Articles by Diana Kondrashin

Oriental Art Museum Hosts Japanese Artist

The Oriental Museum opened a solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroaki Miyayama with an expansive series of graphic interpretations of one of the canonical novels of Japanese literature, "Genji Monogotari," or "The Tale of Genji."

Catherine de Zegher: People Are Afraid of the Word Harmony

While the Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art begins to come to a close, The Moscow Times met with Catherine de Zegher, the curator of the main project of the Biennale, "More Light," which is on display in Moscow's Manege.

Fifth Moscow Biennale Launches Parallel Projects

Since the first appearance of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2003, the biennale has brought together local and foreign artists to show contemporary conceptual works for about a month or two every two years.

A Firm Foothold on Jazz for April

This will be the second year when the world celebrates International Jazz day on April 30, a date established by UNESCO. In 2013, the central events will take place in Istanbul, and one of the exciting announcements made so far applies to legendary musicians, pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, regarding their appearance as conductors of a high school big band.

English-Language Kid Zones Pack a Wallop of Fun

The worldwide children’s brand Gymboree will host the official opening of its play centers in Moscow this week. In anticipation of this event, The Moscow Times has turned its attention to English and multilingual classes that infants and toddlers can enjoy in the city.

How to Jazz Up March Before the Snow Melts

The Moscow Times looks through the monthly jazz schedule to recommend a list of the best performances to see and hear in March.

Jazz to Get a Triumphant Welcome in Moscow

After a turbulent history, jazz music in Russia stabilizes its foothold with a festival featuring international superstars and local talent.

Julia Lezhneva: A Rising Star in European Opera

From the freezing cold and cars packing the crossroads of one of central Moscow's main avenues, I find shelter in a warm cafe to meet Julia Lezhneva, one of the brightest young Russian sopranos to emerge in European opera.


Its not surprising that a town located at the exact geographic center of Asia has special psychic energies. Kyzyl, the capital of the Tuva republic, is 3,700 kilometers to the east of Moscow. But as far as its style of business is concerned, it might as well be on another planet.

Exhibits Unite Artists For Sampling of Italy

The Pushkin Museum is displaying 10 of Lorenzo Lotto's paintings alongside drawings and also a codex by the renowned da Vinci.

Fairs Galore Open for This Holiday Season

A variety of Christmas fairs, including Strasbourg's centuries-old market, will dot the city till early January.

Feted in U.S., 'My Perestroika' Set to Debut in Russia

"My Perestroika," a documentary by Robin Hessman that has had huge success in the United States, will have its Russian premier this Saturday as part of the ArtDocFest. The film looks at five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times. Hessman, who is in Moscow for the premiere, spoke to The Moscow Times about the film.