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Pyotr Verzilov is in a critical condition in a Moscow hospital after losing sight, speech and mobility

The artist and activist, who spent two years in jail for performing a ‘punk prayer’, was stopped from travelling to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe

There are perils in deploying bigotry to score political points, but meanings also shift from West to East

‘I am for free Pussy Riot,’ the performance artist says, in solidarity with jailed members of the Russian punk-feminist collective

The punk artists’s invasion of the pitch during the Croatia vs. France match reminded us what Russia’s new ‘normality’ really means

The punk activist-artists have been charged with disruption after they charged the field during the France vs Croatia match

Serpentine swimmers complain about Christo’s floating pyramid; and Hermitage’s psychic cat is a World Cup oracle: the latest in art world silliness

A new series of screenings in New York tells a bracing account of filmmaking under the Russian leader

Pussy Riot and the commodification of protest, a tale of shakshuka, and books of the mind: what to read this weekend

A slew of exhibitions commemorates the centenary of the Russian Revolution 

Chto Delat, This Hasn’t Happened to Me Before: Safe Haven, 2016, video, 36 min. Courtesy: the artist 

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Playlist - 12 Sep 2016

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