The now-annual Spring for Music festival is a place for orchestras to showcase their talent and inventiveness and was held at Carnegie Hall.
Our correspondent describes a tour led by Kremlin press attaché Sasha Mechevsky through Russian-controlled villages and the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali.
An insider’s view of culture and politics in 20th-century Russia.
Solomon Volkov offers an insider's view of the struggle between culture and politics in 20th-century Russia.
Anastasia Chukovskaya sees a desire for stability that comes at the expense of freedoms.