Far Eastern Federal District

6 169 329.00 km²

Area

6 194 969

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

68

Cities

Anadyr

The administrative center of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

1 889

Established

20.00 km²

Area

14 899

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

subarctic

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
  • Kaynyran Art Gallery;
  • Chukotka Heritage Museum Center.
Arts universities:
  • Children School of Arts of Anadyr City Districts.
Festivals of contemporary art:
  • in April 2013, a festival of contemporary art, organized by Garage, Moscow.
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Far Eastern Federal District

6 169 329.00 km²

Area

6 194 969

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

68

Cities

Yakutsk

The capital of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

1 632

Established

122.00 km²

Area

303 836

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

extreme continental

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
  • The National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);
  • MF Gabysheva Gallery of Foreign Arts;
  • Academic Osipov Picture Gallery.
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • Urgel Art Gallery.
Arts universities:
  • Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts.
Festivals of contemporary art:
  • Yakut International Biennale of Contemporary Art BY;
  • Zero Arctic Biennale of Contemporary Art;
  • International Festival of Contemporary Ballet (Sakha Dance Festival).
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Far Eastern Federal District

6 169 329.00 km²

Area

6 194 969

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

68

Cities

Khabarovsk

The administrative center of the Far Eastern Federal District

1 858

Established

383.00 km²

Area

611 160

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

monsoon

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
  • Far Eastern Art Museum;
  • Fedotov Picture Gallery.
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • Rhizome Gallery of Modern Art and Design.
Arts universities:
  • Khabarovsk State Institute of Culture.
Festivals of contemporary art:
  • Day Festival;
  • ArtEast Festival of Creative Artists.
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Far Eastern Federal District

6 169 329.00 km²

Area

6 194 969

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

68

Cities

Vladivostok

The administrative center of Primorsky Krai

1 860

Established

331.16 km²

Area

606 653

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

monsoon

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
  • Primorsky Krai State Art Gallery;
  • Exhibition Hall of the Primorsky Krai Artists Union;
  • V.K Arsenyev Primorye State Associated Museum;
  • Museum of the City (Arsenyev branch).
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • Arka Contemporary Art Gallery;
  • Zarya center of contemporary art;
  • Artetage Museum of Modern Art.
Arts universities:
  • Far Eastern State Institute of Arts;
  • Vaganova Ballet Academy;
  • Primorye Regional College of Art;
  • Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art.
Festivals of contemporary art:
  • Defrost (2015);
  • PUSK Festival of Light Technology and Digital Arts.
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Siberian Federal District

5 144 953.00 km²

Area

19 324 031

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

132

Cities

Novosibirsk

he administrative center of the Siberian Federal District

1 893

Established

505.62 km²

Area

1 584 138

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

Continental

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
  • Novosibirsk State Art Museum;
  • City Center of Fine Arts;
  • Euro Gallery;
  • CHE Gallery;
  • First Gallery;
  • JAZZIUM Gallery;
  • Vincent Gallery;
  • Chastnaya Kollektsiya Gallery.
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • Loft NSK Contemporary Culture Center .
Festivals of Contemporary Art:
  • ART POWER International Festival of Contemporary Young Art;
  • Art-Taiga Festival;
  • International Triennial of Contemporary Graphics;
  • Zolotaya Kapitel;
  • Zhivaya Voda;
  • Yolki-Palki.
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Siberian Federal District

5 144 953.00 km²

Area

19 324 031

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

132

Cities

Barnaul

The administrative center of Altai krai

1 730

Established

322.01 km²

Area

635 585

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

Continental

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition spaces:
  • State Art Museum of Altai Territory;
  • State Museum of the History of Literature, Culture, and Art of the Altai;
  • Exhibition Hall of the Artists Union of Altai Territory.
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • Banderol Art Gallery;
  • Republic IZO Gallery;
  • Prospectus Gallery of Contemporary Art;
  • Otkrytoe Nebo Pavilion of Contemporary Art .
Art universities:
  • Altai State Institute of Culture.
Festivals of Contemporary Art:
  • ROZETKA Festival of Contemporary Choreography.
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Siberian Federal District

5 144 953.00 km²

Area

19 324 031

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

132

Cities

Krasnoyarsk

1 628

Established

385.80 km²

Area

1 066 934

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

continental

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
  • Surikov Art Museum;
  • Boris Ryauzov Museum;
  • AinArta Gallery
  • Romanovs Art Gallery.
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • Krasnoyarsk Museum Center;
  • Otdel Gallery.
Art universities:
  • Krasnoyarsk State Art Institute;
  • Branch of the Russian Academy of Arts;
  • V.I. Surikov Krasnoyarsk Art College;
  • Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts.
Festivals of Contemporary Art:
  • Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennial.
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Siberian Federal District

5 144 953.00 km²

Area

19 324 031

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

132

Cities

Tomsk

1 604

Established

294.60 km²

Area

569 293

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

Continental

Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
  • Tomsk Regional Art Museum;
  • Art Gallery on Kartashov;
  • Gallery Astra;
  • House of Artists.
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • Siberian Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts.
Festivals of Contemporary Art:
  • VOKRUG Festival of Contemporary Art;
  • Territory T Festival of Contemporary Art;
  • Street Vision project.
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Siberian Federal District

5 144 953.00 km²

Area

19 324 031

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

132

Cities

Omsk

1 716

Established

572.90 km²

Area

1 178 079

Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
Climate

Continental

Art museums, galleries and exhibition halls:
  • Omsk Museum of Fine Arts;
  • Kondraty Petrovich Belov Museum;
  • State Regional Art Museum;
  • Liberov Center;
  • House of Artists.
Contemporary art museums and galleries:
  • OGIS Museum of Contemporary Art and Design;
  • Art of Omsk City Museum;
  • Dvael Gallery.
Art universities:
  • Omsk branch of the Higher School of Folk Arts.
  • Festival of Contemporary Art :
    • NO(vember) Life Is All Around festival of contemporary art.
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    Ural Federal District

    1 818 497.00 km²

    Area

    12 308 103

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    112

    Cities

    Chelyabinsk

    1 736

    Established

    500.91 km²

    Area

    1 191 994

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental/extreme continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Chelyabinsk Regional Picture Gallery;
    • Museum of Arts and Crafts of the Urals.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • OkNo Gallery.
    Art universities:
    • Tchaikovsky South Ural State Institute of Arts.
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    Ural Federal District

    1 818 497.00 km²

    Area

    12 308 103

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    112

    Cities

    Yekaterinburg

    The administrative center of the Urals Federal District

    1 723

    Established

    468.00 km²

    Area

    1 444 439

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    moderate continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts;
    • B.U.Kashkin Museum;
    • Nevyansk Icon Museum;
    • Metenkov House Photographic Museum.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Ural Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts;
    • Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center;
    • Yekaterinburg Gallery of Modern Art;
    • Sviter Street Art Gallery;
    • Ural Vision Gallery;
    Art universities:
    • Yekaterinburg State Theatre Institute;
    • Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts;
    • Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory;
    • Yekaterinburg Academy of Modern Art.
    Festivals of Contemporary Art:
    • Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art;
    • Eurasian Festival of Contemporary Art;
    • Bazhov-fest;
    • Stenografia street art and graffiti festival;
    • Ne Temno light festival.
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    Ural Federal District

    1 818 497.00 km²

    Area

    12 308 103

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    112

    Cities

    Nizhny Tagil

    1 722

    Established

    297.47 km²

    Area

    356 288

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts;
    • Artists’ House Art Center;
    • Stepan Kubiv Gallery .
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • SPACE PLACE Gallery;
    • Yaitso Art Space .
    Art colleges:
    • Faculty of Arts and Graphics of Nizhny Tagil State Social Pedagogical Academy .
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    The Central Federal District

    650 205.00 km²

    Area

    39 104 319

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    310

    Cities

    Tula

    1 146

    Established

    1 495.56 km²

    Area

    5 516

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Tula Regional Art Museum.
    Museums and galleries of contemporary art:
    • Department of Contemporary Art of Tula Regional Art Museum.
    Art universities:
    • Tula branch of the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts;
    • Tula State Pedagogical University named after Leo Tolstoy;
    • Tula State University.
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    The Central Federal District

    650 205.00 km²

    Area

    39 104 319

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    310

    Cities

    Yaroslavl

    1 010

    Established

    205.80 km²

    Area

    606 703

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Yaroslavl State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve;
    • Yaroslavl Art Museum.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Dom Muz Museum of Contemporary Art;
    • TEXTIL Cultural Center;
    • Teplo Art Space.
    Art universities:
    • Yaroslavl State Theatre Institute.
    Festivals of contemporary art:
    • Others Art Project;
    • Art Non-Stop Festival;
    • Art of Movement Festival.
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    The Central Federal District

    650 205.00 km²

    Area

    39 104 319

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    310

    Cities

    Kaluga

    1 371

    Established

    170.50 km²

    Area

    341 986

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts;
    • Image Regional Art Gallery;
    • Bereginya Museum of Puppets.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Nikola-Lenivets Art Park in the Kaluga region.
    Art universities:
    • Kaluga Regional College of Culture and Arts.
    Festivals of Contemporary Art:
    • Tsiolkovsky Fest;
    • Archstoyanie Land Art Festival and New Media Night at Nikola-Lenivets Art Park.
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    The Central Federal District

    650 205.00 km²

    Area

    39 104 319

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    310

    Cities

    Voronezh

    1 586

    Established

    596.51 km²

    Area

    1 032 382

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Kramskoy Regional Art Museum.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art;
    • HLAM Gallery.
    Art universities:
    • Voronezh State Institute of Arts.
    Festivals of Contemporary Art:
    • Open! Festival;
    • Chernozem Festival;
    • Platonov Arts Festival.
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    The Central Federal District

    650 205.00 km²

    Area

    39 104 319

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    310

    Cities

    Moscow

    The capital of the Russian Federation, the most populous city in the country.

    1 147

    Established

    2 561.50 km²

    Area

    12 330 126

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • in Moscow, there are more than 400 public and private museums. Among the major art museums of the capital are the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Moscow Museum of Modern Art;
    • Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow;
    • National Center for Contemporary Arts;
    • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art;
    • Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art.
    Art universities:
    • Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry;
    • Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute;
    • Moscow Institute of Architecture;
    • Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography;
    • Baza Institute;
    • Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art;
    • Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia;
    • British Higher School of Design;
    • Higher School of Economics;
    • History of Art Faculty of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
    Festivals of Contemporary Art:
    • Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art;
    • Moscow International Biennale for Young Art;
    • Fashion and Style in Photography Festival;
    • Photo Biennale.
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    The Central Federal District

    650 205.00 km²

    Area

    39 104 319

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    310

    Cities

    Zelenograd

    One of the twelve administrative districts of Moscow.

    1 958

    Established

    37.20 km²

    Area

    237 897

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

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    Volga Federal District

    1 036 975.00 km²

    Area

    29 673 644

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    191

    Cities

    Izhevsk

    Capital of the Udmurt Republic.

    1 760

    Established

    315.15 km²

    Area

    643 496

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Udmurt Republican Museum of Fine Arts;
    • National Center for Arts and Crafts of the Udmurt Republic;
    • Exhibition Hall of the Artists Union of the Udmurt Republic.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Gallery Exhibition Center;
    • Creative Dacha Gallery.
    Arts universities:
    • Udmurt Republican Institute of Design.
    Festivals of Contemporary Art:
    • Open City Festival of Contemporary Culture;
    • Izhevsk Intervention Festival of Street Art.
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    Volga Federal District

    1 036 975.00 km²

    Area

    29 673 644

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    191

    Cities

    Saratov

    1 590

    Established

    394.00 km²

    Area

    843 460

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Saratov State Art Museum;
    • Phoenix 94 Art Gallery.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • IMHO Gallery;
    • MoreART Gallery.
    Arts universities:
    • Saratov State Conservatory.
    Festival of contemporary art:
    • Art-Saratov;
    • Territory MoreART;
    • Folk Festival of Contemporary Art.
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    Volga Federal District

    1 036 975.00 km²

    Area

    29 673 644

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    191

    Cities

    Nizhny Novgorod

    The administrative center of the Volga Federal District.

    1 221

    Established

    466.50 km²

    Area

    1 266 871

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    умеренно-континентальный

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum;
    • Russian Museum of Photography;
    • Nizhny Novgorod State Exhibition Complex;
    • Museum of Russian Applied Art;
    • Russian Century Art Gallery.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Volga-Vyatka Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts;
    • Futuro Gallery;
    • Sense Gallery.
    Arts universities:
    • Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory.
    Festivals of contemporary art:
    • Spam-fest;
    • Vasari Festival of Art Texts.
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    Volga Federal District

    1 036 975.00 km²

    Area

    29 673 644

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    191

    Cities

    Penza

    1 663

    Established

    305.10 km²

    Area

    524 632

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Penza Regional Art Gallery;
    • Penza Folk Museum;
    • Myasnikov Museum of One Painting.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Penza Regional Center for Modern Art and Culture;
    • Art-Penza Gallery;
    • Art gallery 58.
    Festivals of contemporary art:
    • International Festival of Contemporary Art and Creative Technology;
    • Legend sculpture park, Penza Region.
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    Volga Federal District

    1 036 975.00 km²

    Area

    29 673 644

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    191

    Cities

    Togliatti

    1 737

    Established

    314.78 km²

    Area

    712 619

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Togliatti Art Museum;
    • Kaleidoscope Cultural and Exhibition Center;
    • House of the Nine Gallery.
    Arts universities:
    • Togliatti Conservatory.
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    Volga Federal District

    1 036 975.00 km²

    Area

    29 673 644

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    191

    Cities

    Samara

    1 586

    Established

    382.00 km²

    Area

    1 170 910

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Samara Regional Art Museum;
    • Children's Art Gallery Municipal Museum;
    • Exhibition Hall of the Artists Union;
    • Maria Gallery;
    • Babylon Gallery;
    • Art-portal Gallery.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Mid-Volga Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts;
    • Art Center exhibition space;
    • Victoria Gallery;
    • Art Propaganda Gallery.
    Arts universities:
    • Samara State Institute of Culture.
    Festivals of contemporary art:
    • Street as Museum;
    • Museum as Street festival;
    • Art Storm;
    • Shiryaevo Biennale of Contemporary Art.
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    Northwestern Federal District

    1 686 968.00 km²

    Area

    13 853 694

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    152

    Cities

    Kaliningrad

    1 255

    Established

    223.00 km²

    Area

    459 560

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

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    Northwestern Federal District

    1 686 968.00 km²

    Area

    13 853 694

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    152

    Cities

    Petrozavodsk

    The capital and largest city of the Republic of Karelia.

    1 703

    Established

    135.00 km²

    Area

    277 111

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

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    Northwestern Federal District

    1 686 968.00 km²

    Area

    13 853 694

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    152

    Cities

    St. Petersburg

    The second largest city in Russia, administrative center of the North-West Federal District.

    1 703

    Established

    1 439.00 km²

    Area

    5 225 690

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

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    North Caucasus Federal District

    170 439.00 km²

    Area

    9 718 001

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    56

    Cities

    Stavropol

    1 777

    Established

    171.70 km²

    Area

    429 571

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

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    North Caucasus Federal District

    170 439.00 km²

    Area

    9 718 001

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    56

    Cities

    Cherkessk

    The capital of Karachay-Cherkess Republic

    1 825

    Established

    69.80 km²

    Area

    123 128

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

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    North Caucasus Federal District

    170 439.00 km²

    Area

    9 718 001

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    56

    Cities

    Nalchik

    The capital of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic

    1 724

    Established

    67.00 km²

    Area

    239 040

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Subtropical

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    North Caucasus Federal District

    170 439.00 km²

    Area

    9 718 001

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    56

    Cities

    Vladikavkaz

    The capital of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania

    1 784

    Established

    291.00 km²

    Area

    307 478

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Subtropical

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    North Caucasus Federal District

    170 439.00 km²

    Area

    9 718 001

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    56

    Cities

    Grozny

    The capital of the Chechen Republic

    1 818

    Established

    324.16 km²

    Area

    287 410

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

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    North Caucasus Federal District

    170 439.00 km²

    Area

    9 718 001

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    56

    Cities

    Makhachkala

    The capital of the Republic of Dagestan, the largest city in the North Caucasus Federal District.

    1 844

    Established

    468.13 km²

    Area

    587 876

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

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    Southern Federal District

    447 821.00 km²

    Area

    16 367 949

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    79

    Cities

    Rostov-on-Don

    The largest city in southern Russia, the administrative center of the Southern Federal District.

    1 749

    Established

    348.50 km²

    Area

    1 119 875

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Museum of Modern Art on Dmitrov;
    • MAKARONKA Art Center;
    • 16th Line Gallery.
    Art universities:
    • Rostov State Rachmaninov Conservatory.
    Festivals of Contemporary Art:
    • Territory of Joint Actions International Festival of Contemporary Art;
    • Makaronnaya Fabrika Festival of Street Art.
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    Southern Federal District

    447 821.00 km²

    Area

    16 367 949

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    79

    Cities

    Volgograd

    1 589

    Established

    859.35 km²

    Area

    1 016 137

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental

    Art museums, galleries and exhibition halls:
    • Mashkov Museum of Fine Arts;
    • Volgograd Regional Children's Art Gallery;
    • MBU Exhibition Hall (former Exhibition Hall of the Volgograd Branch of the Artists Union);
    • Museum and Exhibition Center of the Krasnoarmeisky District of Volgograd;
    • Chernoskutov (Volzhsky) Exhibition Hall.
    Museums and galleries of contemporary art:
    • SHTO artist-run space.
    Art education:
    • Volgograd State Institute of Arts and Culture;
    • Serebryakov Volgograd Conservatory;
    • Institute of Architecture and Construction of the Volgograd State Polytechnic University;
    • Institute of Art Education of the Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University.
    Фестивали современного искусства:
    • Decade of Public Art.
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    Southern Federal District

    447 821.00 km²

    Area

    16 367 949

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    79

    Cities

    Krasnodar

    The administrative center of the Kuban geographical region

    1 793

    Established

    339.31 km²

    Area

    853 848

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    continental/subtropical

    Art museums, galleries and exhibition halls:
    • Kovalenko Regional Art Museum;
    • Krasnodar Regional Exhibition Hall of Fine Arts;
    • Larina Gallery;
    • Santal Gallery;
    • Rafael Gallery.
    Museums and galleries of contemporary art:
    • Typography Center for Contemporary Art;
    • RedGift Gallery;
    • Gluck Gallery;
    • Art Union Gallery;
    • Espectro Gallery of Photography;
    • Na Kulichkah Gallery and School;
    • Cicada Gallery of Contemporary Art.
    Art education:
    • Krasnodar State Institute of Culture;
    • Krasnodar Art College;
    • Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art (KISI).
    Festivals of contemporary art:
    • MOZHET! Independent Contemporary Art Festival;
    • PhotoVisa International Photo Festival.
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    Southern Federal District

    447 821.00 km²

    Area

    16 367 949

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    79

    Cities

    Simferopol

    The capital of the Republic of Crimea.

    1 784

    Established

    107.41 km²

    Area

    336 460

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Mediterranean

    Art museums, galleries and exhibition halls:
    • Simferopol Art Museum;
    • Crimean Art Gallery.
    Museums and galleries of contemporary art:
    • LukasGallery Online Galley of Contemporary Art;
    • Nepravelny Prikus Art Club;
    • ArtPlatz Project.
    Art education:
    • Samokish Crimean Art College.
    Festivals of Contemporary Art:
    • Welcome to Crimea Festival of Contemporary Dance;
    • We are Youth Festival;
    • Bereg Art Residence in Yuzhny.
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    Southern Federal District

    447 821.00 km²

    Area

    16 367 949

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)

    79

    Cities

    Sevastopol

    1 783

    Established

    863.60 km²

    Area

    416 263

    Population (Russian Statistics Service Rosstat, January 1, 2016)
    Climate

    Mediterranean

    Art museums, galleries, and exhibition halls:
    • Kroshitsky Sevastopol Art Museum;
    • Art Boulevard Art Gallery.
    Contemporary art museums and galleries:
    • Green Pyramid Gallery.
    Art colleges:
    • Vladimir Boichenko Academy of Abstractionism.
    Festivals of contemporary art:
    • Antika and Avant-Garde International Festival;
    • POETRY + DESIGN Festival of Poster Art;
    • Podufaly Biennale of Watercolors.
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    RESEARCH
    This section of the website is under continuous development. Click below for the current published texts about the art scene in each region, written by the Triennial curators after their research.
    Research
    This section of the website is under continuous development. Click below for the current published texts about the art scene in each region, written by the Triennial curators after their research.
    Far Eastern Federal District
    Anadyr Khabarovsk Vladivostok Yakutsk
    North Caucasus Federal District
    Cherkessk Grozny Makhachkala Nalchik Stavropol Vladikavkaz
    Northwestern Federal District
    Kaliningrad Petrozavodsk St. Petersburg
    Siberian Federal District
    Barnaul Krasnoyarsk Novosibirsk Omsk Tomsk
    Southern Federal District
    Krasnodar Rostov-on-Don Sevastopol Simferopol Volgograd
    The Central Federal District
    Kaluga Moscow Tula Voronezh Yaroslavl Zelenograd
    Ural Federal District
    Chelyabinsk Nizhny Tagil Yekaterinburg
    Volga Federal District
    Izhevsk Nizhny Novgorod Penza Samara Saratov Togliatti
    Vladivostok Anadyr Khabarovsk Yakutsk Krasnodar Kaliningrad Krasnoyarsk Tomsk Barnaul Novosibirsk Omsk Chelyabinsk Izhevsk Samara Petrozavodsk Yaroslavl St. Petersburg Moscow Volgograd Zelenograd Tula Sevastopol Kaluga Cherkessk Nalchik Nizhny Novgorod Simferopol Voronezh Stavropol Yekaterinburg Nizhny Tagil Togliatti Penza Saratov Rostov-on-Don Grozny Vladikavkaz Makhachkala
    The Russian Far East

    The art scene of the Russian Far East is shaped by the region’s remoteness from the “mainland,” as local people call the rest of Russia, and its proximity to China, Korea, Japan, and the US. The Far East Federal District is the largest of Russia’s eight federal districts, but the least populated. We traveled to Vladivostok and Anadyr, in the south and the north of the region respectively. We also spoke with street artists Nikita Nevsky and Denis Litvikh from Khabarovsk, to whom we were introduced by local fashion and culture journalist Inna Unterberg. In Moscow we met Ksenia Kudrina, an artist from Yakutsk who lives and works in the capital.

    The art scene of the Russian Far East is shaped by the region’s remoteness from the “mainland,” as local people call the rest of Russia, and its proximity to China, Korea, Japan, and the US.
    Courtesy of Triennial curators

    VLADIVOSTOK

    Vladivostok (pop. 606,000), the capital of Primorsky krai (territory), is the largest city in the Far East Federal District. It is home to the Russian Pacific Fleet. This multicultural city’s proximity to Japan, China, and Korea and distance from Moscow means that the population is outward-looking. Locals tell us that Vladivostok has a lively cultural scene. On a tour through the Arsenyev Primorsky Krai Museum we heard the phrase “Primorsky krai is a finger probing Asia.” A look at the map shows this to be the case, at least cartographically. The part of the museum’s permanent exhibition title Eleanor Pray: Letters from Vladivostok, a Russian-American project based on real documents—16,000 letters written by American Eleanor Lord Pray during the 36 years she lived in the city—draws crowds.

    Courtesy of Triennial curators

    Much of the graffiti in the streets is linked to the sea in one way or another. There is a strong demand for realistic art from Chinese buyers and most local artists are engaged in making traditional landscapes to cater to this audience. Contemporary art is a lot more difficult to sell, meaning that many young artists do not see the relevance of this practice.

    That notwithstanding, the non-profit Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art, founded and managed by curator and art manager Yana Gaponenko, offers courses for artists, curators, and art critics. Most of the tuition fee paid by students covers teachers’ salaries. In addition to running courses, the school organizes regular apartment exhibitions and open lectures. The school has no premises of its own, so classes are often held at the Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, one of the city’s most important art venues. Zarya’s activies include artist residencies, exhibitions, educational events, and research. The research project and exhibition Rebels at the Edge: Contemporary Art in Vladivostok, 1960s–2000s (2015) was organized in partnership with Arka Gallery of Contemporary Art, the Primorye State Picture Gallery, and the Artetage Museum of Contemporary Art. It aimed to show how postwar artists in Vladivostok abandoned formal trends and developed critical stances. The work of over twenty artists was exhibited and published in the catalogue. Notable artists of the older generation include Alexander Kiryakhno, Ilias Zinatulin, Viktor Serov, and Vladimir Pogrebnyak.

    Courtesy of Triennial curators

    The younger generation consists primarily of street artists, a situation similar to that in Khabarovsk, as we were advised by contacts there. Artist Pavel Shugurov launched a major public art project called 33+1. It is an “association” of 33 imaginary artists from various Russian cities. Each of them has a CV and a portfolio. Many of the artists engage in street art. A former Head of Urban Design at Vladivostok City Hall, Shugurov made a great effort to turn graffiti into a legal art form. Artists received municipal commissions for transforming urban spaces and creating public art objects. Shugurov worked on decorating and lighting city districts, as well as opposing street advertising, and this led to the founding of the “group” 33+1, which has only one real member. Shugurov prefers to present his work using figures from his imagination. The participants of Rebels at the Edge include two “artists” from 33 + 1 rather than Shugurov himself, and they showed two very different projects: plein air painting and street actions. Artist Kirill Kryuchkov collaborates with 33+1. His works are minimalistic, employing bright colors and geometric forms. Kryuchkov also works to popularize graffiti and public art. Thanks to him, local artists have begun to paint walls with brushes rather than spray cans. According to Kryuchkov, public art should not be aggressive or destructive, and artists should try to convince as many people as possible to join them.

    Pavel Shugurov

    From these examples we can see that many in the Vladivostok art community are focused on creating associations which aim to overcome the sense of isolation arising from the city’s geographical location far from the Russian capital. Some artists deliberately choose a humorous approach. Alexey Krutkin (Melky) makes mini-objects from small toys such as those from Kinder Surprise eggs, which he arranges in fantastic compositions and gives titles that ironically allude to the local context, mass culture images, or activist movements. He also makes fake Vladivostok tourist souvenirs. One of his images, Seagull Stas, has become an unofficial symbol of the city.

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    Contemporary art exists in Vladivostok thanks to enthusiasts. They include Vera Glazkova, curator of the project Rebels at the Edge and founder of Arka Gallery, the city’s first international gallery of contemporary art. For over 20 years she has supported Vladivostok artists by organizing exhibitions and creating opportunities. Another major contributor is Alexander Gorodny, founder of Artetage Museum of Contemporary Art. He has amassed a unique collection of contemporary art from the Primorsky and neighboring regions. Gorodny donated his collection to the city and it now forms the basis of Vladivostok Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened in the summer of 2016.

    ANADYR

    Anadyr is the capital of the Chukotka Autonomous District and one of the most northerly cities in the world. In 2013, it hosted the Festival of Contemporary Culture, organized by Garage. The city is marked by emigration. A survey conducted in local public and vocational schools by a team from Garage showed that local inhabitants make plans at an early age to leave Anadyr for cities in the European part of Russia such as Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg. Of those who leave, few ever return. Anadyr is located in the permafrost zone and artistic life remains in an embryonic state, limited to the children’s art school and occasional events at the House of Culture.

    In this context, the work of amateur sculptor Yuri Dunaev, who lives in a dying village on Cape Schmidt, is particularly impressive. From childhood, Dunaev dreamt of airplanes and later studied to become an air traffic controller. After living in different parts of the Soviet Union, he was sent to Cape Schmidt, where he finally began to work in the field of his choice. Realizing that the tip of Chukotka is the only part of Russia which lies in the Western Hemisphere, he made a monument to the 180th meridian, which divides the Western and Eastern Hemispheres, using a crowbar. For his monument to James Cook, Dunaev welded together shovels and a snow plow, flanking them with anchors. He has erected monuments to a number of people, including the American pilots Ben Eielson and Earl Borland, who died in an air crash, and the explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. Dunayev's somewhat naive manner is wholly compensated by the scale and texture of his sculptures and by the context of the territory where his monuments are placed.

    KHABAROVSK

    Street artist Nikita Nevsky originally wanted to emigrate to the West. He studied art in the Czech Republic for a while, but decided to return to his home city of Khabarovsk, something he says rarely happens once people leave. He told us that graffiti is the only means of self-expression in Khabarovsk and that other (institutional) possibilities are entirely lacking. Walls, a territory devoid of context, are used by Nevsky and his friends (such as Nikita Stoprotsentov) to build spaces of freedom. Strange though it may seem, Nevsky’s works can be easily transferred to canvas and paper. Nevertheless, he does not try to sell them, simply giving them away to friends. Like other Khabarovsk street artists, Denis Litvikh has to combine art with a day job in order to survive. His work is also connected with the city’s walls, although he sometimes uses fiberboard instead. He says that local people do not always understand his work, sometimes referring to it as trash. Litvikh compares the situation in Khabarovsk unfavorably with that in Vladivostok.

    The Garages loft project — a creative space within a shopping mall — is largely inspired by Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow. It is due for completion in 2019 and is eagerly awaited by the local art community.

    YAKUTSK

    Ksenia Kudrina is an artist from Yakutsk who is now based in Moscow, but tries to keep in touch with her native region. Her work makes use of the archetypical symbols of the Yakut people, which are subconsciously part of her worldview. Kudrina reinterprets them, attempting to identify forms relevant to the modern world and to preserve and popularize her culture, which can easily get lost in the incessant flow of information.