Art and antiques

Going once, going twice… Sold! Crisis or not, the subject of fine arts and antiques in Russia gains more worldwide media coverage each year. On this week’s arts and culture program, Martyn Andrews visits the Volkhonka Fine Arts centre – the largest of its kind in Russia - and then moves to the famous Izmailovsky Antique Market to the east of Moscow. From kitsch retro toys to Soviet silverware – you’ll be fascinated by the range of Russian bargains you can get!