Articles by Alastair Gee



Keeping the Faith

Ivan Okhlobystin gave up film acting to become a priest. Now he's back and playing Rasputin.

Keeping the Faith

Ivan Okhlobystin gave up film acting to become a priest. Now he's back and playing Rasputin.

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In his sketches, Alexander Brodsky hints at the philosophy behind his buildings.

Scaled Down

In his sketches, Alexander Brodsky hints at the philosophy behind his buildings.

Party Lines

Cartoonist Boris Yefimov remained loyal to the Soviet system, even after the execution of his own brother.

Party Lines

Cartoonist Boris Yefimov remained loyal to the Soviet system, even after the execution of his own brother.

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An exhibition titled ""The Silk Road. 500 Years of the Art of Silk"" has opened at the Historical Museum.

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An exhibition titled ""The Silk Road. 500 Years of the Art of Silk"" has opened at the Historical Museum.

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An exhibition documenting motorcycle culture in the Soviet Union and Russia has opened.

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An exhibition documenting motorcycle culture in the Soviet Union and Russia has opened.

Behind the Songs

Singer and songwriter MakSim has taken the long route to pop success.

Behind the Songs

Singer and songwriter MakSim has taken the long route to pop success.

Expense No Object

An exhibition at Barvikha Luxury Village offers works by Koons and Hirst for sale to the wealthy residents.

Below the Surface

Franko B used to bleed for his art, but now expresses himself in paint.

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Porcelain made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg went on display at the Kremlin.

Below the Surface

Franko B used to bleed for his art, but now expresses himself in paint.

Expense No Object

An exhibition at Barvikha Luxury Village offers works by Koons and Hirst for sale to the wealthy residents.

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Porcelain made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg went on display at the Kremlin.

Making the Metro Smile

A massive social advertising campaign is covering Moscow's billboards with paternalistic advice on everything from looking beautiful to sex.

Making the Metro Smile

A massive social advertising campaign is covering Moscow's billboards with paternalistic advice on everything from looking beautiful to sex.

Fake Gagarin

The daughters of the first cosmonaut are suing over a film that they say defames him.

Stripping Brad

Theater director Robert Wilson presents short video portraits that show acting stars in a strange new light.

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A collection of Soviet movie posters from the 1920s to the 1940s went on display at the Proun Gallery this week.

Stripping Brad

Theater director Robert Wilson presents short video portraits that show acting stars in a strange new light.

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A collection of Soviet movie posters from the 1920s to the 1940s went on display at the Proun Gallery this week.

Fake Gagarin

The daughters of the first cosmonaut are suing over a film that they say defames him.

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A parade of strange vehicles rode along the Garden Ring this week as part of Roza Mira arts festival.

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A parade of strange vehicles rode along the Garden Ring this week as part of Roza Mira arts festival.

A Tyrant's Softer Side

Sergei Bodrov Sr. talks about his new film, ""Mongol.""

A Tyrant's Softer Side

Sergei Bodrov Sr. talks about his new film, ""Mongol.""