Bolshoi Opera

Bolshoi Opera Day

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…


Kremlin Oliver Stone’s film on Putin top-quality and revealed Putin genuinely

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…

Putin opens state

Putin opens state prizes ceremony

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. More: //

Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened

Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened – Interior Ministry

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…

set up twin-city relations

Bulgarian city of Kalofer and Russia’s Koktebel set up twin-city relations

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…

over Elbrus Mountain

Russian adventurer vows to pull off unprecedented balloon flight over Elbrus Mountain

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…


Anoutorized protest rally in Moscow: thousands take to the streets

A massive unsanctioned protest rally is taking place in Moscow, as Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny asked people to take to Tverskaya street in the center of the city instead of Prospekt Sakharova where the protest rally was agreed with the authorities. Thousands of muscovites took to Tverskaya and an hour after the rally started dozens have been detained.  The Moscow Times reporter saw Ilya Yashin, a well known opposition activist, being dragged into a police wagon. Another protestor has been taken after he started wagging with a sheet of paper that looked like a protest banner. An hour after the rally started police started separating the crowd into groups and then isolating them from each other.Alexei Navalny changed the place of the rally to unauthorized location after the authorities, as he had claimed, didn’t let him install sound equipment for the demonstration that had been planned and agreed. “We have our constitutional right to gather peacefully with political demands”, Navalny told his supporters on his YouTube channel. He was detained earlier today at the entrance of his house when he headed to the rally.  The rally started at 2 PM. By 3.30 police successfully dispersed big parts of it from Tverskaya street and Pushkinskaya square at the very center of the city.