Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2022

In Osteuropa 4-5/2022

“You have to be on your country’s side”
Hermitage Director Mikhail Piotrovskii in Conversation


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For many years, Mikhail Piotrovskij, director of the Hermitage Museum, was a central figure in German-Russian and European museum cooperation. Today, he sees Russia as culturally on the rise, calls exhibitions “special operations”, and would like the muses to voice their support for the cannons. Piotrovskii also takes up clear positions on the return of looted cultural property. Documentation of an interview with the museum director conducted by the state newspaper Rossiiskaia Gazeta.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2022, pp. 49–58)