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What's New in Russia? St. Petersburg 2014

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I had the privilege of visiting Russia three times in 2014. Yes, in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, I was exploring Moscow and St. Petersburg as a tourist.

15 Of The Most Creative Easter Eggs We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.12.2014 | Arts

If you celebrate Easter, that springtime holiday just around the corner, you may have participated in a certain beloved pastime known as an egg hunt. ...

ERARTA: Russian Art's Iconoclastic Window on the World

Simon Hewitt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Erarta is far more than just a museum. It hosts plays, concerts and lectures, and its two five-floor wings -- linked by a space-age foyer -- also enclose a commercial art gallery, temporary exhibition halls, print store, fashion boutique, cinema, café, restaurant and 100 staff.

Madonna & Monkey-Business: London's Russian Week Forges Ahead

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Russian Week in London (May 31-June 5) was full of surprises. Bonhams had the top lot and Sotheby's the worst sale. Expect Halley's Comet to return be...

Google Shows Off Its Faberge Eggs

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

In honor of Peter Carl Faberge, today's Google's logo is adorned with gem-encrusted eggs -- Faberge's namesake. A Russian jeweler, Faberge is the r...

The Faithful Shopper: Uniquely New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I've often said that New York is the retail capital of the world, and that no international shop or designer is truly global without a location here. But we also have a number of shops that are ONLY here.

Faberge Egg Sells For Record High Price

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A rare enamel-and-gold Faberge egg that had been in the Rothschild banking family for more than a century sold for record $18.5 million at auction Wed...