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Chechnya’s leader ready to organize Finnish reporter’s trip at Russian diplomat’s request

During Wednesday’s press briefing, Maria Zakharova called on Kadyrov to organize a trip to the republic for the Finnish reporter interested in alleged persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov will organize a trip to his homeland for the Finnish reporter who asked Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova a question about…

Mayor stresses most residents support Moscow’s

Mayor stresses most residents support Moscow’s renovation program

In 2017, Vladimir Putin has ordered Moscow mayor Sobyanin to tear down the so-called ‘Khrushchevki’ – five-story apartment blocks – constructed in the 1950s and 1960s under Soviet leader Khrushchev Most residents of Soviet-era low-rise apartment blocks set to be demolished in Moscow over the next 10-15 years support the city’s so-called renovation program, the…


Khvorostovsky’s friend refutes media allegations about his hospitalization

“Here he is sitting next to me, laughing,” lawyer Pavel Astakhov told Media reports alleging that world-acclaimed Russian opera singer Dmitri Khvoroskovsky has been taken to hospital are not true, Khvorostovsky’s friend, lawyer Pavel Astakhov told TASS on Sunday. Earlier, the mass media said that Khvorostovsky had been taken in a hospital in Moscow. Astakhov,…

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Kantemir Balagov’s “Closeness” gets Cannes Festival’s International Critics’ Prize

“Closeness,” a debut of 26-year-old Balagov, is set in 1998 in the director’s home city of Nalchik “Closeness” by Russian film director Kantemir Balagov, along with Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” and Pedro Pinho’s “The Nothing Factory,” won International Critics’ Prizes at the Cannes Festival on Saturday. The FIPRESCI Jury awarded three prizes: two…