Thursday, October 23, 2014
 
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YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

By Michele A. Berdy

: Yeah, right; forsure; I hear ya .


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AMERICAN ACTOR ATTRIBUTES SUCCESS TO RUSSIA

By Ali Sar
The St. Petersburg Times

One of the actors sharing the co-starring roles with Brad Pitt in Sonys new film Fury attributes his acting success to his training and education in Russia.


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MASTER AND MARGARITA REBORN AS MUSICAL

By Larisa Kempbell
The St. Petersburg Times

The Master and Margarita, one of the most famous and controversial novels in 20th-century Russian literature, comes to life as a musical on the stage of the St. Petersburg Music Hall.


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PETERS CABINET OF ODDITIES

By Jonathan Melvin
The St. Petersburg Times

As fall sets in around the city and with Halloween just around the corner, St. Petersburgs dwellers will undoubtedly begin to feel the buzz of a supernatural excitement and curiosity. Those who seek to indulge themselves in such pleasures will surely benefit from a visit to one of St. Petersburgs most famous museums the Kunstkamera. With the popularity of the supernatural having exploded within the past decade, the Kunstkamera has certainly benefited from the phenomenon. Vampires and werewolves aside, it doesnt take a televised marathon of supernatural adventures to spark the natural human curiosity towards the abnormalities and oddities of this world.


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WORLD-FAMOUS CIRCUS SEES COMEBACK

By Olga Grishina
The St. Petersburg Times

Sunday marked the end of Tamerlan Nugzarovs equestrian circus cycle of performances that began on Sept. 20.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Wednesday, Oct. 22


English teachers can expect to receive a few useful pointers today from Evgeny Kalashnikov, the British Council regional teacher, during the EFL Seminar this afternoon hosted by the British Book Center. The topic of todays seminar is Grammar Practice.


Young Petersburgers will get the chance to jumpstart their careers at Professional Growth, a job fair and forum featuring more than 40 major Russian and international companies vying for potential candidates for future positions. The forum not only is a chance to network but also to learn more about the modern business world and to understand what it takes to get the job you want.



Thursday, Oct. 23


AmChams Public Relations Committee meeting is scheduled to meet this morning at 9 a.m. in their office in the New St. Isaac Office Center.


Sportsmen get their chance to stock up on all kinds of gear at the Hunting and Fishing 2014 exhibition starting today at Lenexpo. Everything from rods and reels to boats, motorcycles and equipment for underwater hunting will be on sale so that any avid outdoorsman can always be prepared.



Friday, Oct. 24


SPIBAs ongoing Breakfast with the Director series continues today, featuring Tomas Hajek, Managing Director of the Northwest Division at Danone Russia. Hajek will be discussing collaborations between businesses from different cultures. The meeting is at 9 a.m. at the Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel and all who wish to attend must confirm their participation by Oct. 23.


Get your gong on at Sounds of the Universe, a concert at the city planetarium this evening incorporating six different gongs to create relaxing songs that will transport you upwards into the stratosphere. Tickets are 700 rubles ($17).



Saturday, Oct. 25


AVA Expo, the eighth edition of the event revolving around all things pop culture, returns to Lenexpo this weekend. Geeks, nerds, dweebs and dorks will have their chance to talk science fiction and explore a variety of international pop culture. Tickets for the event can be purchased on their website at avaexpo.ru.



Sunday, Oct. 26


Zenit St. Petersburg returns home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Mordovia Saransk in a Russian Premier League game. Currently at the top of the league thanks to their undefeated start to the season, the northern club hopes to extend the gap between them and second-place CSKA Moscow and win the title for the first time in three years. Tickets are available at the stadium box office or on the clubs website.



Monday, Oct. 27


Today marks the end of the art exhibit Neophobia at the Erarta Museum. Artists Alexey Semichov and Andrei Kuzmin took a neo-modernist approach to represent the array of fears that are ever-present throughout our lives. Tickets are 200 rubles ($4.90).



Tuesday, Oct. 28


The Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel plays host to SPIBAs Marketing and Communications Committees round table discussion on Government Relations Practices in Russia this morning. The discussion starts at 9:30 a.m. and participation must be confirmed by Oct. 24.



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