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THE NIGHTMARE OF BEING A RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE UKRAINIAN PLAYWRIGHT

By John Freedman
The St. Petersburg Times

"We spoke Russian in our family," Kurochkin says. "But mother studied Ukrainian fine arts. And father studied Ukrainian ethnography. I am very pleased with my parents. Like true Kiev natives they freely switched back and forth between Russian and Ukrainian when it was necessary. I studied in a Ukrainian school. And when I began reading a lot, I often could not remember which of the two languages the books were written in."


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BILLIONAIRE TO SPEND $500 MILLION ON RUSSIAN HISTORY THEME PARK


The St. Petersburg Times

Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeyev has signed an agreement with a French theme park company to build Russia's first historically themed amusement park with investments totaling up to 18 billion rubles ($512 million), Vedomosti reported Monday.


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MALEVICH RETROSPECTIVE A BIG HIT AT TATE MODERN


The St. Petersburg Times

A new museum show dedicated to avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich at the Tate Modern in London has earned rave reviews from British press, with The Sunday Times calling it the exhibition of the year.


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RUSSIA WORLD'S 2ND MOST TRADITIONAL COUNTRY, SURVEY


The St. Petersburg Times

Russia is the second-most traditional country in the world, according to a survey released Wednesday.


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PETROJAZZ: BLENDING JAZZ WITH CHARITY

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Petrojazz, a two-day outdoor event at the Peter and Paul Fortress that blends jazz and world music, opens this weekend for the 10th time. More than 30 bands will perform, including some of the finest acts from Europe, and they will be presented by Vladimir Feyertag, arguably St. Petersburgs most respected jazz music researcher and author.



BRITISH DIRECTOR TAKES ON WAR AND PEACE IN ST. PETE


The St. Petersburg Times

The Mariinsky Theater finished its season with a performance of Sergei Prokofievs War and Peace late Tuesday that would be broadcast the next day in cinemas in six different countries.


USADBA JAZZ RETURNS TO YELAGIN


The St. Petersburg Times

While Petrojazz riffs its way through the weekend, music lovers can also get their fix during Usadba Jazz, Russias largest open-air jazz festival, which returns this weekend to Yelagin Island on July 19 with both Russian and international artists scheduled to perform.


THE FLYING-AWAY DUTCHMAN

By Wabke Waaijer
The St. Petersburg Times

In 1998, when Charles Hoedt traveled to St. Petersburg by train, he carried bags full of food because his mother worried that he would have nothing to eat in a country then stricken by the ruble crisis. More than 15 years later, and after working as a journalist, publisher and promoter, he is now leaving a different Russia with plenty of memories and even better dinners.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Tuesday, July 22


Well-known Russian stylist Liliana Modiliani will introduce visitors to the fashion industry during her free lecture at 7 p.m. at 28 Image-Studio, 68 8th Line of Vasilievsky Island.



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