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STUDIO NAMED AFTER SOVIET SPACE DOG READIES NEW FILM

By Ali Sar
The St. Petersburg Times

PORTLAND Laika animation studio occupies a huge nondescript building in an industrial complex on the outskirts of this Oregon city. It is far removed from the U.S. entertainment centers of Hollywood and New York.


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LANDSCAPE ART FEST TRANSFORMS RUSSIAN COUNTRYSIDE

By Ivan Nechepurenko
The St. Petersburg Times

When painter Nikolai Polissky and architect Vasily Schetinin moved to the village of Nikola-Lenivets, a four-hour drive south of Moscow, in 1989, they did not know that 15 years later, thousands would head to Russia's largest land art festival, Archstoyanie, which runs Friday to Sunday this week.


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ST. PETERSBURGS CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD

By Galina Stolyarova
The St. Petersburg Times

From gang wars to the avalanche of counterfeit goods this has been the transition that St. Petersburgs criminal underworld has made over the past two decades, according to Andrei Konstantinov, a prominent Russian writer and journalist. The author of the hugely popular Banditsky Petersburg crime series and other detective novels, Konstantinov is also currently serving as an adviser to the governor of St. Petersburg.


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CITY TALES: DIVINE FELINES

By Jonathan Melvin
The St. Petersburg Times

Perhaps it is not as noticeable for St. Petersburg natives but it doesnt take long to realize that this city has an affinity for cats. Those cuddly and sometimes fickle felines permeate almost every aspect of life in this city. Advertisements that dot the citys metro stations love to use cats. In fact, with reference to the placards lining the escalators along that all-too-familiar descent underground, one might recall simple pictures of cats sufficing for what would otherwise be seemingly empty advertising space.


Photo: Gogol Library

LIBRARY ESCAPE

By Olga Kalashnikova
The St. Petersburg Times

In many European cities there has been a growing trend towards spending time and meeting people in libraries, and St. Petersburg is not an exception. The 95-year-old Gogol Library onSredneokhtinsky Prospekthas recently undergone renovations and been transformed from an archaic establishment into a modern cultural center.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, July 28


Dont miss a chance to see the latest achievements in robotics during the RoboDom interactive show, exhibiting more than 150 robots. The show will be at BUM center, 22/2 Gzhatskaya Ulitsa, until Aug. 3. The entrance ticket costs 350 rubles ($10).



Tuesday, July 29


A video of a Queen concert from 1986 will be shown today at 8 p.m. in Yaschik, 50/13 Ligovsky Prospekt.



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