1917, Deutsches Historisches Museum. Photo courtesy of the Staatliches Museum für Zeitgenössische Geschichte, Moskau

The Deutsches Historisches Museum tries to connect the Revolution's past and present in their exhibition 1917, with mixed results. It's on through April 15. Read more

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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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more

Theatre & Dance

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. Read more

Food & Drink

Konrad listened in on a top level EU conference. Read more


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

Opinion 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. Read more

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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. Read more


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. Read more


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

Opinion 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. Read more

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