Archive for September, 2014

Art Historian Yelena Basner remains under house arrest over disputed Grigoriev painting

Yelena Basner’s house arrest is extended

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

                    RAPSI, The Russian Legal Information Agency reported on the 16th September that The Oktyabrsky Distict Court in St Petersburg has extended the term of Yelena Basner’s house arrest until December 15th while they continue to investigate the circumstances around the sale of the second version
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The SWIFT system is used by over 600 financial institutions including the Bank of Russia.

Russia may be excluded from the SWIFT banking system

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

                      Bloomberg reports that the United Kingdom government is to recommend to the European Union that Russia be excluded from the SWIFT system of banking transfers.  This ranks up there as a proposal so stupid as to be on a level with invading Iraq (twice),
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CCRAC members and delegates from Lomonosov State University at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Small exhibition of Jack of Diamonds pictures to open at the Courtauld Gallery

Sep 13th, 2014 | By

                                An exhibition of 11 Jack of Diamonds paintings from the collection of Cologne based dealer Alex Lachmann is to open at The Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House in London and run until 18th January 2015.  The exhibition has been
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The Bookshop at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

Garage to open new Library on History of Russian Contemporary Art

Sep 8th, 2014 | By

  Amid the doom and gloom of escalating US-Russo sanctions and Contemporary Art galleries closing in Moscow a rare piece of good news is that the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is to open the first public library in Moscow devoted to Contemporary Art. The Garage, founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova, already has an
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Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federations arrived in London in Janaury 2014 to inaugurate the UK-Russian Year of Cultural Exchange.

2014 UK-Russia year of Cultural Exchange ends in a whimper

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

                        It all started so well for the 2014 UK-Russia year of cultural exchange with a dazzling series of events planned in Moscow and London including Pavlova, Nijinsky, Chekhov, Nabokov, Gagarin, Young British Artists, James Bond and Francis Bacon.  There were to be events
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