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THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING

By Michele A. Berdy

: zombification .


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TRANSLATORS AFFECTED BY UKRAINE CRISIS

By Nataliya Bokareva
The St. Petersburg Times

Translators of Russian literature were honored at an award ceremony at Moscows Pashkov House, where participants warned that international tensions over Ukraine were having an effect on the quiet work of translators too.


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SWEDISH ROCKER TO FRONT QUEERFEST

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Queerfest, an annual celebration of LGBT art and culture opening in St. Petersburg this week, will return to the city center after being forced last year to relocate to the citys northeastern outskirts. Due to an increase in hostility toward the LGBT community in Russia last year, downtown venues refused to host the festival, citing reasons such as repair works, being booked or simply failing to answer requests.


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AVANT-GARDE MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Arthur Brown, Henry Kaiser and Dror Feiler will perform at the Aposition avant-garde music festival, which opens in St. Petersburg on Thursday. Held for the 10th time, Aposition will feature musicians from different music genres from across 10 different countries.


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ALEXANDER PUSHKIN: A DUEL TO THE DEATH

By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

Alexander Pushkin is a giant of Russian literature and considered the father of the modern Russian language. And just as his life remains the subject of numerous myths, the circumstances of his death have become similarly dramatized.

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RUSSIAN DIRECTOR SEEKS BAN ON HOLLYWOOD MOVIES TO PROTEST U.S. SANCTIONS


The St. Petersburg Times

Russia should target Hollywood to pressure U.S. President Barack Obama into lifting sanctions on the country, prominent Russian movie director Yury Kara said Wednesday.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Thursday, Sept. 18


Get your nerd on at Boomfest, St. Petersburgs answer to the United States popular ComicCon. Starting today, this international festival of comics will take over venues throughout the city center and includes exhibitions of comics and illustrations, film screenings, competitions and the chance to meet the genres authors, artists and experts.



Friday, Sept. 19


SPIBAs newest addition to their Cultural Discoveries events is Handmade in Germany, an exhibition featuring unique handmade objects of a significantly higher quality than mass-produced items. The work of over 100 German manufacturers will be displayed during the event, which opens today in the Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Paul on Nevsky Prospekt and runs through Sept. 28.



Saturday, Sept. 20


Starting on Sept. 18 and ending tomorrow is the Extreme Fantasy Wakeboarding Festival in Sunpark by Sredny Suzdalskoye lake in the Ozerki region of the city.


Those after something more laid back can instead head to Jazz and Wine night at TerraVino with legendary jazz guitarist Ildar Kazahanov. 12/14 Admiralteyskaya Emb.



Sunday, Sept. 21


Learn more about African culture and get some exercise during todays Djembe and Vuvuzela, a bike ride starting in Palace Square that includes several stops where riders can listen to the music of Africa or watch short films about the continent. The riders plan to set off at 4 p.m. and all you need to join is a set of wheels.



Monday, Sept. 22


Do you love puppetry? If so, then be sure to go to BTK-Fest, a five-day festival that starts on Sept. 19 celebrating the art. Contemporaries from France, Belgium, the U.K. and other countries will join Russian artists to put on theatrical performances involving a variety of themes, materials and eras. Workshops and meetings are also scheduled for a chance to discuss the artistic medium in further depth.



Tuesday, Sept. 23


Marina Suhih, Director of the External Communications Department at Rostelecom North-West, and Yana Donskaya, HR Director for Northern Capital Gateway are just some of the confirmed participants of todays round table discussion on Interaction with Trade Unions being hosted by SPIBA. Confirm your attendance with SPIBA by Sept. 22.


Kino Expo 2014, an international film industry convention, will be at LenExpo from today until Sept. 26. The third largest exhibition of film equipment in the world, the expo focuses on not only Russia but former Soviet republics as well.



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