Story | Oct 23, 2014 | 11:36 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 | Oct 24, 2014 | 2:36 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of reaching an agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine in a telephone call, the Kremlin said on Friday. "A hope was expressed that the next round...
Story | Oct 24, 2014 | 5:30 AM
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Friday to support a quick solution to Moscow's gas row with Ukraine before winter sets in, her office said in a statement. Moscow and Kiev have...
Story | Oct 24, 2014 | 6:04 AM
LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the West on Friday for the conflict in Ukraine and denied accusations of empire building or trying to undermine the sovereignty of neighboring countries. In a speech to a group of...