In Moscow, a Young Artist With Nomadic Visions

In December, Moscow’s JART Gallery opened a large exhibition of the whimsical work of Evgeniya Dudnikova, a 25-year-old artist from the town of Ramenskoye, not far from Moscow. The exhibition “Nomads,” curated by Alexei Korsi, is Dudnikova’s first. The show includes works in several media: prints, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and wall-hangings made of organic plastics…

U.S., Russia Hold High-Stakes Talks on Ukraine

Top U.S. and Russian officials held crucial talks Monday with tensions soaring over Ukraine and security demands from Moscow, but there was little hope of a diplomatic breakthrough. The high-stakes negotiations come amid fears of a Russian invasion of its pro-Western neighbor Ukraine, and with Moscow demanding wide-ranging concessions from Washington and its NATO allies.…

Russia-Led Military Bloc Will Not Allow ‘Color Revolutions’ in Post-Soviet Countries – Putin

A Moscow-led military detachment deployed to Kazakhstan to quell the worst anti-government unrest in the post-Soviet country’s history will not allow “color revolutions” to take place, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday. Putin’s remarks came days after 2,500 Russian, Belarusian, Armenian, Tajik and Kyrgyz troops were deployed across Kazakh cities to defend key state facilities as…