Tagged: Culture

Row brewing over Russian art exhibition in London

Row brewing over Russian art exhibition in London

A row seems to be on the verge of starting over a Russian art exhibition in London. The London Royal Academy of Arts is to host an exhibition of Russian and French masterpieces in...

Kissing Policemen bring shame to Russia

A picture of two Russian policemen kissing in a snow-covered Siberian forest – an homage to Banksy’s kissing policemen graffiti – has been banned from appearing in an exhibition of Russian art in Paris....

Miss Yakutia finalist was a man

Scandal hit the Miss Virtual Yakutia contest this year, when it was revealed that one of the finalists… was a man. Newslab.ru reports: Anzhela Adamova was a young man called Oleg Goncharov, who decided...

Russian Winter Festival

To celebrate Old New Year’s Eve, I dropped by the Russian Winter Festival, held in Trafalgar Square, London this afternoon. Lots of music, dancing, and even an appearance by Grandfather Frost himself. Full size...

Russia’s 8th richest man arrested in “Pimping case”

Russia’s 8th richest man arrested in “Pimping case”

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has been arrested by French police in a sex scandal involving alleged prostitutes. Prokhorov is Russia’s tenth richest man, with a 54.8% stake in Norilsk Nickel. None of the press agencies...

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

One of the joys of writing siberianlight.net is the random stuff I find while searching the net. Take this piece of Star Trek fan-fiction I found today on Technorati, for example, in which Capain...

Solider Nixon

Solider Nixon

What happens when you try to buy Russian literature in small town Queensland? So I asked the old half-deaf biddy in the second hand bookshop if she had any books by Solzhenitsyn. “Soldier Nixon,...