Recreating the Northern Caucasus in miniature

Recreating the Northern Caucasus in miniature

April 16, 2014 Timur Agirov, special to RBTH

Magomed-Bashir Ozdoev is the kind of person that you instantly like the minute you meet him; creating miniatures of Caucasian mountain fortifications is his genuine passion

UK and Russia build bridges with Year of Culture

UK and Russia build bridges with Year of Culture

April 13, 2014 Theodora Clarke, special to RBTH

The UK-Russia Year of Culture might seem to be the victim of terrible timing, but when the program of events kicked off in February, there was no hint of what was to occur in Crimea

Walking around the Hermitage thanks to antique paintings

Walking around the Hermitage thanks to antique paintings

March 29, 2014 Ksenia Isaeva, RBTH

In 1850 the Russian emperor Nikolai I ordered a series of pictures depicting the Small and New Hermitages interiors; the artist Eduard Gau illustrated in his watercolor paintings all of the splendor, brilliance, and opulence of the imperial palace

Dolce & Gabbana: Beauty is in the Russian DNA

Dolce & Gabbana: Beauty is in the Russian DNA

March 25, 2014 Inna Fedorova, special to RBTH

On a recent visit to Moscow, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana talked with RBTH’s Inna Fedorova about Russian women, their love for beauty and what Russia has common with Italy and how it is different

Allegoric maps of Europe from the First World War

Allegoric maps of Europe from the First World War

March 20, 2014 Ksenia Isaeva, Vladimir Stakheev, RBTH

The humorous allegoric propaganda maps stirred nationalistic fervour, mocked and belittled enemies and even served as a tool for students to learn their geography

Top 14 Visions of Spring by Russian Artists

Top 14 Visions of Spring by Russian Artists

March 14, 2014 Ksenia Isaeva, RBTH

Many Russian artists have captured spring in their paintings, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits; we've gathered 14 paintings that illustrate the Russian spring in different ways

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