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  • 'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College

    'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College
    There 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.
  • Ukraine to ask UN states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

    Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body's member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters on Friday that Ukraine will submit a draft resolution to the U....

    Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east in onslaught against army troops

    Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub. A soldier wounded in combat for the town, Vuhlehirsk, said...

    Trudy Rubin: Ukraine needs military aid

    The rockets that killed dozens of civilians in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol last weekend also blew up the futile Western strategy for stopping Russian aggression in Ukraine. President Barack Obama and his European allies desperately hoped that...

    Moscow luxury-hotel occupancy falls to five-year low, JLL says

    MOSCOW The occupancy rate in Moscow luxury hotels last year fell to the lowest in five years as geopolitical tensions discouraged visitors, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. said. The average rate for luxury hotels including those run by Marriott International...