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Myths about Russia

Myths about Russia

By Vladimir Medinskiy

Release: 8 May 2014

Russia’s rich history is full of secrets: there’s not another country in the world with so many skeletons in its closet. Vladimir Medinskiy’s new book offers the reader an opportunity to get better acquainted with some myths about Russia in a quick, easy and entertaining way.

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Adam Smith Conferences 2014 Programme

Since 1992 the Adam Smith Conferences have been developing a range of high-calibre industry forums, which attract thousands of key decision makers from governments and industry each year. Many of these events are now the established annual gatherings for industry players, which offer unrivalled insights into market trends and developments, investment opportunities, and commercial strategies for success.

Adam Smith Conferences have provided platforms for debate across many industry sectors including: energy, transport, banking & financial services, retail and FMCG, real estate, investments, pharmaceuticals, mining & metals, pulp & paper, automotive, agribusiness and IT.


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Moscow Never Sleeps: the Volatile Intersections of Contemporary Muscovites

RussianMind spoke to Michael Masterovoy, the producer of Moscow Never Sleeps, the feature film in Russian is a multi-narrative drama about the hidden bonds that connect us all. The film follows the intimate lives of five people and depicts a cross-section of Moscow society.

RussianMind:  Tell me about the film’s origins. What inspired Moscow Never Sleeps?  

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Catherine Merridale. Red Fortress: The Kremlin in Russian History

Russian Mind spoke to Catherine Merridale, Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary University of London, about her new publication Red Fortress: The Kremlin in Russian History.

Russian Mind: What first attracted you to write about Russian history?

Catherine Merridale: I learnt Russian when I was at school. It was complete serendipity, and learning the language was such a pleasure that I got hooked.

RM: You’re latest book is on the history of the Kremlin. Why did you choose this subject?

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Moscow State Circus New UK Tour – April – July 2014

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest & greatest production to date, set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural & artistic quarter ‘PARK GORKOGO’ (Gorky Park) is the perfect seasonal back drop for what is undoubtedly the greatest & most famous circus on earth.

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Book Presentation: Selling Russia's Treasures

1 May 2014 from 16:00 to 18:30

MacDougall's Fine Art Auctions (30A Charles II St, London SW1Y 4AE)

Ticket price of £40 donation in aid of the RACACU*

London Bespoke in partnership with Art Newspaper Russian is delighted to invite you to the presentation of the book “Selling Russia’s Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art, 1917-1938”.

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“Three Sisters” and “Uncle Vanya” by Anton Chekhov and Andrei Konchalovsky

The internationally renowned film and theatre director, producer and screenwriter, Andrei Konchalovsky, will transfer his productions of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters from Moscow’s Mossovet State Theatre to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre between the 23rd April and the 3rd May 2014.

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Russian rockband “Zveri” in London - 11 April

Russian rockband “Zveri”, celebrating its 10th birthday, will perform their best hits live in London! The band represents the ultimate combination of rock, pop and punk music. Their appearance is not just a concert, but an event of celebration of youthful, energetic sounds. Electrical atmosphere of their concerts always does the job of making everyone present forget all about their worries and simply enjoy themselves.