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City Hunter: Russian Madonnari in Moscow Retro Park
We continue to observe curious events that are held in Russian cities. Recently, an amazing one-day street festival has taken place in one of Moscow parks. Russian artists, the so-called madonnari, decorated the park alleys with beautiful 3D pictures. Read this article to find out more about the festival, the originate of Madonnari art and the history of street painting.
--04-07-2012--


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No More Floating on Rubber Women in Russia
Local authorities of the Leningrad region have prohibited holding of the Bubble Baba Challenge - a river race on rubber women, which has a 10-years-old history.
--28-08-2012--
Flower Show to be Held in Moscow Park
The first Moscow International Festival of Gardens and Flowers will take place in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure July 3-8, 2012. The organizers are going to create the Russian equivalent of the annual Chelsea Flower Show.
--29-06-2012--
Parade of Old Ships to be Held in Veliky Novgorod
The parade of old ships and other events dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of Russian statehood will be held in Veliky Novgorod on September 21-23, 2012.
--20-06-2012--
Gastronomic Festival to be Held in Moscow
The gastronomic festival FEST EDAkov will take place in Moscow at the end of June. Guests will be able to taste various dishes and enjoy rich entertainment program.
--13-06-2012--
Viking Festival to be Held in St. Petersburg
The open-air festival Legends of Norwegian Vikings will take place May 18-20, 2012 on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.
--11-05-2012--
St. Patrick's Day to be Celebrated in Russia
The Irish Week Festival, started in Moscow March 14, is going to demonstrate to the public all that Ireland is proud of. Three big events dedicated to St. Patrick's Day will take place in the Russian capital.
--16-03-2012--
Annual Jeep Expedition Started around Lake Baikal
The annual jeep expedition Baikal Trophy 2012 started in the settlement of Listvyanka, Irkutsk region. Ten crews decided to take part in the extreme journey across the frozen surface of the lake.
--12-03-2012--
Tourist Festival to be Held in Pskov
The traditional festival Gardarika will open a new tourist season in Pskov May 5-6. Guests will be able to find out about new towns and events of the Pskov region.
--11-03-2012--
Manchester Days Celebration Started in St. Petersburg
Today, St. Petersburg marks 50 years of collaboration with Manchester. The delegation from the UK, headed by Harold Lyons, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, will take part in the celebrations running until March 8.
--06-03-2012--
Tourists Are Welcomed to Enjoy Orchid Festival
The 3d Winter Festival of Orchids is held at Moscow State University's Botanical Garden (known as Aptekarsky Ogorod). Guests can admire blooming orchids of incredible shapes and colors until March 18.
--05-03-2012--
Yekaterinburg to Celebrate Russian Vodka Birthday
At the end of January Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev defended his dissertation on Russian vodka's composition. The birthday of this drink will be soon celebrated in Yekaterinburg.
--18-01-2012--
Russia Will Take Part in World Snow Day
Russia ia among 39 countries, which are going to participate in the first World Snow Day, initiated by the International Ski Federation. The event will be held January 22, 2012.
--12-01-2012--
Moscow Brewing Company Offers New Year Free Tours
Tourists and locals are welcomed to take part in free beer tasting tours at Moscow Brewing Company during New Year holidays.
--26-12-2011--
Luxury Golf Club to Appear in Leningrad Region
A luxury golf club for ?26 million will be built near the village Gorki, not far from St. Petersburg.
--22-12-2011--
Christmas Workshops for Children Offered at Winzavod
Don't forget about your children during winter holidays in Russia and visit one of the creative Christmas workshops that will take place on the territory of Winzavod Centre of Contemporary Art.
--14-12-2011--
The Day of Folk Tale to Appear In Russia
A new event will appear in the calendar of Russian tourism the Day of Folk Tale is going to be marked on March 7.
--13-12-2011--
Retail in Russia 2011 Conference: Perspectives for Digital Future
The 7th international conference, Retail in Russia, organised by the Vedomosti newspaper, plans to discuss the perspectives for development for traditional retail and e-commerce, quality control, and investment opportunities. This one-day business event takes place on December 15, 2011.
--09-12-2011--
Francisco Goya Exhibition to Open in Perm
The exhibition of famous Spanish painter Francisco Goya will be opened tomorrow at Perm Art Gallery. A series of aquatint prints will come to Perm from Chelyabinsk.
--06-12-2011--
The Day of Russian Military Glory: The Moscow Battle, December 5, 1941
2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Battle on December 5th. For the first time since the invasion of Hitler's forces on June 22, the Soviet forces took on the offensive and pushed the Fascist army away from the heart of the country.
--05-12-2011--
Kuzbass Chooses Its Seven Wonders
A contest Seven wonders of Kuzbass takes place in Russia on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the Kemerovo region. The results will be announced on March 1, 2012.
--02-12-2011--
Magicians Festival to be Held in Yekaterinburg
The great festival "Magic Extravaganza: Old Hottabych. The School of magicians" will be presented on November 26 in the Variety Theatre of Yekaterinburg.
--22-11-2011--
Father Frost Celebrates His Birthday Today
Father Frost also known as Russian Santa Claus celebrates birthday in his residence in Veliky Ustyug today. He will light up the first Christmas tree and then start off his holiday trip to Russia and other countries.
--18-11-2011--
Russian Metro Started Speak English
International Metro Week has started in St.Petersburg. During November 14-20 all train announcements will be duplicated in English for the comfort of foreign tourists.
--16-11-2011--
Concerts for Pregnant Women Will be Held in Tomsk
Tomsk Philharmonic will organize a series of concerts for pregnant women. Music experts have selected special compositions, which have a positive effect on child development.
--15-11-2011--
Dostoevsky's Petersburg in Free Audio Guide
On the occasion of 190th anniversary birth of great Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky you can free download an audio guide Following heroes of Dostoevsky so that to discover new sites of northern capital. This and other guides soon to be translated into English.
--09-11-2011--
Moscow Museums Free to Visit During Winter Holidays
Moscow museums will offer free access during the New Year's holidays and every third Sunday of the month. The authorities have presented the list of available attractions.
--08-11-2011--
Kaliningrad Region Opens New Recreation Area
New family holiday park Amberland will be built on the Baltic Sea coast. It will be located not far from Kaliningrad, in the resort town Pionersky.
--07-11-2011--
Japanese Animation Festival to be Held in Krasnodar
Japanese animation movies will be shown in Krasnodar cinema Aurora from 14 to 16 November. Films will be also watched in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other 27 Russian cities.
--03-11-2011--
The Bolshoi Theatre Opens with Scandalous Premiere
The Bolshoi Theatre has shown the first premiere since its historical reopening - an opera "Ruslan and Lyudmila", which combined traditional and modern elements.
--03-11-2011--
"Beaming Angel" to Descend Over Moscow
On November 4, an International Charitable Festival "Beaming Angel" will open in Moscow Cinema Center on Krasnaya Presnya. This year the festival's motto is "Kind Cinema Returns".
--01-11-2011--
Youtube to Show the Bolshoi Theatre's Reopening
The official Bolshoi Theatre's channel on Youtube will be broadcasting live from the reopening ceremony and gala performance this Friday, October 28.
--27-10-2011--
St. Basils Cathedral Underground Labyrinths are First Opened for Visitors
From October 12 the underground labyrinths of St. Basils Cathedral became opened for visitors for the first time. The completion of restoration works is timed to the 450th anniversary of building the Cathedral.
--13-10-2011--
Chelyabinsk to Celebrate John Lennon's Birthday
The concert, dedicated to John Lennon, will take place on 10 October in Chelyabinsk. Fans are going to celebrate the birthday of the British singer, who could be 71 years this autumn.
--07-10-2011--
Kira Knightley to Become Anna Karenina
The Working Title Films company has started the filming of the screen version of Lev Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" book. Famous Hollywood actors Kira Knightley and Jude Law are to play the main roles.
--06-10-2011--
Russians Have Chosen the Best Place for Ecotourism
Russian people consider Baikal Lake to be the best ecotourism destination. The choice was made by a vote on My planet travel awards web-site, which reflects the preferences of Russian tourist.
--06-10-2011--
User Experience 2011 to Share Up-today Trends and Innovations in Moscow
User Experience Community Russia will take place in Digital October in Moscow on October 6-8. At the 5th anniversary conference speakers from the U.S., Japan and Russia will talk about future trends and perspectives.
--05-10-2011--
Exhibition of Annie Leibovitz to be Held in Moscow
October, 11th, 2011 in Moscow will see the opening of a photo exhibition of Annie Leibovitz one of the most popular photographers of our days.
--05-10-2011--
Russian Company Offers the Shortest World Cruise
"Poseidon Expeditions" attracts tourist with an expeditionary travel to the North Pole on the icebreaker 50 Years of Victory. The voyage will last for 12 days.
--05-10-2011--
Rally of Moscow Defenders: Absurdity, Meanness and Ignorance Rule in Moscow
On Saturday the public movement Arkhnadzor organized a rally to protect the historical heritage of old Moscow under the motto: Stop breaking our city!
--03-10-2011--
Natalya Vodianova Invites Children to the "SpongeBob's World"
Natalya Vodianova's charitable foundation "Naked Hearts" with the support of Nickelodeon Channel has organized a big festival for disabled children at the unique design factory "Flakon" in Moscow.
--03-10-2011--
Tourists Will Enjoy Puppet Show During Cruise in Russia
Mosturflot prepares a new project. Appearing in May 2012 the first in Russia floating puppet theatre will occupy the ship Slavyanov.
--03-10-2011--
Djanna Tutundjan Museum to Appear in Vologda
A personal exhibition of the Peoples Artist of Russia Djanna Tutundjan has been opened in Vologda.
--29-09-2011--
Exhibition of Boris Grigoriev Opens in the Tretyakov Gallery
Personal exhibition of Boris Grigoriev one of the best representatives of the first wave of Russian emigration - has opened in the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Gallery.
--28-09-2011--
Moscow Failed Car Free Day Again
For the fourth time Russian capital has joined the World Car-Free Day. However, this morning Muscovites were stuck in traffic jams as usual.
--22-09-2011--
Turgoyak Lake Will Become The Character Of The Movie " 100 Wonders Of Russia "
Taking group of the First Russian informative channel " My Planet " started working at film about Turgoyak Lake, situated in the region of Chelyabinsk. The group has come to Miass.
--15-09-2011--
Gay Christians to Gather in St. Petersburg
Lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender Christians from all over Eastern Europe are going to meet in St. Petersburg for a forum on September 16-18.
--14-09-2011--
Portraits of People with Down Syndrome Exhibited in Moscow
The exhibition Loved ones runs in the Photographic Centre Lumiere Brothers in Moscow.
--09-09-2011--
Future Forest Rangers Gather in Yugra
XI Open Gathering of school forestries and ecological associations opened in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area (Yugra) on Monday.
--09-09-2011--
Poiret - King of Fashion - Exhibited in Moscow Kremlin
Unique exhibition Poiret - the King of Fashion dedicated to the creativity of the outstanding French fashion designer Paul Poiret starts in the Museums of the Moscow Kremlin.
--08-09-2011--
Rock Musicians Release Album in Support of Journalist Artemy Troitsky
Russian rock musicians have released the album For Troitsky to support the musical critic Artemy Troitsky, who is currently sued for his sharp critical remarks.
--06-09-2011--
Updated Miniature Of the Perfomance of Nacho Duato Will Be Shown In Moscow
Outstanding Russian ballet dancers Svetlana Lun'kina and Leonid Sarafanov will perform a duet " Lost Heart ", choreographed by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato. The perfomance will be shown within the bounds of the programme " Kremlin Gala. Stars of the 21st Century ".
--06-09-2011--
Exhibition Dedicated to Polar Explorer Fridtjof Nansen to be Held in Petersburg
Exhibition Fridtjof Nansen for Peace and Reconciliation dedicated to the 150th anniversary since the birth of the well-known Norwegian scientist will be opened in the Russias Political History Museum.
--06-09-2011--
Edward Kochergin Takes Dovlatov Award
Petersburg writer and theatre artist Edward Kochergin has become the winner of the Sergei Dovlatov Award.
--05-09-2011--
Russia Has Switched to 9 Times Zones
Nine time zones were introduced in Russia on September 1. This division was established by the President Act on June 3, 2011 and changed 11- time- belt Soviet system of 1919.
--02-09-2011--
1150th Anniversary of Russia Will Be Celebrated In Novgorod
In 2012 big celebration is going to be held in ancient Russian city Novgorod,the symbol of origin of Russian statehood.The event will take place from the 21st to the 23rd of September.
--01-09-2011--
Plastic Killer Monsters in Moscow
Activists from the EKA environmental movement are starting a long-term crusade against carrier bags with a flashmob on Moscow's Pushkinskaya Square on Thursday.
--26-08-2011--
Kazan Picks up the Baton from Shenzhen
Russia has officially assumed the mantle of holding the next Summer University Games in Kazan in 2013.
--25-08-2011--
Fantastic 4D Show in Moscow
On the occasion of the Moscow City Day, which will be celebrated on the first weekend of September, the Russian capital's authorities are going to make all the citizens and tourists a very generous present - the unique panoramic and scenic show.
--23-08-2011--
Chris Pureka to Tour around Russia
The end of September 2011 will be marked by an unprecedented event for Russian music lovers - a large-scale joint tour of American and Russian folk singers. Olga Chikina and Chris Pureka - two bright representatives of the music trend called singer-songwriting - will give several gigs in a row in Russian cities.
--23-08-2011--
Vikings and Naval Battles in Moscow
A festival named "Times and epochs. Ancient Russia with your own eyes" will be held on 2-4 September in Moscow's Kolomenskoye culture preserve.
--22-08-2011--
MAKS 2011 Closed with $10 billion Contracts Signed
Over $10 billion contracts were signed on International Aviation and Space salon MAKS 2011. It is a record sum in comparison with previous years.
--21-08-2011--
MAKS 2011 is Opened in Zhukovsky
International Aviation and Space salon MAKS 2011 has been opened in Zhukovsky today. Over two hundred new Russian and foreign air jets will be presented there.
--17-08-2011--
Ilya Lagutenko to Put Vladivostok into Guinness Book of Records
Ilya Lagutenko with his band Mumiy Troll is going to undertake an unprecedented action on September, 1st this year.
--16-08-2011--
Moscow's Flugtag Attracts Record Crowds of Citizens
More than 100,000 people has come to see funny flying machines, its creative pilots and breathtaking fallings at the Red Bull Flugtag event at Moscow River's Strogino floodplain.
--16-08-2011--
Two Chess Kings to Fight for the Crown in Moscow
The match between World Champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and his official challenger Boris Gelfand (Israel) will be held at Skolkovo in May 2012, Chess Federation President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said Tuesday.
--16-08-2011--
" Ballet Stars Of the 21st Century" Will Open the Ballet Season in Russia
Unique choreographic perfomance Kremlin Gala " Ballet stars of the 21st Century" will take place in the State Kremlin Palace on the 17th and 18th of September. The concert will open the ballet season in Russia and will be held within the bounds of the famous international project " Ballet Stars of the 21st Century".
--10-08-2011--
Elena by Zvyagintsev Takes Three Prizes at Film Festival in RSA
Andrei Zvyagintsevs film Elena, which premiered and won the Jurys Prize at the Cannes competition Special View, has also taken three prizes at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (Republic of South Africa) held from 21st to 31st July.
--10-08-2011--
Russian Capital to Host International Art Fair ART MOSCOW
From 21 to 25 September, 2011 the Central House of Artist will be the venue of the International fair R MOSCOW, a major event of the Russian art market with the focus on modern actual art.
--08-08-2011--
Lighting Candles for Ossetian War Victims
387 candles were lighted in the Patriarch Ponds in memory of Ossetian war victims.
--08-08-2011--
Two Protest Actions Against the Petrol Price Surge in Moscow
Yesterday in Moscow there were two protest actions against the petrol's price surge.
--05-08-2011--
Nearly 800 Companies to Take Part in MAKS 2011
793 companies out of 40 counties are to take part at the International Aviation and Space salon MAKS 2011, which will be held at the exhibition site of TEC Russia in Zhukovsky, Moscow region in August 16 21, 2011.
--04-08-2011--
Bastille Day Celebrated in Russia
July 14th marks the 222nd anniversary of the Bastille Day - the day the French Old regime collapsed in 1789.
--14-07-2011--
A Unique Night Bike Tour
At night July, 16, a bike tour will take place in St. Petersburg. Velonotte Pietrogrado will gather many fans of cycling.
--28-06-2011--





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