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A painter in search

Ella Kruglyanskaya, a Latvian born painter, recently exhibited at the avant-guarde galleries of Gavin Brown in New York City from January 13, 2019 to February 24th, 2019.  Her paintings, more like colored graphic art, reminiscent of 1970&rsqu...

Event Guide

ESTONIA May 02-10, Estonian Music Days & ISCM World New Music Days, various venues in Tallinn The World Music Days festival introduces and promotes contemporary classical music around the world. In 2019, E...

Wining & Dining Guide

Restaurant TOA – Taste of Asia, Tallinn Restaurant TOA (Taste of Asia) offers authentic Asian food in a beautifully refurbished warehouse space in the heart of vibrant and super modern Rotermann Quarter.  ...

Movie Guide

The Professor and the Mad Man (2019) – in cinemas from Friday, May 03 Based on the worldwide best-selling novel The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary true tale of m...

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

As I write this from Berlin, I am prostrate before the images of fire, devastation, and ash engulfing Notre-Dame de Paris – Our Lady of Paris. She is a treasure of civilization, both for those who believe in heaven and for those who do not. ...

Putin’s art of the purge

High-level political purges are gathering pace in Russia. The latest evidence came in late March, with the arrests of Mikhail Abyzov, a former minister for open government affairs, and – two days later – Viktor Ishayev, a former Far Ea...

The Kremlin’s little green duds

Five years ago, a small force of “little green men” – soldiers wearing no national insignia – seized control of a police station in Sloviansk, a small village in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast. Thus began the second...

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