Tuesday, October 21, 2014
 
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THE RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE GENERATION GAP

By Michele A. Berdy

: paste, pasta .


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CENSORSHIP FEARS GROW AS OFFICIALS MOVE TO TACKLE 'NEGATIVITY' IN RUSSIAN MEDIA


The St. Petersburg Times

Days after President Vladimir Putin signed a law forcing foreign companies to sell stakes in Russian media, members of Russia's upper house of parliament have advocated applying state pressure to combat a glut of "negative" news that is poisoning the country's image, a news report said Friday.


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MIXED OUTCOMES FOR FEMEN ACTIVISTS IN FRENCH COURT


The Associated Press

PARIS A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathedral but ruled that three security guards who restrained the women were too violent.


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MIKHAIL LERMONTOV WAS MY RELATIVE

ByDavid Aitken
The St. Petersburg Times

My middle name is Learmont, and I am one of the few surviving members of the Scottish family that provided Russia with one of its greatest lyric poets, Mikhail Lermontov. Let me tell you how it all came about.


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MEMORIES OF LYUBIMOV AND MEYERHOLD AT DIRECTORS FUNERAL

By John Freedman
The St. Petersburg Times

Yury Lyubimov once told me about meeting thegreat director Vsevolod Meyerhold. This happened inCambridge, Massachusetts, in1987. I paid Lyubimov avisit totalk about his old friend, theplaywright Nikolai Erdman, but theconversation, naturally andfortunately, took plenty ofdetours.

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'LEVIATHAN' TAKES TOP PRIZE AT LONDON FILM FEST


The St. Petersburg Times

Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev won the top prize at the London Film Festival for his film "Leviathan," a tale of small-town corruption in Russia.


A REQUIEM FOR ANNA AKHMATOVA

By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

St. Petersburgs reputation as the countrys culture capital is not just because of the numerous museums and dazzling architecture but also because of the literature it has inspired. While Pushkin and Dostoevsky are two names that come immediately to mind when people think of Russian literature, lesser-known figures to Western readers have also channeled the citys energy into art.


RED FURY: COMIC BOOKS FINALLY TAKE ROOT IN RUSSIA

By Alexey Eremenko
The St. Petersburg Times

Russias first annual Comic Con has agenuine armored tank, but surprisingly few comics. . It is still ageeks paradise: Tables groan under theweight ofsteampunk merchandise, solemn-faced cosplayers (costume+play) ofboth sexes pose forphotographers, giant screens blast video game ads, anda genuine Soviet lunar rover huddles modestly inthe corner.


BRIT LEWIS HAMILTON WINS RUSSIAS INAUGURAL GRAND PRIX


The Associated Press

British racer Lewis Hamilton cruised tovictory inthe inaugural Russian Grand Prix onSunday, leading a1-2 finish forMercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors title andstretched his lead inthe championship.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, Oct. 20


Amateur pictures from World War I are on display for only one more day at Rosphotos exhibition On Both Sides, chronicling the conflict through the eyes of observers on both sides of the trenches. The price of entrance to the exhibition is 100 rubles ($2.50).



Tuesday, Oct. 21


The Environment, Health and Safety Committee of AmCham convenes this morning at 9 a.m. in the organizations office.


Take the chance to pick the brains of Dmitry V. Krivenok, the deputy director of the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad region, and Mikhail D. Sergeev, the head of the Investment Projects Department, during the meeting with them this morning hosted by SPIBA. RSVP for the event by emailing office@spiba.ru before Oct. 17 if you wish to attend.


Improve your English at Interactive English, the British Book Centers series of lessons on vocabulary and grammar in an informal atmosphere. Starting at 6 p.m., each month draws attention to different topics in English, with the topic for this months lessons being visual arts.



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