‘They will destroy you’: in Putin’s Russia, how far can an artist go?

Published: 17/01/2020
‘They will destroy you’: in Putin’s Russia, how far can an artist go?
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

A decade ago, a new spirit of tolerance of the avant garde blossomed in Russia. But these days, it’s impossible to know where the lines are – as the country’s most celebrated director discovered to his cost. By Joshua Yaffa One Saturday evening in December 2017, as it has regularly for nearly 200 years, the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre, draped by its famous scarlet-and-gold curtain, featured the l

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