Cannes: Anti-Putin Movie To Win?

Andrei Zvyagintsev’s fourth feature, “Leviathan,” is a thriller, a black social comedy, and a thinly-veiled swipe … Read more »

Putin Bans Dirty Words From Film & Stage

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation that has been floating around the Duma for … Read more »

Should Artists Boycott Putin’s Russia?

In a recent interview, according to the Guardian, ‘the choreographer Matthew Bourne stated that he wouldn’t, … Read more »

Pussy Riot Releases “Putin” Video

Pussy Riot have encountered a series of roadblocks — some of them violent — as they’ve … Read more »

Russian Performers Still Afraid Of Putin

Conductor Valery Gergiev, opera singer Anna Netrebko, and top Russian dancers are all expected to perform … Read more »

Pussy Riot, Da! Gay People, Nyet!

Two members of punk protest band Pussy Riot could be freed from prison and 30 people … Read more »

Elton’s Shows To Go On In Russia

I never had any doubt. Elton John‘s shows in Russia will go ahead as planned, the … Read more »