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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.
  • Belarus cuts 2015 economic growth forecast due to Russian slowdown

    MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus has cut its 2015 economic growth forecast to 0.2-0.7 percent from the previous 2.0 percent because of the economic slowdown in Russia, state news agency Belta quoted Economy Minister Nikolai Snopkov as saying. In recent years,...

    Merkel ally warns SPD against own diplomacy towards Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the foreign minister and his fellow Social Democrats (SPD) against pursuing a more friendly approach towards Russia in the Ukraine crisis, according to Spiegel magazine. "I...

    Rouble decline to continue for two years: Russian ex-minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's rouble, which has fallen almost 30 percent against the dollar this year, will continue to decline over the next two years, Interfax news agency quoted former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin as saying on Saturday. The rouble...

    Russia to seek new partners if Western oil majors leave: minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow will seek new partners in countries that have not imposed sanctions on it if Western oil and gas companies pull out of projects with Russia, RIA news agency quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Saturday. The...