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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.
  • TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties

    Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of Russia's orbit? The Kiev government has enjoyed EU and U.S. support as it strives to...

    14 indicted in corruption probe of FIFA; World Cup votes probed

    14 indicted in corruption probe of FIFA; World Cup votes probed
    Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted"...

    THE LATEST: US: Corruption allegations not tied to FIFA vote

    The Latest on FIFA developments: ___ 5:45 p.m. (1545 GMT, 11:45 a.m. EDT) U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says FIFA's looming presidential election — set for Friday — played no role in the timing of U.S. officials' decision to unveil...

    Russia sports minister on 2018 World Cup: We have 'nothing to hide'

    Russia sports minister on 2018 World Cup: We have 'nothing to hide'
    Following the indictment of nine FIFA members and five corporate executives tied to soccer's governing body on corruption charges Wednesday, Russia's top sports official says the country has "nothing to hide" in regard to how it was awarded the 2018 World...