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THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING

By Michele A. Berdy

Зомбирование: zombification .


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RUSSIAN DIRECTOR SEEKS BAN ON HOLLYWOOD MOVIES TO PROTEST U.S. SANCTIONS


The St. Petersburg Times

Russia should target Hollywood to pressure U.S. President Barack Obama into lifting sanctions on the country, prominent Russian movie director Yury Kara said Wednesday.


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TRANSLATORS AFFECTED BY UKRAINE CRISIS

By Nataliya Bokareva
The St. Petersburg Times

Translators of Russian literature were honored at an award ceremony at Moscow’s Pashkov House, where participants warned that international tensions over Ukraine were having an effect on the quiet work of translators too.


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SWEDISH ROCKER TO FRONT QUEERFEST

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Queerfest, an annual celebration of LGBT art and culture opening in St. Petersburg this week, will return to the city center after being forced last year to relocate to the city’s northeastern outskirts. Due to an increase in hostility toward the LGBT community in Russia last year, downtown venues refused to host the festival, citing reasons such as repair works, being booked or simply failing to answer requests.


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AVANT-GARDE MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Arthur Brown, Henry Kaiser and Dror Feiler will perform at the Aposition avant-garde music festival, which opens in St. Petersburg on Thursday. Held for the 10th time, Aposition will feature musicians from different music genres from across 10 different countries.

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SINGER RUFUS WAINWRIGHT SLAMS RUSSIA'S 'GAY PROPAGANDA' LAW AT CONCERT


The St. Petersburg Times

American singer Rufus Wainwright condemned a Russian law forbidding the promotion of homosexual relations to minors during a concert in Moscow on Thursday, saying it was "disgusting," to a storm of applause.


ALEXANDER PUSHKIN: A DUEL TO THE DEATH

By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

Alexander Pushkin is a giant of Russian literature and considered the father of the modern Russian language. And just as his life remains the subject of numerous myths, the circumstances of his death have become similarly dramatized.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Tuesday, Sept. 23


Marina Suhih, Director of the External Communications Department at Rostelecom North-West, and Yana Donskaya, HR Director for Northern Capital Gateway are just some of the confirmed participants of today’s round table discussion on “Interaction with Trade Unions” being hosted by SPIBA. Confirm your attendance with SPIBA by Sept. 22.


Kino Expo 2014, an international film industry convention, will be at LenExpo from today until Sept. 26. The third largest exhibition of film equipment in the world, the expo focuses on not only Russia but former Soviet republics as well.



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