Dom 11 Baumanskaya Ulitsa is home to one of Moscow's many museums. However, this is not one of your typical museums. Instead of browsing room upon room of dusty artifacts or priceless inanimate artworks behind a slab of glass casing, a trip here will allow you to admire, touch, play on Ч and maybe even shout at Ч the displays.
For those unfamiliar with Czech photographer Jan Saudek, the title of the ongoing retrospective of his works at the Classical Photography Gallery aptly sets the tone. "Life, Love, Death and Other Trifles" both meets and subverts viewer expectations as we enter an alternate reality of empowerment, repression, attraction and revulsion.
This weekend saw the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week Russia descend upon the Manezh. A showcase of Russian creativity old and new, the expositions, films and catwalk shows presented the country as a dynamic new industry with promising future talent at its helm.
When asked what Russia has in common with Canada, one could be forgiven for sarcastically identifying "the cold" as their principal shared feature. In fact, this wouldn't seem to be too far from the truth.