A Russian focus today presented by Anna McNamee.
Following an acid attack on its director, the Russian ballet company the Bolshoi is in danger of gaining a reputation for intrigue. The Russian cultural commentator Konstantin Von Eggert tells us more.
Arguably Russia's greatest living writer Mikhail Shishkin talks about his latest book The Light and the Dark (original title - Pismovnik) which deals with love, death and time.
The Rite of Spring
In the centenary year of the first performance of Stravinsky’s masterpiece, we recall the uproar the Nijinsky-Diaghilev ballet caused at its first performance in Paris in 1913.
Image: Inside the Bolshoi Theatre