In our haste to reap the rich benefits of trade with Russia, we forget one thing at our peril: In Russia, culture comes before commerce.
On Thursday Russian Art Week will open in London. This is a major new event in the arts calendar in the United Kingdom. The project was set up by the online magazine Russian Art & Culture in conjunction with the major auction houses and galleries.
This weekend marks the start of Russian art week in London. Despite the double-dip recession in the UK the Russian market has remained buoyant. Most of the major auction houses are hosting sales of Russian paintings, icons, Fabergé and works of art.
We’ve all done it. Confronted with a steamed up window or a scrap of paper, it’s almost instinctive. You draw a little face, normally no more t...