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Valentin Yudashkin: opening new frontiers in Russian fashion

Valentin Yudashkin: opening new frontiers in Russian fashion

March 11, 2014 Veronika Sheinina, special to RBTH

For over two decades couturier Valentin Yudashkin has been at the forefront of Russia’s fashion movement. His versatility, style and use of motifs inspired by his country’s history and culture have won him recognition far beyond Russia’s borders

Andrei Rublev: A saint and revered icon painter

Andrei Rublev: A saint and revered icon painter

January 7, 2014 Irina Yazykova, Neskuchnyy Sad

The Russian Orthodox Church has had several prominent painters of icons and frescoes over the centuries – but Andrei Rublev is undoubtedly the most famous

Multimedia Art Museum's director: Life as work of art

Multimedia Art Museum's director: Life as work of art

December 21, 2013 Alexandra Sopova, special to RBTH

Olga Sviblova, the creator of the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow, discusses how the museum established itself as one of Russia’s most important venues for preserving the country’s past through modern arts

The art of Russian politics

The art of Russian politics

November 16, 2013 Dmitriy Romendik, RBTH

Russia’s top politicians—including Putin—are avid artists, whose paintings and photographs have fetched millions at an annual St. Petersburg charity auction

Natalia Vodianova, a supermodel with a Cinderella story

Natalia Vodianova, a supermodel with a Cinderella story

November 12, 2013 Inna Fedorova, special to RBTH

The entire world has been watching the history of a Russian Cinderella - Natalia Vodianova, a supermodel who has conquered the world of fashion, with the "eyes of a lioness"

Shemyakin on serving Russia without Russian citizenship

Shemyakin on serving Russia without Russian citizenship

October 25, 2013 Yaroslav Timofeyev, Izvestia

Nonconformist artist Mikhail Shemyakin became an American citizen after being expelled from the Soviet Union. In an interview with Izvestia he discusses why he won't apply for Russian citizenship

14 Brits who are secretly Russians

14 Brits who are secretly Russians

October 24, 2013 Ilaria Parogni, RBTH

RBTH introduces a list of the most high-profile Brits with a more or less hidden relationship with Russia

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