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Relics of Saint Nicholas leave Bari for Moscow

For the first time in almost thousand years, Orthodox believers in Russia will be able to venerate one of the most important Saints without leaving their country The ark with a fragment of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, one of the most revered figures in Russia, has been passed over to the Russian…

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Seal school in session: see how sea mammals are trained

According to biologists, seals can be trained mainly with the help of treats Scientists at the Murmansk Institute of Marine Biological Diversity have developed a unique program to train sea mammals. This training program can turn the fin-footed, semiaquatic marine “students” into researchers, servicemen or rescuers, Dmitry Ishkulov, the institute’s deputy director general, told TASS.…

Actresses Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning greet each other upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Ismael's Ghosts at the 70th international film festival

Cannes 2017: Best red carpet looks

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival runs from 17 to 28 May Actresses Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning greet each other upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Ismael’s Ghosts at the 70th international film festival, Cannes © AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Putin vows support for Islamic World

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of greetings to the participants in the meeting of the Russia – Islamic World strategic vision group and the Ninth International Economic Summit dubbed Russia – Islamic World. The message has been published on the Kremlin website on Wednesday. “Today, many Muslim countries are facing serious challenges,…

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Arts professor John Lavell’s last big project is to establish a British arts school in Moscow. He spoke to The Moscow Times about his background in art, his work – and his random approach to discovering Moscow.

Oleg Vidov dies in US

Soviet cinema sex symbol Oleg Vidov dies in US

Soviet actor Oleg Vidov has died on May 16 in Westlake Village, California, at the age of 73 Soviet cinema sex symbol of his generation Oleg Vidov has died on Tuesday in his home in Westlake Village, California, USA at the age of 73, his widow Joan Borsten told TASS. According to Borsten, her husband…

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Russian scientists to take part in international Arctic drift expedition

The Polarstern, or the Polar Star, vessel was built in Germany’s Kiel and Rendsburg in 1982 especially for Arctic and Antarctic research Russian scientists will take part in the international MOSAiC Arctic Drift expedition onboard the Polarstern research vessel, Alexander Makarov of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology…

Final of Eurovision song contest begins in Ukraine’s Kiev

The event will gather contestants from 26 states The Grand Final of the international Eurovision song contest began in Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Saturday evening. The event will gather contestants from 26 states, including 20 qualifiers from the two semifinals, held in Kiev on May 9 and 11. The host nation Ukraine, as well as…