As Antony Gormley’s new exhibition, Still Standing, opens at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Paul de Quincey, British Council Director Russia, blogs from the press conference.

On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the first manned space flight, Elena Gagarina, Yuri Gagarin's elder daughter, gives an extremely rare interview to Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts at the British Council, about the private life of her father, the first man in space.