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Moscow's cultural scene is famously enormous and varied - but where to start? Our arts-savvy editorial team trawl what's on offer, to bring you our selection of Culture Picks for your leisure time. Current and upcoming recommendations are:
31.05.19-30.08.19 The Novecento Game. ‘Non-Soviet’ Soviet Art of 1920s – 1930s
Heritage Gallery, with support from the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow, is holding an exhibition where paintings by key members of the Italian artistic movement of Novecento, such as Piero Marussig, Achille Funi, Felice Casorati, Mario Tozzi and Cesare Monti, will be presented for the first time in comparison to paintings, drawings, sculpture, porcelain and design works by Soviet artists of the same interwar period – Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Vladimir Favorsky, Tatyana Kuperwasser, Vladimir Kovalsky, Nadezhda Lermontova, Alexei Zernov, Maria Lomakina, Vladimir Lebedev, Dmitry Krapivnny and others. The exhibition will also include works by Russian émigré artists that served as a link between the Soviet Russia and Europe, namely Boris Grigoriev and Léopold Survage. A special section of the show is focusing on Soviet and Italian art editions of that period that reflect the aesthetics of Novecento. In total, the exhibition will showcase over 70 artworks. Read more
Heritage Gallery 
23.08.19-01.09.19 Spasskaya Tower Festival
Spasskaya Tower is a music fiesta, a spectacular show, staged on the background of the monumental walls of the Kremlin, and a great ‘battlefield’ of the bands from different countries fighting for the love and admiration of the audience. The harmonious combination of military, classical, folk and popular music, military band parades and dance shows, laser and pyrotechnical effects makes the Festival one of the brightest and most memorable events of the year. The Festival is held annually on Red Square. At Spasskaya Tower everyone can find something to their liking: some people like clear, well-adjusted movements of military men, while others enjoy live orchestral music or cultural exchange with people from other nations. Read more
Red Square 
05.11.19  19:00 Scorpions (Germany)
The most beloved and popular rock band in Russia is coming back to us with its Crazy World Tour! “When our album ‘Crazy World’ was released right at the end of the Cold War, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future,” said Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine. “Now things are getting more crazy every other day”. Even if things are getting more crazy and unpredictable every other day, the love of Russian fans for Scorpions has been unchanged for many decades. No wonder, because Scorpions became one of the first Western rock bands to “break through” the iron curtain in 1988 and 1989. Their main hit Wind of Change telling the story of a walk through perestroika Moscow, which topped the charts of 11 countries in 1991, became the golden rock classics. And concerts in our country have consistently attracted tens of thousands of fans for 30 years. “…the main surprise of every concert is the audience itself”, says guitarist Rudolf Schenker. “The day before I was interviewed, and the journalist asked what it would be like for our international band to return to Russia again. And someone said: “No, it’s a Russian band,” and that’s the best compliment we could ever get in your country. Being able to consider yourself a Russian band is fantastic”. Read more
VTB Arena Park 
 
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