road trip scheduled to end at a nuclear testing center and could not resist a quick peek. Here are some of the explosive fast facts (pun intended). 

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March 14, 2017

Everyone knows how famous the sport of football (soccer) is and how passionate its fans can be. It is an international sport that holds a variety of leagues and cups worldwide. The most famous one is the World Cup. Every 4 years, the world stops. People put on their co...

December 2, 2015

Pussy Riot is a feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow, Russia. The group, which consists of about 10-15 women, plans and performs provocative “guerilla” performances in public places, hat are then edited to music and put on the Internet. In 2012 five of the...

December 1, 2015

"My actions should be minimal. Every movement by the authorities pulls them deeper and deeper in. They become involuntary participants in the production of my art” is a quote said by Petr Pavlensky from an article of the Calvert Journal. Petr Pavlensky is an artist fro...

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