the St. Isaac Cathedral over to the Russian Orthodox Church

St. Petersburg City Assembly votes against referendum on St. Isaac’s Cathedral issue

In January, St. Petersburg’s municipal authorities announced their decision to hand the St. Isaac Cathedral over to the Russian Orthodox Church The St. Petersburg City Assembly has voted against holding a citywide referendum on the handover of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church, a TASS correspondent reported from the Mariinsky Palace, the Assembly’s…

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Russian PM to attend memorial ceremony for Helmut Kohl in Strasbourg

Former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl died on June 16 aged 87 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will represent Russia at the European-wide memorial ceremony for former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl, the Russian government’s press service said. “Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will take part in the memorial ceremony for the former Chancellor of…

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get Shostakovich Prize

Russian composer Eduard Artemyev, film director Nikita Mikhalkov to get Shostakovich Prize

Russian composer and film director will recieve the award from violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet A gala ceremony of awarding the Dmitry Shostakovich will take place in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on Saturday. This year, the awardees are composer Eduard Artemyev and film director Nikita Mikhalkov, the press service of the latter said. They will…

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TASS correspondent Alexei Bukalov gets International Pushkin Award

TASS correspondent Alexei Bukalov gets International Pushkin Award in Rome

The award was established in 2014 to encourage achievements in art, literature and research, at the same time accentuating the close relationship between the Russian and Italian cultures TASS correspondent in Italy Alexei Bukalow received the International Pushkin Award for literature in Rome for a series of literary works devoted to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s…

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Russia, France mull Cross Year of Russian-French languages, literature

Russia, France mull Cross Year of Russian-French languages, literature — Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov said the civil and public dialogue between the two states “should be all-encompassing and involve the civil society” Russia and France discuss holding the Cross Year of the Russian and French Languages and Culture next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. “The Cross Year of Russian-French Cultural Tourism ends this…

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