Art gallery director Zelfira Tregulova (file photo)
The head of Moscow’s state-run Tretyakov Gallery Arts Museum, Zelfira Tregulova, has left her post amid accusations of "nonpatriotism." The Culture Ministry said Tregulova's contract had expired and the museum will now be led by Yelena Pronicheva, the daughter of the former deputy chief of the Federal Security Service, Vladimir Pronichev. Tregulova has faced pressure after the cancellation of an exhibition over its “patriotic content.” The works were by artists from parts of Ukraine's eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, which are controlled by Russia-backed separatists. The gallery is considered to be the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here .