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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.
  • Pathologist tells Litvinenko inquiry that radiation made autopsy the most hazardous ever

    The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist said...

    Ukraine separatists claim key new victory is within grasp as they surround key railway hub

    Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. Eduard Basurin, the deputy commander of the...

    Putin goes all in as Ukraine fights for funding to avert default

    Vladimir Putin is playing for keeps in Ukraine and he might bankrupt the country to get what he wants. As fighting flares anew in the 10-month-old conflict and the death toll mounts, that's the assessment of analysts in Ukraine and New York, as well as...

    U.S. says it's ready to press Russia amid renewed Ukraine unrest

    Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the U.S. is "prepared to do more" to press Russia after battles between Ukrainian troops and separatists intensified to the deadliest in almost five months. Speaking in Kiev on Wednesday, Lew reiterated plans for as...