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Born to a French father and Russian mother, Cecile Plaige grew up in Paris. After pursuing competitive figure skating in Moscow as a teenager, she made an acting career as a “foreigner” in Russian cinema.
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Over 200,000 people visit Russia’s Hermitage Museum exhibition in Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was among the exhibition’s high-ranking guests More than 200,000 people visited an exhibition organized by Russia’s State Hermitage Museum in Tokyo’s Mori art gallery between March and June, Hermitage Museum Deputy Director Georgy Vilinbakhov told TASS on Friday. “In Tokyo, the ‘Old Masters from the State Hermitage Museum’ exhibition, organized…

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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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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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