Akram Khan’s latest work iTMOi (In the Mind of Igor) will travel to Russia as part of the programme; photo © J Louis Fernandez
2014 is the UK-Russia Year of Culture, a great opportunity for the two countries to come together and find out about each other's cultures outside the media. Our director in Russia, Paul de Quincey, explains the relationship and why we have reason to look up.
Some of the things you can do as an international scientist is study luminescence in sea creatures and dance with Moscow ballerinas. Photo by TimOve on Flickr under Creative Commons
As a scientist, you have to travel and co-operate world-wide, says Professor David Phillips CBE. Here, he recounts how he made friends with Soviet scientists and authorities when he went on a year-long fellowship to Moscow as a young man. He presented this story at a British Council session during the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) last week.
What ideas would architects concoct with no restrictions? Our Paper Salon turned up a few imaginative solutions. (Image credit: Ross Anderson)
What's the point of designing buildings that may never be built? The British Council's Alastair Donald explains the value of 'paper architecture' after our recent Paper Salon in London, part of the Venice Takeaway exhibition.
Paul de Quincey, country director of British Council Russia, writes about how the UK/Russia Year of Culture in 2014 came about and what the year means for UK-Russia relations.
The UK continues to connect with Russia: the arrival of a Yuri Gagarin statue at the Royal Observatory, an exhibition celebrating 500 years of UK-Russia exchange and a year of cultural activities in 2014. Our Russia director Paul de Quincey provides an update.