Opportunity Knocking

Tom Blackwell is the CEO of the EM (Emerging Markets) corporate/strategic communications (PR) firm, which is working to expand Moscow’s business networks into Hong Kong and Beijing with the opening of a new Chinese branch.

Free Spirit

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.
Portrait of a young woman with feather hat

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…

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…