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
Songs from his latest album 57th & 9th will also be included in the performance’s agenda British singer and songwriter Sting will stage one concert in Russia during his upcoming world tour entitled 57th & 9th. The musical event will take place in Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex on October 3, said the press service of…Details
The hurricane ripped through Moscow and the Moscow Region on May 29, claiming 16 lives and injuring some 200 people Rosgosstrakh, one Russia’s largest insurance companies, estimates that the May 29 hurricane in the Moscow Region caused more than 25 million rubles ($439,000) worth of damage. “The overall damage has been preliminarily assessed at more…Details
“Quai de l’Amiral Courbet, Villefranche-sur-Mer” by Konstantin Korovin became the most expensive lot that went off for $812,041 MacDougall’s international auction house sold $ 5.8 million worth of the works of Russian art on Wednesday as part of the Week of Russian Paintings, a spokesperson for the auction house told TASS. “Quai de l’Amiral Courbet,…Details
Sotheby’s sold the two most expensive lots, both by the Russian landscapist Isaak Levitan Total gains from a week of sales of the works of Russian art brought in $29.9 mln, as follows from the results of trading TASS received from the four auction houses that traditionally hold two weeks of sales of Russian/Soviet paintings,…Details
The case was instituted over the group’s illegal business operations and extremism A district court in St Petersburg on Wednesday put to custody Anastasia Terentyeva, the first individual involved in the case of the religious group calling itself the Scientology Church of St. Petersburg, a TASS reporter said in a dispatch from the courtroom. The…Details
Mndoyants, the winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Competition, will perform classical material, as well as his own works Moscow pianist, composer and teacher at the Moscow Conservatory Nikita Mndoyants is set to debut on the Carnegie Hall stage on Wednesday, the musician told TASS ahead of the performance. Mndoyants, the winner of the 2016…Details
The sales were led by two works by the Russian landscape painter Isaak Levitan Sotheby’s Russian Art Sales in London yielded a total of 12.1 million British pounds ($15.6 million at the current exchange rate) on Tuesday, posting a 73-percent increase on the equivalent sales in London last year, the auction house said in a…Details
As Russian art sales week is underway in London, TASS recalls the most expensive paintings by Russian artists ever sold at auctions A Russian art sales week kicked off in London on June 5. Sotheby´s, Christie´s and MacDougall auction houses offer paintings and works of art by leading Russian artists. The auction houses feature the…Details
“Preventive measures against some of them are under review, but they haven’t been detained yet,” the press service of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region FSB branch said Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has established key figures in its case regarding illegal business practices by the Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg, the press service…Details
Iggy Pop last visited Russia in 2010 Legendary American rock singer Iggy Pop will put on a concert at Moscow’s Stadium club on October 19, the organizers’ press service said. The rock star, who turned 70 on April 21, is celebrating his anniversary with a lengthy tour. In the near future he is expected to…Details
The Russian senate speaker says this very serious, as the number of Russian-speaking people in the world had significantly declined since the end of the 20th century Attempts to force the Russian language out of some of the former Soviet states cause concern, Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said addressing…Details
Aleksandr Sokurov has been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award The European Film Academy has presented Russian film director Aleksandr Sokurov with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the academy reported today. “On the occasion of this year’s 30th European Film Awards (EFAs) and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European…Details
See the selection of Russia’s natural wonders worth visiting as World Environment Day is observed on June 5 World Environment Day is observed on June 5 annually. It was designated by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to encourage awareness and action to protect the environment. The theme of this years’ Word Environment Day is…Details
21 young performers took place at the final qualification Thirteen-year old Polina Bogusevich from Moscow will represent Russia this year at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to take place in Georgia this fall, press service of Artek international children’s center said on Saturday. “Polina Bogusevich will represent Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in…Details
Acclaimed Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica was injured in a car accident on a highway linking Belgrade and the city of Cacak, the Serbian edition of Switzerland’s Blic tabloid reported.
According to the paper, the filmmaker’s car swerved from the road.
Kusturica and his driver received first aid on site and were hospitalized.
The axes belonged to an ancient tribe that lived in the European part of Russia during the Bronze Age Stone axes from as far back as the Bronze Age have been discovered during the construction of Zaryadie Park in downtown Moscow, the capital’s city hall said in a statement on Thursday. “Both axes are made…Details
Russia’s Pension Fund is not currently considering the possibility to increase the retirement age Russia’s Pension Fund is not currently considering the possibility to increase the retirement age for both men and women in the next three years, the Fund’s head Anton Drozdov told TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum…Details
High Roller, the world tallest Ferris Wheel, opened to the public in 2014 in Las Vegas A group of investors led by Becar Asset Managment Group wants to build a 170-meter Ferris wheel in Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg, a senior company official said on Thursday. “We want to build a 170-meter Ferris wheel…Details