Story | Nov 23, 2014 | 7:01 PM
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Story | Nov 19, 2013 | 1:45 PMThere are few films in which time barrels forward as relentlessly as in Aleksandr Sokurov's Russian Ark, and yet there are also few where it swirls so mysteriously. The forward motion comes from Sokurov's famous record-breaking filming method — given the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to film in for one day, Sokurov devised a single, continuous 96-minute shot in which we follow an unseen narrator (voiced by Sokurov) and the French Marquis de Custine (Sergey Dreiden) as they weave their way through the museum's majestic halls and the choreographed movements of 2,000 extras and three orchestras.
Story | Nov 22, 2014 | 11:07 PM
By Lidia Kelly and Oksana Kobzeva MOSCOW (Reuters) - With Russia's economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as...
Story | Nov 23, 2014 | 1:59 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will arrive in Vienna on Sunday evening to take part in international talks on Iran's nuclear program, TASS news agency quoted a source with Russian delegation as saying. Lavrov earlier...
Story | Nov 23, 2014 | 3:39 AM
By Alexander Tanas CHISINAU (Reuters) - An election in ex-Soviet Moldova next weekend will decide how closely it sticks to its path of European integration in defiance of Russia, as neighboring Ukraine struggles to handle a war triggered by following a...