Articles by Ingrid Nevenchannaya


If you drive a car in Moscow, chances are the gasoline in your tank came from this city located smack in the middle of the northern Komi republic.

Go Green With Seasons at Flakon Design Festival

Get back to nature this weekend at the Flakon Design Factory, where Seasons magazine will host its annual design festival.

Indigenous Siberians Inspire Ethnic Art

Siberian artist Andrei Shcherbakov has drawn on the myths and legends of the indigenous people of that vast territory for his paintings that were recently on show at the Atelier Gallery No. 2 in the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art.

'Rubbish' Collector Petlyura On Show

In the mid-1990s, there was only one place for any self-respecting bohemian or artist in Moscow: a small squat on Petrovsky Bulvar.
Anyone who wants a peek into that world should look at the "Pozorishche" exhibit at Na Solyanke Gallery that focuses on the work of the king of that squat, Petlyura.

Arctic Film Highlight Of EkoChashka Fest

The expedition member looks out at the white landscape that he is traveling through and says, "It's a world scraped to the bone. Nothing is redundant here. Apart from us."

Wooden House Built in 24 Hours

Twice a year, in summer and winter, young Russian architects come together to build with their own hands their own city at the City Festival.This year, the City Festival has set up in a ski resort outside Moscow, not for a festival but for a one-off building project called ArchShelter.

Agitprop With Art Deco Twist on Show

Visitors to the Museum of Applied, Decorative and Folk Art get a rare chance to look at a little-known part of the history of Soviet sculpture as it opens up its archives to show its collection of art deco agitprop pieces.

'Ordinary Miracle' Remixed On Stage

Most Russians know УObyknovennoye Chudo,Ф or УAn Ordinary Miracle,Ф as the magical 1978 film. Now audiences have a chance to see the story on stage in a musical version at the Dubrovka Theater Center.

2 Exhibitions Celebrate 90 Years of Vkhutemas

Two exhibits now on allow visitors a glimpse of the legendary art and architecture school Vkhutemas, where some of the most famous of the avant-garde movement Ч the likes of Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko Ч taught, studied and worked.

Giving a Helping Hand to Children

Opora, an organization that helps refugees from non-CIS countries, has been playing Father Christmas once again this year as it provides toys and essentials for refugee children, local orphans and homeless children.

Big Cartoon Festival Aims for Children, Adults

The Big Cartoon Festival runs in cinemas all over Moscow this week to coincide with school half-term holidays. More than 300 films from all over the world will be shown at the festival, including a series of cartoons by Academy Award winning studio Aardman Animations.