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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.
  • Russian government approves law to clamp down on offshore tax sheltering

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's government has approved a new tax law to clamp down on Russian companies and individuals using offshore tax shelters. The law is part of a range of measures initiated by President Vladimir Putin, and collectively known as...

    Caterham and Marussia to miss next races - Ecclestone

    LONDON (Reuters) - The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next week's U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Saturday. "Neither of those two teams are going to...

    Merkel, Putin express hope for gas talks success on October 29: Kremlin

    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...

    Merkel urges Putin to back swift solution to Ukraine gas row

    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...