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…

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Stalin’s grandson passes away at 75

The grandson of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Alexander Burdonsky, National Artist of the Russian Federation and stage director of the Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army, died on May 23 The grandson of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Alexander Burdonsky, National Artist of the Russian Federation and stage director of the Central Academic Theater of…

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