Monday, November 24, 2014
 
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MOSCOW’S BIG STINK

By Michele A. Berdy

Смрад: stink, stench .


Photo: Anatoly Sautin / For MT

HERMITAGE MUSEUM'S PIOTROVSKY CHAMPIONS CONTEMPORARY ART

By Kit Rees
The St. Petersburg Times

He's the head of what seems on the surface to be one of Russia's most conservative art institutes — St. Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum — but Mikhail Piotrovsky has been in the middle of a dispute about contemporary art this year as the museum hosted Manifesta 10, an itinerant biennial art exhibition.


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WEEKLONG FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHTS FINLAND

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Finnish Film Week will celebrate its 25th anniversary since the event was held for the first time in St. Petersburg with an expanded version of the film festival, which will be shown at four theaters in the city.


Photo: Evgeny Gerashchenko / Wikimedia Commons

PIECES DE RESISTANCE

By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

St. Petersburg has always wanted to be a European city. Its original intention as Peter’s window to the West is evident in the wide streets, colorful buildings and dazzling architecture, which vastly differ in comparison to Moscow, the heart of Russian culture. In keeping with this tradition, it is no surprise then that several of the city’s most famous sights were the work not of a Russian but a Frenchman.


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KIEV REPLACES SOVIET-ERA FATHER FROST WITH ORTHODOX SANTA CLAUS


The St. Petersburg Times

New Year celebrations in Ukraine's capital Kiev this year will be spearheaded by St. Mykolay — the country's Orthodox analogue of Santa Claus — instead of his secular Soviet-era counterpart Father Frost, according to an outline of the festivities published by the city administration.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, Nov. 24


Dr. Axel Schulte, Department Head at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund, Germany, is the featured speaker at the SPIBA Industrial Committee lecture on “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Digitalization of the Supply Chain.” The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Graduate School of Management at 3 Volkohvsky Pereulok and registration is required by Nov. 21 either by emailing office@spiba.ru or calling 325 9091.



Tuesday, Nov. 25


Tag along with AmCham during their “Industrial St. Petersburg” Tour program today. This incarnation of the ongoing series will visit Philip Morris Izhora and include an Environmental Health and Safety Committee meeting.


Find out how to expand your business east during the “Business With China” forum beginning today and concluding tomorrow at the Lenexpo convention center. The largest Russian forum dedicated to business with the Asian giant, topics that will be discussed include logistics, customs clearance, trade financing and many more.



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