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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.
  • U.S.-based emerging market stock funds see $831 million outflows in week: Lipper

    Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $831 million out of emerging market stock funds through the week ended Dec. 17, the third straight week of ouflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Emerging market debt funds saw outflows...

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia

    European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine. "We must go beyond being reactive...

    Japan finance minister: hope Russia to prevent recurrence of 1998 crisis

    Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he expects the Russian government will prevent falls in its currency from leading to the kind of financial crisis seen in 1998. Speaking to reporters after a regular cabinet meeting, Aso also said that...

    Wust skates among the greats after Sochi

    Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust's haul of five medals in Sochi equaled the biggest individual tally at a single Winter Games and cast her amongst the Olympic greats, but it offered no guarantees about her funding to carry on. The 28-year-old was lauded with...