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Russian Ballet Icons Gala celebrates the legacy of the legendary Ballet Russes

First UK solo exhibition of young, exciting Russian artist

Russian artsits returns to London for the first solo exhibition

Russian play 'But a Dream' due for London and Oxford 6-12 July.

Start the week afresh with some art, literature, theatre, and classical music. Denis Matsuev at the Royal Festival Hall and Boris Godunov at Brockley Jack are amongst this week’s highlights.

What to look out for: exhibitions ranging from avant-garde to post pop. Ballet is all the rage next month with performances on stage, screen, and as captured by photographers.

A 10-hour long New Year’s Day special of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel by playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker, starring John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale and Lesley Manville.

Join translator Bryan Karetnyk in conversation with Robert Chandler to explore the world of Russian émigrés through their short stories.

Experience what Alexander Pushkin called ‘flight performed by the soul’ as Russian legends take to the London stage.

Choral oratorio sung by the Moscow Synodal Choir - Bishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk brings a Russian spin on a German classic to London. This concert pays homage to the musical heritage of the Orthodox Church.

Dashi Namdakov straddles the divide between the spiritual and practical through otherworldly sculptures that you have to see to believe. 

A deadly dragon, true love and a confused Lancelot figure in this critique of Stalin… a description curious enough to ignite your interest.

Arkady Shtypel and Maria Galina, two of Russia's most well-known living poets, invite you to celebrate Russian poetry then and now with a postmodern twist. 

Sneaking a peak into a sumptuous collection of silver filigree and royal treasures from Imperial Russia - items range from porcelain to pieces of Russian furniture. 

The art and craft of 19th century visionary Elena Polenova. A regional artist with an international reach, she was a key figure in the development of early Modernism.

A selection of Olga Chernysheva's photography capturing the streets of Moscow alongside drawings, videos and a projection. She looks at the remnants of collectivism through a post-Soviet lens. 

Two days, four auctions - each celebrating a distinct aspect of Russian artistic heritage from ‘Russian Paintings’ to ‘Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons’.

An opportunity for Russian art lovers to get their hands on 19th and 20th century art works from Nikolai Roerich to Aleksandr Yakovlev.

Capturing Mikhail Baryshnikov frame by frame, from pose to attitude. Something else to look out for during Russian Art Week.

When taking a gamble could mean life or death would you place your fate in the spaded heart of an inanimate Queen? 

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