05.07.2017 From the moment of its foundation, the Hermitage was a museum that collected and displayed contemporary art. Thanks to this, today the museum’s stocks include acknowledged masterpieces that form an important part of the world’s cultural heritage. Continuing this tradition, the museum keeps a close watch on tendencies in the world of contemporary art…Details
02.06.2017 On 2 June 2017, Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, made a visit to the State Hermitage. The delegation was met on the Council Staircase by Georgy Vadimovich Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage for Research. During the official visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acquainted himself with the…Details
02.06.2017 On 2 June 2017 gifts were formally made to the State Hermitage by a delegation from Bolivia. The donations were presented by Alejandro Serrate, Russian Honorary Consul in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, and Ruben Costas, Governor of the Santa Cruz Department. Among the gifts were a set of present-day and historical (1920s–60s)…Details
20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”
02.06.2017 On 31 May 2017, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a plenary session of the 20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”. The conference was held in conjunction with the Russian Ethnographic Museum and Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and…Details
01.06.2017 On 30 May 2017, an international seminar “The Art of Restoration” opened in the State Hermitage devoted to research in the field of restoration and matters relating to the use of traditional and modern restoration methods. peeches of welcome were given by Deputy General Director and Chief Curator of the State Hermitage Svetlana Borisovna…Details
Six performances, thirteen shows! All they will took place in the sanctuary of the ballet theatre – on the Historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The tour program is impressive – four performances which interpret the view of the choreographer and his artists on the outstanding works of Russian and world literature. Heroes of Pushkin,…Details
15.06.2017 Alexander Titel and Tugan Sokhiev. “There were no better story, better poetic images for me than the Snow Maiden, Lel or the Spring, the kingdom of the Berendeis with their wonderful Tsar, there were no better beliefs than the worship of Yarilo, the sun god,”admitted composer in one of his letters. However, The Snow…Details
Application acceptance for Novosibirsk audition was finished on the 10th of June.
The schedule of the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program auditions in Novosibirsk (June 14) was sent by e-mail. The people who did not receive the schedule should write to email address firstname.lastname@example.org to let the organizers know about it.
entered the 2nd round.
11.06.2017 For the second year in a row the Bolshoi Theatre holds on-line project Bolshoi Opera Day, offering the viewers to peep behind the scenes of the theatre. On the agenda will be a preparation for the premiere of the opera The Snow Maiden by N. Rimsky-Korsakov. During the four-hour-long live broadcast opera fans will…Details
Putin was asked to comment on earlier estimates, according to which the ethnic Russian population in the country was diminishing Russia has seen its third consecutive year of a natural population increase, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a fragment of his interview to US filmmaker Oliver Stone, released on Tuesday night. During the interview,…Details
A group of oppositionists decided to hold an unauthorized action on Tverskaya Street on Monday Moscow police detained 136 adolescents on Monday for taking part in unauthorized, Vladimir Chernikov, the director of Moscow City’s regional security department told TASS on Tuesday. “As many as 136 teenagers were detained in the course of the operation,” he…Details
Bolshoi’s guest tour is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of its Japan tours that started in 1957 Japanese ballet lovers always welcome performers from the Bolshoi who come there on a guest tour, and there is no linguistic barrier with many of them as they often address their idols in Russian, Bolshoi’s leading dancer Vladislav…Details
If the pair of black storks have baby birds, then this part of forest may be declared a regional nature sanctuary Experts from the Moscow region’s Ministry of Ecology have spotted a nest of rare black storks, listed in Russia’s Red Data Book, the ministry said in a statement adding that these birds last nested…Details
US filmmaker Oliver Stone earlier said that his four-part documentary was aimed at building ‘a rounded portrait of arguably the most fascinating and frightening world leader in a generation’ US filmmaker Oliver Stone, who recently released a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin, could not have made a sub-quality picture, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told…Details
The sculptures are in the open air, on the park’s embankment A park with full-size sculptures of ancient animals opened on June 10 in Kotlas, the Arkhangelsk region. Right at that place, in the late 19th century, a geologist and paleontologist Vladimir Amalitsky discovered a huge burial place of animals, which lived during the Permian…Details
The director said he “liked peace” and would love to see the world in harmony Hollywood director Oliver Stone has told The Los Angeles Times he believes that Russia and the United States may become great partners. Stone has filmed a series of interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin, shooting a four-episode documentary, which is…Details
Police and the National Guard troops ensured public order and security of citizens More than 4 million people participated in the celebrations of the national holiday, Russia Day, across the country on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry, Irina Volk, told TASS. “As of 8:30 PM Moscow time, more than 7 million people have…Details
Police and the National Guard troops are ensuring public order and security of citizens Almost 4 million people took part in the celebrations of the national holiday, Russia Day, across the country on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry, Irina Volk, told TASS. “As of 7 p.m. Moscow time, some 3.8 million people have…Details
The police, the National Guard and volunteers ensure the order and safety in the streets About 270,000 people participate in festive events, organized throughout Moscow in celebration of the Russia Day, press service of the Moscow police said on Monday. The police, the National Guard and volunteers ensure the order and safety in the streets.…Details
Traditionally, the annual ceremony takes place at the Grand Kremlin Palace
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin opened a solemn ceremony of granting state prizes. Traditionally, the annual ceremony takes place at the Grand Kremlin Palace.
The state prizes for 2016 will be granted in the spheres of literature and arts, sciences and humanitarian activities.
According to District Administration Head Andrei Kuznetsov, road works were underway in the place where the accident happened The police have opened an investigation for the traffic accident killing 11 people in Russia’s Transbaikalia region, a source in the press service of the Regional Office of the Interior Ministry told TASS. “Investigators of the intermunicipal…Details
Her next book has already received a title, which is ‘The Marvelous Deer in the Never-Ending Hunt’, said Svetlana Alexiyevich Nobel Prize winning Belarusian writer and publicist Svetlana Alexiyevich is writing new books that delve into love and the meaning of life. She revealed her creative plans at a meeting with readers in Moscow’s Gogol…Details
The first toast after the ceremony was raised to “the eternal friendship between Russia and Bulgaria.” The Russian town of Koktebel located in Crimea and Bulgaria’s Kalofer have established twin-city relations. The corresponding document was signed on Saturday by Kalofer Mayor, Rumen Stoyanov, in the presence of Mayor of Koktebel Oleg Sodel, a TASS correspondent…Details
More than 200 public events dedicated to Russia Day will be held in Moscow on June 12, including the Times and Epochs historical reconstruction festival and a concert in Red Square More than 10,000 people will be involved in efforts to ensure law and order during the celebrations to mark Russia Day in Moscow, the…Details
“I’m pleased and very happy to go back to Russia,” world-famous Canadian director Robert Lepage World-famous Canadian director Robert Lepage will present two of his productions in Russia. They will be shown in Moscow and Sochi. He spoke about his upcoming visit to Russia, plans for the immediate future and international projects in an interview…Details
The purpose of oversight activities is to check compliance with environmental laws Specialists of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage (Rosprirodnadzor) will initiate inspections of all domestic seaports in terms of compliance with environmental laws in coming 12-24 months, deputy head of the regulator Ramil Nizamov told TASS on Friday. “There is…Details
The world in pictures in a photo gallery by TASS US television interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former US president Barack Obama and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau having dinner, Prince Harry greeting fans in the pouring rain and other photographs of the week .The world in pictures in a photo gallery by TASS…Details
Famed Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov plans to carry out the first-ever balloon flight over the Elbrus Mountain in mid-September Famed Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov plans to carry out the first-ever balloon flight over the Elbrus Mountain in mid-September, setting a new world record, President of the Stavropol Region Aeronautics Federation Vitaly Nenashev told reporters on…Details
Two people were killed in a fire that broke out at storage facilities near Moscow’s Kievsky railway station on Friday, the city’s emergencies services told TASS. “The bodies of two people were found during a cleanup effort after the fire was extinguished,” a spokesman said. The fire at the storage facilities on the area of…Details
The members of the St. Petersburg Church of Scientology are accused of illegally organizing courses and programs on a paid basis without any proper licensing or authorization documents On Friday, the St. Petersburg’s Neva District Court slapped house arrests on the last of five suspects, who were detained this week by the Federal Security Service…Details
The exhibit opens its doors on June 9 and runs through to August 20 The ‘Renaissance in Venice’ exhibit opens at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts with works by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese displayed together for the first time in Moscow, the exhibition co-curator and Chief Researcher of the Pushkin Museum Victoria Markova said…Details
The woman attempted to cross the rail tracks away from the established safe crossing The granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev, who led the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis, died on Thursday after being struck by a suburban train near Moscow, an emergencies service source told TASS. “On Thursday morning, 77-year-old Yulia Khrushcheva died after…Details
The film is released in the US on Thursday The film “Moscow Never Sleeps” directed by Johnny O’Reilly and featuring popular Russian actors is released in the US on Thursday. The Irish film director hopes the film will enable the film-goers to see Russia beyond the politics and stereotypes that are spread by the media…Details
The general alcohol consumption has reduced by 13.5% between 2012 and 2016 The level of alcohol and tobacco consumption in Russia has sizably declined, Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova told a European session on non-infectious diseases of the World Health Organization. “Consistent work in this direction has let us reduce the general alcohol consumption…Details
Earlier, news broke that for the first time since 2010, MSU entered the QS World University Rankings 2018 Moscow State University plans to recruit around 10,000 students in 2017, setting a new intake record, MSU head Viktor Sadovnichy said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel on Thursday. “A total of about 10,000…Details