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Nureyev: Controversial 'banned' Russian ballet about gay Soviet dancer finally premieres at Bolshoi

On Saturday, five months late, Russia’s most controversial ballet in years opened at the Bolshoi.<p>“Nureyev,” which traces the life and Aids-related …

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BBC World Service - Witness, Art in Revolutionary Russia

The Russian Revolution of 1917 led not just to huge political and social change, but to a new artistic freedom. Russian avant-garde artists like Malevich, Kandinsky and Chagall flourished in the immediate aftermath of the revolution. One of their greatest supporters was art curator Nikolai Punin. …

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How did an architect convince Stalin to spare St. Basil’s Cathedral from destruction? - Russia Beyond

Have you ever visited Moscow? Well, you might never have had the chance to take a photo of St. Basil’s Cathedral. In 1935, when the Soviet campaign against religion was in full swing, Joseph Stalin met with his inner circle to decide the capital’s future architectural look.<p>One of the most …

Joseph Stalin

Russian state tv looks more & more like 1970s Soviet TV: fulsome praise of Kremlin leader from factory workers, students, a milk maid, a teacher & synchronized swimming trainer who calls him "a real man, a macho." https://t.co/wEMsIeWsJm

Nureyev premieres in Moscow with director under house arrest

Russia’s political elite enjoy ballet about famous dancer at Bolshoi Theatre but Kirill Serebrennikov is conspicuously absent<p>The most hotly anticipated and controversial Russian ballet in years has been premiered as Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre finally staged Nureyev, which tells the life story of the …

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The most delicious delights from Russia’s regions - Russia Beyond

1. Volga Region<p>This area is famous for producing <i>Pomadka</i> – a kind of Russian fudge. It was hugely popular in Soviet times because of its creamy taste and the fact it was easy to make. <i>Pomadka</i> only consists of butter, milk, and sugar. The delight remains popular to this day and lots of tourists who …

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Street Outside Russian Embassy in Washington May Be Renamed for a Dissident

WASHINGTON — At a Washington city council meeting this past week, Zhanna Nemtsova held aloft a blue sign with Russian script in white. The words, she said, translated as “Nemtsov Bridge.” The sign itself was a copy of ones left on a stretch of sidewalk in Moscow where her father, the Russian …

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Russia probably has more undercover 'sleeper' agents in the West now than during the Cold War

• <b>Russia's programme for placing sleeper agents in foreign countries — spies who live ordinary, mundane lives — is probably bigger now than it was in the Cold War, the House of Commons Defence Committee has been told.</b>• <b><br>The so-called "illegals" are trained and controlled by two separate and sometimes</b> …

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Omdaru radio music 2009 Russian

Omdaru radio music 2009 Russian - download (скачать) mp3 collection Playlist files: Piano Concerto No.2 In C - Minor (Op. 18) [Rachm...

How Secret Talks With Russia to Prevent Election Meddling Collapsed

With the 2018 midterms on the horizon, Moscow proposed a sweeping non-interference agreement with the United States, US officials tell BuzzFeed News. The Trump administration said no.<p><b>The Trump administration</b> has rejected a sweeping Russian proposal seeking a mutual ban on foreign political …

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Trump-Russia investigation: the key questions answered

Everything you need to know about the inquiry into Russian hacking, alleged collusion and Donald Trump, plus the latest news<p>default

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Why are Russians so fearless? - Russia Beyond

This question sounds rather odd to a Russian ear at first. Fearless? Why would foreigners be convinced Russians know no fear?<p>Well, remember that the country is a place where kids jump from multi-story buildings for fun, men calmly discuss new navigation routes after their car falls into a river, …

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We need to plan for Russia after Putin

The president says he’ll stand again. But as the fall of the Soviet Union showed, the unexpected can happen<p>Vladimir Putin has announced he will be running for re-election next March. He has no serious challengers. Another six-year term lies ahead. None of this is a surprise, but it raises the …

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Putin is to blame for the tragedy of Russia’s Olympics ban

Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a shocking decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, due to Russia’s “systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules.” The public reaction to this decision – by government officials and public …

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Gained in Translation

“But isn’t it all just subjective?”<p>The scene is a Translation Slam, so-called. Two translators translate the same short passage and discuss their …

Literature

Soundtrack to the Russian soul: 11 songs that explain everything - Russia Beyond

1. Anna German - Hope<p>Written in 1971 by Soviet composer Alexandra Pakhmutova and poet Nikolai Dobronravov, "Hope" is one of the most beloved songs in Russia. "Hope" became a talisman for Soviet and Russian cosmonauts, who traditionally listen to this song before their flights. According to legend, …

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Dubious polls and murky media: the truth behind Vladimir Putin’s popularity

The Russian president is seeking re-election – and the fact that he’ll achieve it virtually unopposed says much for the slick propaganda machine he’s built<p>In Russia, there is an entire generation of young people who do not have a first-hand recollection of life before Vladimir Putin. The Putin era …

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Navalny's army: the Russians risking all to oppose Vladimir Putin

Opposition politician’s campaign gathers steam ahead of 2018 election, but his supporters face threats and intimidation<p>It has been a rough couple of months for Ksenia Pakhomova, a bright-eyed, garrulous 23-year-old from the Siberian mining town of Kemerovo. Her boyfriend was kicked out of …

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An elderly gladiator and his cardboard sword

Your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the court, throughout these proceedings and in my earlier remarks, I have said constantly that I’m not guilty of …

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A modern twist on a Russian classic: How to make shellfish Stroganoff - Russia Beyond

Beef Stroganoff is a very popular Russian dish, which, true enough, doesn’t have the most humble of origins. First created in the 19th century - it originally consisted of finely chopped beef strips covered in sour cream - and received the most noble of titles in honor of Count Alexander Stroganov: …

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Russia Takes a Step Into the Post-Putin Age (Op-ed)

Putin claims his biggest successes outside of Russia. He has held on to illegally annexed Crimea, and the Kremlin retained operational control over …

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Passion for Mathilde: 5 reasons to see Russia's most scandalous film - Russia Beyond

<b>1. Scandals, attacks and Molotov cocktails</b><p>This film by acclaimed director, Alexey Uchitel, has divided Russia. On one side are conservative Orthodox believers, headed by Natalia Poklonskaya, a former Crimean prosecutor and current State Duma deputy. They have made numerous appeals to society and …

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7 simple rules for giving presents to work colleagues in Russia - Russia Beyond

Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve, birthdays, or any other important event - Russians love to give and receive presents. The workplace is not exempt and the love is also shared in offices throughout the country: It’s part of Russian business culture. If you work here and don’t know how to go …

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Marina Popovich, Soviet test pilot – obituary

Marina Popovich, who has died aged 86, was a celebrated Soviet test pilot nicknamed “Madame MiG”; during her career she tested more than 40 aeroplanes, set 102 aviation world endurance records, including the world record for the longest flight for a woman pilot, and became the first female pilot to …

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The October Revolution’s Other Party

<b>Left SR leader Maria Spiridonova (center, wearing glasses). Photo courtesy of Getty Images and Russia Beyond the Headlines</b><p><b>October’s Number Two Party:</b> …

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Why Siberia is a great place to mine bitcoins

RUSSIA’S recession had taken its toll on Yuri Dromashko, an entrepreneur from the Siberian city of Irkutsk. His property investments had floundered. …

Economics

Russian Railways Passenger Lines to Bypass Ukraine

Russian Railways (RZD) passenger trains will bypass Ukraine on their way to Western destinations starting Dec. 11, the state-run TASS news agency has …

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Why Russia Will See Its Olympic Ban as a Declaration of War

The International Olympic Committee has taken aim at the very heart of the Putin regime, probably without meaning to. The Olympic governing body has banned Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Games, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after its investigations found rampant doping among Russian …

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