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Today 18:20Russia's Oscar hopeful gains attention as US ties worsen    ( Virginian-Pilot )
MOSCOW (AP) — For the second time in four years, Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev is on the shortlist for a foreign-film Oscar, this time for "Loveless ... Zvyagintsev cites Pushkin, Tolstoy and particularly Dostoevsky as key influences, speaking with passion about Dostoevsky's ability "to go right to the ...
02/20/2018 17:55From Russia with love: Moscow's Vakhtangov Theatre comes to the Barbican    ( Evening Standard )
The Vakhtangov has 57 shows in slow rotation, including works by Beaumarchais, Zweig, Racine and Brecht as well as Chekhov, Pushkin, Gogol and so on. Smile Upon Us, Lord, joined the repertory four years ago, and Tuminas, who has been in his post for 10 years, mounted a version of the story at ...
02/10/2018 09:50Boris Groys and Cai Guo-Qiang: A Conversation from a Studio Visit    ( E-Flux )
My approaches for the Prado exhibition versus the Pushkin are very different. At the Prado, what I am faced with is the history of painting, its glory, the old masters, and the challenges that painting faces today. In Russia, on the other hand, and especially upon the centenary of the October Revolution, I am ...
02/04/2018 00:00The Russian who fell in love with Malaysia… and became a writer in Malay    ( Malay Mail )
The native of Orenburg in Russia eventually found himself sent to a village in Pahang with several other students to complement his studies in the Malay ... Fenomena Keperibadian Mahathir, Pantun Melayu di Rusia and Penyair Agung Rusia Pushkin dan Dunia Timur already being established titles.
02/03/2018 15:05The Russian who fell in love with Malaysia… and became a writer in Malay    ( Yahoo Singapore News )
That is something quite different as smiling at strangers in Russia can be taken to mean that you are behaving oddly,” he said, laughing. ... works including Fenomena Keperibadian Mahathir, Pantun Melayu di Rusia and Penyair Agung Rusia Pushkin dan Dunia Timur already being established titles.
02/02/2018 20:50EXCLUSIVE: McMafia Stereotypes & Huge Opportunities - Tory MP on Russia-UK Links    ( Sputnik International )
I have been to the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, to which some of the greatest British works of art have been lent. We should try to encourage such exchange until we can rectify the difficulties in the political domain. Sputnik: What is the role of the Russian community in the UK? Daniel Kawczynski: We ...
02/02/2018 12:15Navalny Launches 'Voters' Strikes' Across Russia    ( The Jamestown Foundation )
... led by Navalny himself, gathered on Pushkin Square around 2:00 pm, surrounded by a crowd of journalists. They proceeded to march down to Manezh Square, in front of the Kremlin, although the authorities had closed it in anticipation of Navalny's protest. The Moscow protestors chanted: “Russia will ...
02/02/2018 02:55How Alexander Pushkin Was Inspired By His African Heritage    ( JSTOR Daily )
Alexander Pushkin is known as the quintessential Russian writer. What many readers don't know is that he took particular inspiration from his African great-grandfather, General Abraham Petrovitch Gannibal. According to Anne Lounsbery, a scholar of Russian Literature, “Boyar credentials, African ...
02/01/2018 09:45Western leaders shouldn't recognize Russia's sham election    ( Washington Post )
The U.S. response to Russia's 2012 election was very different. I will never forget it, not least because of the timing. On March 5, the day after the election, tens of thousands of people gathered in Pushkin Square in Moscow, a couple of miles from the Kremlin, to denounce a manipulated vote that secured ...
01/30/2018 07:00Russia accuses US of election interference    (Virginian-Pilot)
Associates of Russian opposition leader held over protest - Virginian-Pilot
01/26/2018 06:55Russia's Geropharm to invest $60 million in insulin production in Russia    ( The Pharma Letter )
Geropharm, one of Russia's leading insulin producers, to invest 2 billion roubles ($35.3 million) in the establishment of insulin production in the city of Pushkin of the St Petersburg region of Russia, reports The Pharma Letter's local correspondent. The project involves full-cycle production of insulin and ...
01/18/2018 06:50Little Hope for “Little Russia”    ( The American Interest )
The fitting and natural remedy for this historic injustice is to restore the lost unity in accordance with Pushkin's famous dictum about “all Slavic rivers flowing together into a Russian sea.” It is therefore incumbent upon Ukrainians to abandon ukrainstvo (the concept of Ukrainian nationhood) and embrace ...
01/13/2018 15:10World Medals Give Yeryomina 'Confidence In Myself And My Strengths'    ( International GYMNAST Magazine Online )
The January/February 2018 issue of International Gymnast magazine includes a four-page feature on Russia's Yelena Yeryomina, who says that ... with the best gymnasts in the world," says Yeryomina, who trains under coaches Vera Kiryashova and Alexander Kiryashov in Pushkin, Saint Petersburg.
01/13/2018 15:10When the Soviet Union Paid Pepsi in Warships    ( Atlas Obscura )
But their pioneering luster has faded. It didn't help that Pepsi had been around for so long that other sodas seemed novel by comparison. After only a few years, Coke beat out Pepsi as Russia's most popular cola. And in 2013, even the billboards over Pushkin Square came down. Maybe Pepsi should ...
01/03/2018 14:55Russia: Reflections on Revolutionary Aesthetics, Street Art and Marina Abramović    ( HuffPost )
Nevertheless, Moscow's Pushkin Museum put on a show last year featuring Soviet avant-garde art, and at long last the Hermitage Museum, located in St. Petersburg, also curated a revolution-themed exhibit. Oddly enough, however, administrators had to be prodded into holding the show, which is ...
01/03/2018 14:55A Diary From Inside the Gulag Meets Evil with Lightness    ( New York Times )
The exhibition arrives as Russia stands at a crossroads in its attitude toward the darker reaches of its recent history. The government just unveiled the ... The diary frequently references Russian literature, including the poets Pushkin and Lermontov, as well as Latin axioms. The title of the diary, “Work and ...
01/01/2018 15:05BOOK REVIEW: In 'Collusion' Guardian reporter makes case for Russian manipulation of Trump    ( )
There's only one hint: Lined up near the director's desk are nesting Russian dolls or matryoshki. A symbol from Moscow. They feature Russia's great nineteenth-century writers: Tolstoy, Gogol, Lermontov, Pushkin …” Much like the best mystery writers, by page 5 Harding had me hooked. But even better ...
12/27/2017 22:50Ending the Year on a High Note    ( The Moscow Times )
... as well as day planners and diaries in French, Italian, English and, of course, Russian. Beware, though: the imported planners have import-high prices. Both the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts sell wall calendars showcasing their collections — good for your office and for gifts.
12/23/2017 23:05Milke: Even the wise words of poets can't take the chill off a cold winter's day    ( Calgary Herald )
The Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin had a short but productive writing life; he arrived in this world in 1799 and left it in 1837. While around, Pushkin placed autumn in a more proper context, as the precursor to the inevitable harsh winter that rolls in, in Russia's case, from Siberia. “A tedious season they ...
12/20/2017 14:55More Young Russians Discover Rap As A Form Of Self-Expression    ( WUNC )
NPR's Lucian Kim reports on Russian rap. LUCIAN KIM, BYLINE: Russian poetry has come a long way. This is a country that has long revered its 19th-century poet Alexander Pushkin. But if you ask young Russians what excites them, they'll rattle off names like Johnyboy, MC Moonstar and, of course ...


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