Crimea Minister of Culture Accuses Kiev of Theft of Scythian Gold

Ukraines authorities are plundering Scythian gold from the collections of Crimean museums on display in Amsterdam right now, Crimea's Culture Minister Arina Novoselskaya said Friday. </p>

// Jun. 27, 2014 - 18:27 GMT


Conflict Over Schneerson Books Affects Russia-US Cultural Exchange – Russian Minister

The US refusal to return seven books from the collection of Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson to Russia has affected the cultural exchanges between the two countries, almost completely halting joint exhibition projects, Russias deputy minister of culture told journalists Monday. </p>

// May. 26, 2014 - 19:29 GMT


Putin Orders Thorough Examination of Crimea’s Cultural Sites

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Ministry of Culture on Tuesday to check the state of Crimea's cultural sites and organize repairs as needed.

// Apr. 01, 2014 - 17:58 GMT


Scythian Gold Must Be Returned to Crimea – Official

The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament on Monday called for the return of a collection of rare Crimean gold artifacts currently on loan to a museum in Amsterdam.

// Mar. 31, 2014 - 19:15 GMT


Scythian Gold On Display In Amsterdam Must Be Returned To Crimea - Official

A number of Crimean archaeological artifacts currently on loan to a museum in Amsterdam must be returned to their home museums at the conclusion of the exhibit, a Russian official said Thursday.

// Mar. 27, 2014 - 13:57 GMT


Russian Designer Gets a Win in Gainsborough Battle with Hermitage

Russias new Intellectual Property Court has called for fresh hearings for a St. Petersburg fashion designer prohibited, at the behest of the renown Hermitage Museum, from using one of Thomas Gainsboroughs best-known paintings in her work, the court told the RAPSI news agency Monday. </p>

// Sep. 23, 2013 - 18:56 GMT


No Russian Funds for Tchaikovsky Biopic Amid Gay Denial – Director

A Russian filmmaker has said he would seek foreign funding for a biopic of the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, widely believed to have been a homosexual, amid ongoing controversy about Russias recently adopted anti-gay law. </p>

// Sep. 21, 2013 - 00:51 GMT


Museum Curator Resigns Amid Turf War Over Art Stalin Banned

A veteran arts curator who has managed one of Russias largest art museums for over half a century resigned on Monday following a turf war over art once banned by Joseph Stalin. </p>

// Jul. 01, 2013 - 22:33 GMT


Tolstoy’s Entire Body of Work Goes Online, Descendant Says

Count Leo Tolstoy was a prolific author, rich and generous enough to bequeath his works to be published and distributed free of charge.

// Jun. 26, 2013 - 17:52 GMT


Live broadcast of Will Smith’s visit to RIA Novosti

Live broadcast of Hollywood movie star Will SmithAfter Earth, starts at&nbsp; 12:15 on ria.ru and on the official RIA Novosti site on YouTube.

// May. 27, 2013 - 14:05 GMT