Moscow-St. Petersburg Museums Clash Over Collection

The Pushkin. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

The Art Newspaper reports that over the past few months, the fate of a handful of modernist paintings from the pre-Revolution collections of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov has been the subject of some dispute. After the Revolution, the works by Matisse and Picasso were deemed decadent, and divided between the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Read More


Pussy Riot Members to Remain in Jail

A photo from the trial. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Three members of the performance art punk group Pussy Riot will remain in jail for another six months, a Russian court ruled today. The group has already served five months in pre-trial custody for disturbing a mass at Russia’s main Orthodox church to protest the presidency of Vladimir Putin. Read More