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Photo credit: mos.ru A week of Russian cinema takes place in Israel, the website of the Ministry of Culture reports. Residents of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Raanan are getting acquainted with the latest features from Russia. The program includes screenings of seven features, including The House Elf by Evgeny Bedarev, Mistresses by...

25.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: mos.ru Russian-language theaters took part in the Big Tours program this year, TASS reports. Performers from Georgia and Abkhazia, Belarus and Moldova, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan presented their work in Russia. Theaters from Donetsk and...

24.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: sngazeta.ru Excursions and high-quality panoramas, a map of the island of Valaam, historical data on the monastery, church books and much more are available in the new mobile application created by the specialists of the Valaam monastery. The application provides the...

20.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: nikproject.net A film is being shot in Crimea about the world-famous Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky. Filming takes place in Feodosia, where the painter lived most of his life and where his museum is located. The feature is shot in the style of animated paintings. It is...

20.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: theatreolympics2019.com Over 480 events were held as part of the Theater Olympics, the website of the Ministry of Culture reported. Special programs and projects covered twenty-six Russian cities, and the number of viewers exceeded one hundred thousand people. The last...

18.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: mos.ru Russia has become the theme country at the International Kolkata Book Fair, TASS reports. It will be held from January 29 to February 9, 2020 for the 44th time in a row. Russia has been chosen as the theme country for the first time.  ...

17.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: pixabay.com Kantemir Balagov’s Beapole and animated short film He Can't Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit  have been included in the Academy Award shortlist. Nominees will be announced on January 13, the award ceremony will be held on February 9 in Los...

17.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: mkrf.ru The exhibition of the Peterhof museum-reserve opened on December 14 in Augsburg (Germany), the website of the Ministry of Culture reported. It is located in the palace of Schezler. The exposition, which will run until spring, was one of the last events in the...

16.12.2019 Subject: Culture


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