The case was instituted over the group’s illegal business operations and extremism A district court in St Petersburg on Wednesday put to custody Anastasia Terentyeva, the first individual involved in the case of the religious group calling itself the Scientology Church of St. Petersburg, a TASS reporter said in a dispatch from the courtroom. The…Details
Mndoyants, the winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Competition, will perform classical material, as well as his own works Moscow pianist, composer and teacher at the Moscow Conservatory Nikita Mndoyants is set to debut on the Carnegie Hall stage on Wednesday, the musician told TASS ahead of the performance. Mndoyants, the winner of the 2016…Details
The sales were led by two works by the Russian landscape painter Isaak Levitan Sotheby’s Russian Art Sales in London yielded a total of 12.1 million British pounds ($15.6 million at the current exchange rate) on Tuesday, posting a 73-percent increase on the equivalent sales in London last year, the auction house said in a…Details
As Russian art sales week is underway in London, TASS recalls the most expensive paintings by Russian artists ever sold at auctions A Russian art sales week kicked off in London on June 5. Sotheby´s, Christie´s and MacDougall auction houses offer paintings and works of art by leading Russian artists. The auction houses feature the…Details
“Preventive measures against some of them are under review, but they haven’t been detained yet,” the press service of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region FSB branch said Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has established key figures in its case regarding illegal business practices by the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg, the press service…Details
Iggy Pop last visited Russia in 2010 Legendary American rock singer Iggy Pop will put on a concert at Moscow’s Stadium club on October 19, the organizers’ press service said. The rock star, who turned 70 on April 21, is celebrating his anniversary with a lengthy tour. In the near future he is expected to…Details
The Russian senate speaker says this very serious, as the number of Russian-speaking people in the world had significantly declined since the end of the 20th century Attempts to force the Russian language out of some of the former Soviet states cause concern, Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said addressing…Details
Aleksandr Sokurov has been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award The European Film Academy has presented Russian film director Aleksandr Sokurov with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the academy reported today. “On the occasion of this year’s 30th European Film Awards (EFAs) and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European…Details
See the selection of Russia’s natural wonders worth visiting as World Environment Day is observed on June 5 World Environment Day is observed on June 5 annually. It was designated by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to encourage awareness and action to protect the environment. The theme of this years’ Word Environment Day is…Details
21 young performers took place at the final qualification Thirteen-year old Polina Bogusevich from Moscow will represent Russia this year at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to take place in Georgia this fall, press service of Artek international children’s center said on Saturday. “Polina Bogusevich will represent Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in…Details
Acclaimed Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica was injured in a car accident on a highway linking Belgrade and the city of Cacak, the Serbian edition of Switzerland’s Blic tabloid reported.
According to the paper, the filmmaker’s car swerved from the road.
Kusturica and his driver received first aid on site and were hospitalized.
The axes belonged to an ancient tribe that lived in the European part of Russia during the Bronze Age Stone axes from as far back as the Bronze Age have been discovered during the construction of Zaryadie Park in downtown Moscow, the capital’s city hall said in a statement on Thursday. “Both axes are made…Details
Russia’s Pension Fund is not currently considering the possibility to increase the retirement age Russia’s Pension Fund is not currently considering the possibility to increase the retirement age for both men and women in the next three years, the Fund’s head Anton Drozdov told TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum…Details
High Roller, the world tallest Ferris Wheel, opened to the public in 2014 in Las Vegas A group of investors led by Becar Asset Managment Group wants to build a 170-meter Ferris wheel in Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg, a senior company official said on Thursday. “We want to build a 170-meter Ferris wheel…Details
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…Details
Loveless, the 2017 drama by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev, has won the Jury prize at the 70th Cannes Film Festival Loveless, the 2017 drama by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev that won the Jury prize at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, will be released in all countries, the movie’s producer, Alexander Rodnyansky, said on Wednesday. “The…Details
The Sochi mayor has expressed regret after two guests of a local carnival painted their faces black and carried bananas Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov on Wednesday expressed regret after two guests of a local carnival painted their faces black and carried bananas. “If some of the 3,000 carnival participants lack common sense and taste, this…Details
The fifth season of the popular TV show was released on May 30 The Kremlin is not “glued” to watching “House of Cards”, the American political drama TV series, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. “The Kremlin has a lot of other problems to tackle,” Peskov said when asked if the administration knew…Details
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…Details
The amount of VIP state guests indicates the “level of trust” between the two countries Top Russian and Japanese officials will attend the Russian Season’s opening ceremony on June 4 in Tokyo, Russian State Secretary and Deputy Culture Minister Alexander Zhuravsky told TASS in an interview. “Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Japanese Prime Minister…Details