Konrad Werner: The worst war on terror ever

After the shock of Paris, it looked for about 10 seconds like the world was actually gonna fight ISIS. Ha! Fat chance. You might have forgotten that our leaders have important dick-swinging competitions to get on with. more

Nov 27, 2015 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW: Veteran British director Peter Greenaway takes on a fellow film giant in new flick "Eisenstein in Guanajuato", exploring the Russian director's time in Mexico, his homosexuality and his unfinished picture. It hits cinemas Nov 12. more

Nov 11, 2015 2:50 PM Film

INTERVIEW: Berlin's showcase of Nordic art and performance returns for the sixth time, kicking off at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov 13. We spoke to artistic director Ricarda Ciontos about this year's Russian focus, risk, resistance and going wild. more

Nov 10, 2015 12:55 PM Stage

Want an authentic Russian cafeteria excursion – for better or worse? A branch of Russian canteen chain Pishka has opened right here in Berlin, serving a plethora of dirt-cheap working-class delights from the motherland. more

Sep 16, 2015 11:15 AM Food

Konrad Werner: The EU is REALLY going to show Putin this time

Konrad listened in on a top level EU conference. more

Jul 25, 2014 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Crimea – why do we have to pick sides?

The whole Crimea thing is getting really confusing, especially if you're trying to figure out Germany's role. more

Mar 28, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

INTERVIEW. Humboldt University's Religious Studies professor Joachim Willems wrote the book on Pussy Riot, or at least their interaction with the Russian Church. Read more here and learn how to win a copy. more

Dec 11, 2013 1:30 PM Culture

Berlin Premiere! Pussy vs. Putin documents the road that led to the imprisonment of three members of the punk band in Russia. After the August opening was cancelled last minute, watch the film at the Volksbühne on Wed, Dec 11 at 21:00. more

Dec 5, 2013 1:45 PM Film

In the wake of several political and human rights scandals in Russia, the Russian youth's hopes and desires are the primary focus as Kino Arsenal screens the work of the finest talents from Moscow's three leading film institutes from Nov 28-Dec 5. more

Nov 23, 2012 12:15 PM Film

Seymour Gris: Pussy Riot and Martin Luther

The Russian punkettes have been shortlisted for an award dedicated to the German church reformer. more

Oct 9, 2012 4:16 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Last April, Alexander Egay became one of tens of thousands of businesspeople imprisoned in Russia on fabricated charges. His wife is now struggling, caught between Berlin and Moscow. more

Nov 9, 2011 2:58 PM Features 2 Comments

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