TULA HOSTING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOLSTOY'S LEGACY
The Teacher Training College of Tula is hosting, for the 27th time now, an international conference on Leo Tolstoy. This year's forum is devoted to some of the topical problems of studying Tolstoy's legacy.
ANDREI VALENTINOV: “SOMETIMES HISTORY MAKES TURNS WHICH ARE MUCH STRANGER THAN FICTION”
Andrei Shmalko, historian, specialist for Mycenaean culture and professor of Kharkov National University. At the same time he is Andrei Valentinov, the author of over a dozen of books and creator of a new genre – “kryptohistory” (a mixture of fantasy, folk-history, science fiction, detective story and real history – as you like it).
RUSSO-JAPANESE EXPEDITION WILL STUDY FISH STOCKS IN THE SEA OF JAPAN
A Russo-Japanese expedition is using a Russian research vessel to study the stocks of fish, including mackerel, sardine and other species, and squid in the Far Eastern seas. It began with the Sea of Japan.
PRESIDENT PUTIN: STATE TO SUPPORT SMALLER NATIONS CULTURE
Vladimir Putin confirmed the state's readiness to support the Russia's smaller nations' culture and language preservation and development.
FILM FESTIVAL OF CIS AND BALTIC COUNTRIES KINOSHOK OPENS IN ANAPA
The tenth anniversary film festival of CIS and Baltic countries, better known as the Kinoshok, has opened on September 7th in Anapa, a Russian resort town on the shores of the Black Sea.
ONE-PICTURE EXHIBITION AT STATE PUSHKIN FINE ARTS MUSEUM
A one-picture exhibition -- Thomas Gainsborough's "Landscape with Wood-Cutter" (18th century) -- has become a new stage of cooperation between the State Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow and the Houston Fine Arts Museum (USA).
ICON OF "PSKOV-POKROV THEOTOKOS" TAKEN BY NAZIS DURING WWII IS COMING BACK TO PSKOV
On Friday the miracle-working icon of "Our Lady of Pskov-Pokrov" is returning back to Pskov. Archbishop of Pskov and Velikiye Luki Eusebius set off for the Moscow Patriarchate to fetch it.
MEDIA FESTIVAL OPENS IN RUSSIA'S FAR EAST
Media and Elections, Newspaper Design, and Media and Authority are the main topics of discussions and seminars due in the framework of the fifth Novoye Vremya Far Eastern Media Festival, which opened in the Russian Far East on Thursday.
GOVERNMENT TO DETERMINE RUSSIA'S PRIORITIES IN POLAR REGIONS
Opening a regular session of the Cabinet of Ministers, which is supposed to focus on fulfilment of government decisions to secure Russia's interests on the Antarctic Continent and organisation of a Russian antarctic expedition before 2005, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov urged the government to define the country's "vital interests" in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
PUBLICATION OF LARGE RUSSIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA TO BEGIN IN 2002
Russia will launch a major publishing project, the Large Russian Encyclopedia, in 2002, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov was quoted as saying on Wednesday. He appeared at the official opening of the 14th International Moscow Book Fair at the All Russia Exhibition Center.
PRIME MINISTER KASYANOV OPENS INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR IN MOSCOW
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov opened Wednesday the 14th International Book Fair in the All-Russian Exhibition Centre.
MOSCOW TO LAUNCH THIRD INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF JAPANESE MUSIC SEPTEMBER 8
On Saturday, September 8, Moscow will launch the third international festival of Japanese music in Russia, The Heart of Japan, festival director Margarita Karatygina told the press at a news conference in the media centre of the Izvestia newspaper on Wednesday.
GOVERNMENT TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF RUSSIA'S ANTARCTIC RESEARCH
On Thursday, the Russian Cabinet of Ministers will discuss implementation of government-sponsored measures to ensure Russia's interests on the Antarctic Continent and organisation of an expedition to Antarctica before 2005.
DAYS OF HELSINKI TO BE HELD IN MOSCOW SEPTEMBER 11-14
Helsinki, the Finnish capital, is due to present a busy business and cultural programme in Moscow. "Helsinki Days in Moscow" are to be held in the Russian capital on September 11 to 14, in response to the "Days of Moscow" held in Helsinki in October 1999.
RUSSIAN-JAPANESE MUSIC FESTIVAL TO OPEN IN ST. PETERSBURG
On Wednesday a Russian-Japanese music festival will open in St. Petersburg.
CELEBRATED FRENCH CHOREOGRAPHER TO START REHEARSALS WITH BOLSHOI BALLET COMPANY
On Wednesday, September 5, the celebrated French choreographer Roland Petit will start rehearsals for his "The Three Cards" ballet at the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow. Petit announced this to a Moscow press conference Tuesday, adding that he was happy about having an opportunity to put on an original production at the Bolshoi.
ST. PETERSBURG TEAM MAKES SPECTACULAR SHOWING AT 6TH INTERNATIONAL SHAOLIN KUNG FU FESTIVAL
According to the Chinese press, the St. Petersburg team made a spectacular showing at the 6th international Shaolin Kung Fu festival.
VALAAM ISLAND’S DWELLERS RECEIVE A 60-FLAT HOUSE
September 13, 2001, at 12.00 a.m. the ceremony of consecration of 60-flat house will be carried out in the city of Sortavala (Republic Karelia). The house was built according to the Patriarchy Programme of Orthodox Nations Unity’s International Fund, which is devoted to revival of Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensk monastery.
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FORUM TO BE HELD IN ST. PETE
An international forum entitled "Film in Russia" will run in St. Petersburg September 10 through 13, First Deputy Culture Minister Alexander Golutva announced at a press conference Monday.
FRENCH CHOREOGRAPHER ROLAND PETIT TO STAGE BALLET IN BOLSHOI
Roland Petit, the famous French choreographer, arrives Monday in Moscow. His purpose is to stage "The Three Cards" ballet after Tchaikovsky's "Queen of Spades" in the Bolshoi, said the Bolshoi Theatre press-service.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "SLAVONIC WORLD AND EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION" OPENS IN MOSCOW
The international conference "The Slavonic World and European Civilization" opened in Moscow on Monday. Its aim is to establish an international organization to coordinate the activity of public associations advocating the development of economic, cultural and spiritual cooperation between peoples of the Indo-European community.
CONCERT BY KRASNOYARSK STATE TV AND RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY'S ORCHESTRA TO BE BROADCAST OVER THE INTERNET
Symphonic music fans around the world have a unique opportunity to hear a performance by the Gloria Chamber Orchestra of the Krasnoyarsk State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company. Scheduled for Monday, the concert will be broadcast over the Internet at 15:00 Moscow time.
FINLAND TO PREMIERE SHOSTAKOVICH SUITE
The small town Kaustinen, Finland, will premiere Dmitri Shostakovich's suite on Finnish folk tunes.
RUSSIA COMMEMORATES ONE OF CRUCIAL NAPOLEONIC BATTLES ON NATIONAL FESTIVAL
An annual national festival, Borodino Day, opened yesterday to last into September 8 in commemoration of the 189th anniversary of a battle of 1812 near the village Borodino, one of the crucial events of the Napoleonic wars. Its outcome predetermined defeat of the Grande Armee in its initially triumphant Russian campaign.
RUSSIAN CHURCH WORSHIPS MIRACLE-WORKING ICON
The miracle-working icon of Our Lady of the Don was worshipped by the Russian Orthodox Church yesterday.
KREMLIN BOOK GOES OFF AT RECORD-BEATING $8,000
A book "The Kremlin at the Turn of the Millennium" went for a record-smashing US$8,000, the Moscow-based Monuments of Historical Thinking Publishers, who put it out last year, proudly reported.
MOSCOW LAUNCHES JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
This weekend is spectacular in Moscow for a two-day Japanese cultural festival, opened yesterday.
BOLSHOI OPENS SEASON WITH THICKER PURSE
The world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre opened its 226th season yesterday, on City Day. On a long-established custom, it started with "Ivan Susanin", heroic opera by famous 19th century composer Mikhail Glinka.
PRESIDENT TOOK PART IN ANNUAL "MOSCOW'S DAY" CELEBRATIONS
Vladimir Putin attended the histrionic show staged to mark the Moscow's Day celebrations. The show took place in downtown Moscow near the monument to the founder of Moscow Prince Yuri Dolgoruky (XII century).
MOSCOW MAYOR'S SPEECH AT CITY DAY'S OPENING CEREMONY
The opening ceremony of Moscow's City Day celebrations has taken place in the Tverskaya Square in downtown Moscow. The ceremony was attended by RF President Vladimir Putin, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, Governors of 40 Russia's constituent regions, and representatives of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) capital cities.