Planet’s strongest shamans gather in Tuva for landmark festival

Planet’s strongest shamans gather in Tuva for landmark festival

July 24, 2014 Oksana Gribanova, Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Shamans from around the world are convening in the Republic of Tuva, on Russia’s border with Mongolia, for a new festival celebrating various aspects of shamanic culture, including drum rites, meditation and throat singing.

A fresh look at Soviet-era monuments

A fresh look at Soviet-era monuments

July 22, 2014 Pavel Gazdyuk, RBTH

This year Moscow’s Muzeon Arts Park invited young designers and photographers to capture one of the most interesting features of the park: its sculptures

The woman behind Gorky Park’s rebirth

The woman behind Gorky Park’s rebirth

July 21, 2014 Louise Dickson, special to RBTH

When Olga Zakharova took over as director of Gorky Park in 2011, the central Moscow space was worse than uninviting – it was seedy and not a place visitors would want to linger

The Beatle Christ appears in Altai

The Beatle Christ appears in Altai

July 7, 2014 Tatiana Shilovskaya, special to RBTH

A sculpture of John Lennon will appear this summer at the "Turquoise Katun" tourism economic zone in Russia's Altai region

17 best still lifes by Russian artists

17 best still lifes by Russian artists

July 2, 2014 Ksenia Isaeva, RBTH

Since the 18th century still life has become extra popular genre of painting; there are 17 most inspiring still lifes created by Russian hands

Image'n'Nation: Music in Instagram pics

Image'n'Nation: Music in Instagram pics

June 29, 2014 Boris Gabaraev, special to RBTH

Sometimes music could be converted into images; all pictures in this gallery were taken by a modern Russian musician B.K who enjoys photography not less than music

Classical ballet and modern technology on one stage

Classical ballet and modern technology on one stage

June 24, 2014 Vladimir Stakheev, Pavel Gazdyuk, RBTH

On June 23, the world’s first production of Swan Lake with animated 3D-graphics was held on the stage of Moscow’s Russian Academic Youth Theatre (RAMT)

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