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55 Contemporary Artists Are Taking Over One Of The World's Oldest Museums

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

Over fifty five contemporary artists have gathered in St. Petersburg to infiltrate one of the world's oldest museums. Why? Because Manifesta, the noma...

The Prettiest Holiday Instagram Spot

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.12.2013 | Travel

Some places just look prettier on Instagram than in regular photos. We'll have to hand it to St. Petersburg, Russia-- the city is already pretty c...

Olga Peretyatko: A Nightingale Soars Among the Stars

Simon Hewitt | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

An impish, witty, self-deprecating girl with twinkling hazelnut eyes is sending gusts of fresh air whooshing through the opera world. Her flight to the top has been a libretto in its own right.

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.

Germany And Russia Clash Over Landmark Art Exhibit

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The glittering glories of Russia's Hermitage Museum were shadowed Friday by tensions between Russia and Germany over a ...

Woman In Starbucks Drops Purse, Gun Inside Shoots Her Friend

Posted 05.14.2013 | Miami

A Florida woman accidentally shot her friend in the leg while waiting in line at a Starbucks on Saturday. Police say Pamela Beck and Amie Peterso...

Progress Comes At A High Price In Russia

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

By Douglas Busvine MOSCOW, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Group of 20 policymakers have an ideal chance in Moscow this week to ponder whether mone...

Russian Millionaire Throws Cash Out His Window

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money

While Mark Zuckerberg is failing to leave tips at restaurants on his honeymoon in Rome, his Russian counterpart is doing just the opposite. Accord...

LOST TREASURE: Workers Find Hidden Silver, Jewelry

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — For years, kopek-pinching Soviets sat down in a cheap restaurant in a former mansion of the nobility for plain meals, u...

WATCH: Art Group Burns Down Police Car... Is It 'Beyond Art'?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Some of us celebrate the new year by popping champagne, planting a kiss or setting off a party popper. Voina, a radical Russian art group, rang in 201...

WATCH: Mini-Skirted Women Take To St. Petersburg Streets To Improve Tourism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A group of seven scantily-clad Russian women took to a square in St. Petersburg to clean up the mess of snow and ice that they claim is hampering tour...

Russian Police Stage Murder To Catch Plotters

Times Online | Tony Halpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a scheme that could have been taken from a Hitchcock thriller, detectives arranged for Kermen Basangova, the head of a civil service academy in St ...