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April 12   -   ArtsJournal: music

Masterpieces In Russian Regional Museums Literally Left Out In The Cold, Displaced By Patriotic Putin Project

"The displays are inspired by an annually updated exhibition called Russia - My History, which was launched in 2013 by Tikhon Shevkunov, a Russian Orthodox bishop who is reportedly close to President Putin. ... The presentation is meant to encourage patriotism by offering positive interpretations of Russian and Soviet history. Ivan the Terrible's bad reputation is presented as a product of Western fake news, for example, and Stalin is credited with restoring the Russian empire."

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