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We examine the Russian soul 100 years since the October Revolution
A subplot from War & Peace is adapted for the stage in this playful musical
Lav Diaz wins Golden Lion, with other awards for Tom Ford, Emma Stone and Oscar Martínez
Turn-of-the-century paintings capture the mood of Tolstoy’s era, a time of rapid social change
Henry James called it a ‘monster’, Sergei Bondarchuk almost died trying to turn it into a film — yet each generation feels compelled to take on the epic. As a new BBC adaptation unfolds, Simon Schama explains why
Laura Wade’s compelling evening weaves together drama and music
How the works of Russia’s greatest writer of genius were introduced to the English-speaking world
Following events in Ukraine, Berlin has to face the sort of choices it has sought to avoid
Can the new generation of writers revive a great tradition?
‘The obvious lesson of the 1914-18 war is not one we’d expect many politicians to have learnt’
A report from the Cannes Film Festival – and our critic’s favourite for the Palme d’Or
‘I have had an epiphany: I do not need to sit through things that will make me miserable‘
Though his works were venerated in the Soviet Union, this show reveals the Russian artist as quieter, apolitical and concerned with the personal
While BP has suffered some bloody noses with TNK-BP, its financial gamble has, broadly, paid off