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    Vladimir79

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    Entertainment and Arts

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:40 am

    If you all missed it, this year Russia won Ms. Universe and Mr. Universe.  We rock...  russia  cheers
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    Post  Jelena on Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:13 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:If you all missed it, this year Russia won Ms. Universe and Mr. Universe. We rock... russia cheers

    Congrats Russia russia

    Russian females are famous world wide for their beauty. Interesting fact is, that Russian men are not recognized as such while I find them very attractive Wink
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    Ill be back

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    Top 10 TV Series In Russia

    Post  Sujoy on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:11 am





    Amedia, has signed a five-year output deal with HBO, giving it exclusive rights to some of the most popular HBO series: Game of Thrones, Newsroom, Girls, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire. Amedia will use the content for its own cable channel Amedia Premium, which will be available in the country’s leading digital TV packages starting on May 31, Alexander Akopov, Amedia General Director, told Vedomosti.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:42 am

    Interesting... I don't watch any of those...


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    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:23 pm

    Only Game of thrones....but not on TV pirat Very Happy
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    Post  Sujoy on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:20 pm

    Saw the first 2 seasons of Homeland and found it's off beat theme refreshing .

    That said , am more of a Person Of Interest fan .
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    Post  Regular on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:55 pm

    Where is "Во все тяжкие" ? Smile Is it less popular than "True blood"??
    Still, the best channel in Russia is rutracker torrents )))
    Best Russian show I've ever seen was Liquidation (miniseries). Would be interested to some of You, here is description

    The year is 1946. World War II is over, but it doesn't mean that there is no one to fight with. The post-war city of Odessa is ruled by serial killer prison-escapees and former Nazi collaborators. Fallen into disfavor, Marshal Zhoukov is sent to Odessa by Joseph Stalin to handle the situation. Together with the head of the local criminal investigation unit, David Gottsman, Zhoukov begins a special operation under the code name "Liquidation

    Sorry, no English version.
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    Post  TR1 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:56 pm

    The Game of Thrones episode...last night....dear god.

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    Russia Day

    Post  Austin on Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:21 am

    Happy Russia Day to all my Russian Friends Smile
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:13 pm

    Putin to award State Prizes for 2013

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will award on Thursday, the Day of Russia, State Prizes for 2013 in the areas of science and technology, literature and arts, and humanitarian activities, the Kremlin press service said.

    The awarding ceremony will be traditionally held at the Big Kremlin Palace, ITAR-TASS reports.

    State Prizes for 2013 were conferred on eight outstanding people of science and culture. Thus, prizes in the area of literature and arts were awarded to: Anton Zlatopolsky and Leonid Vereshchagin (film producers) and Nikolai Lebedev (film director) for Legend No 17 film; writer and patriarch of Russian literature Fazil Iskander; and world-acclaimed musician Yuri Bashmet.

    Prizes in the area of science and technology were awarded to scientists Anatoly Grigoryev for the development and practical implementation of the system of medical care for space crews during long space flights, and Viktor Maslov, a world-acclaimed mechanical engineer and mathematician, for the contribution to the development of mathematical fundamentals of thermodynamics. “Achievements of these scientists have tremendous significance for the development of science and technologies,” Andrei Furskenko, an aide to the Russian president, said earlier.

    The State Prize for humanitarian activities in 2013 was awarded by Yevgeny Primakov, a prominent public figure and diplomat. According to Fursenko, the decision to award the State Prize to Primakov “was practically unanimous.”

    The State Prize signifies supreme recognition of the merits of science and culture professionals to society and the state.

    It is the main Russian prize which inherited the name in 1992 from the State Prize of the RSFSR, a former Soviet republic. In its current format, the system of State Prizes was finally formed in 2004-2006: four State Prizes in the area of science and technologies, three State Prizes in the area of literature and arts and one State Prize in the area of humanitarian activities are awarded every year.

    A winner receives a monetary reward of five million roubles (145,550 U.S. dollars), a certificate, a badge of honour, as well as a dress coat sign. If success in this or that field of endeavour has been achieved through the efforts of several persons, the State Prize may be awarded to a team consisting of not more than three members. In that case the money reward is shared equally among the team members.

    A ceremony marking the presentation of State Prizes is traditionally held in the Kremlin on the Day of Russia, June 12, with President attending.
    Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_12/Putin-to-award-State-Prizes-for-2013-3635/
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:20 pm

    Russia’s largest national flag to be unfolded in Moscow

    MOSCOW, June 11. /ITAR-TASS/. A giant national flag of Russia, embracing an area of over 1,000 square meters (over 10,760 square feet), will be unfolded on Wednesday at a stadium in the capital of Moscow as part of the festivities to celebrate the Day of Russia on June 12.

    The event, which will be held at the Moskvich (Muscovite) stadium in the southeast of the Russian capital and called The Largest Flag of Russia, is expected to be attended by some 1,500 people, including over 40 dignitary guests.

    The exact size of the flag, which is expected to enter Russia’s book of records, is 26 by 40 meters (85X131 feet). Following the presentation in Moscow, the flag will go on a relay across the Russian cities.

    The Largest Flag of Russia event is organized by the Regional Development Ministry, International Environmental Movement Terra Viva and the Russian Municipal Academy.

    Last year Russia broke the Guinness world record for the largest human national flag, which an image of the national flag was formed by 26,904 people on the Zolotoy Bridge in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok.

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    Arts and Living

    Post  Vann7 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:41 am

    Interview of the miss universe 2015 celebrating in Miami florida.



    as  bonus..

    Miss Ukraine..  



    It will be interesting to see if miss RUssia and miss Ukraine talk to each other
    that will be priceless to see  that.. i can't imagine how ackward will be to ask her
    about the war in their country.. she will lose the smile for sure..

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    Post  Firebird on Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:09 am

    Vann7 wrote:Interview of the miss universe 2015 celebrating in Miami florida.



    as  bonus..

    Miss Ukraine..  



    It will be interesting to see if miss RUssia and miss Ukraine talk to each other
    that will be priceless to see  that.. i can't imagine how ackward will be to ask her
    about the war in their country.. she will lose the smile for sure..

    Well she was born in Kharkov and speaks Russian. I haven't listened to the vid, but she could be substantially MORE pro Russian than Miss Russia. I mean I have family from Kiev (and some of the W areas of the Ukr, further back) but I'd want the Ukr and Ru reunified, and the Lvov Fascists bombed into oblibvion.

    Altho is the surname Western/Central Ukrainian?

    Anyway, I think that East Slavic women are the hottest in the World.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:06 pm

    'Masha and the Bear' wins a 'children’s Oscar'

    The popular Russian animated series took the prize for Best Animation at the Kidscreen Awards.

    The Russian animated series “Masha and the Bear” has won the award for Best Animation in the Creative Talent category at the prestigious Kidscreen Awards 2015, which took place last month in Miami.

    "This is practically the first recognition that a Russian animation series has ever received on an international, professional level. This award, which in a way is an analog to the children's Oscar for the TV industry, says that Russian animation has entered a completely new level," said series producer Dmitri Loveiko.

    Russian animation is slowly attracting international recognition, although art-house animation has been more successful recently than commercial animation.

    Last year, Svetlana Razgulyaeva's “Why the Banana Snarls” took part in one of the competition programs of the Berlin Film Festival; Dina Velikovskaya's “My Strange Grandfather” received the award for Best Animation Film at the Amarcort Short Movie Festival in Rimini, Italy; and Constantine Bronzit's “We Can’t Live Withouth Space” was the best short film at the Cinanima's International Program in Espinho in Portugal. Olesya Schukina's “The Elephant and the Bicycle” took eight prizes at festivals all over the world in 2014, participating in competitions from the UK to China.

    Distribution and screening rights to “Masha and the Bear” were sold to Turner Broadcasting (Cartoon Network), France Television, KIKA, Sony Music and NBC Universal. On YouTube, the series’ channel was ranked 20th in the list of the most popular YouTube channels of 2014. Episodes of “Masha and the Bear” have been viewed on YouTube more than 2.5 billion times. Two other Russian cartoons appear in the list of the top 100 YouTube channels of 2014: “Luntik,” in 59th place and “Barboskiny,” in 69th place.

    - http://rbth.co.uk/arts/2015/03/19/masha_and_the_bear_wins_a_childrens_oscar_44619.html)
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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:38 pm

    Director Yuri Bykov started shooting the “First Time” movie about the first spacewalk
    Russian Aviaton » Tuesday March 31, 2015 02:00 MSK

    Director Yuri Bykov started shooting the Russian “First Time” movie about the first spacewalk (the 50th anniversary of this spacewalk was celebrated on March 18th), RIA Novosti reports with reference to Bazelevs Company.

    The movie will be shot in two stages: the first one will be started this summer in Moscow, where the exact copy of Voskhod-2 spacecraft will be built under the supervision of specialists from Energia design bureau; in the network of the second one the team will shoot the scenes of emergency landing in the snowy taiga located near Perm. Alexey Leonov (the first man to perform a spacewalk) acts as a consultant for the crew. Evgeny Mironov will act as Alexey Leonov; he is also one of the movie’s producers (together with Timur Bekmambetov). It was reported earlier that Sergey Bodrov would be chosen as the director.

    “It is a hard story, which requires a special approach. And I think that Yuri Bykov is the ideal fit, because he is very much like our heroes. We didn’t want the movie to be directed by someone, who has experience in shooting ambitious movies,” Mironov told RIA Novosti.

    Yuri Bykov is not only the director of this movie, but also one of its writers; he said that the story would be showed “first of all, via relations between people, the movie will not be limited by the “disaster film” format”. “For me it’s a great opportunity to reconsider my experience in shooting social movies and take a crack at the project focused on mass audience,” the director known for Mayor and Durak dramas, told RIA Novosti.

    According to Bekmambetov, it was Mironov’s idea to shoot the movie about Leonov’s legendary flight. “The idea seemed interesting, but after the meeting with Leonov, where Alexey Arkhipovich spent six hours telling us the story of his amazing life, it was clear that we must shoot the movie about this man,” the producer explained. The film is based on the story of Voskhod-2 mission performed on March 18th 1965, which resulted in the Leonov’s spacewalk. The circumstances of this mission were kept secret for a long time. According to a chronicle, Leonov successfully returned to the spacecraft without any accidents, in fact he encountered a number of problems, starting from deformation of his space suit to emergency landing in manual mode.

    “This story blew my mind after I saw a documentary about Alexey Arkhipovich and it was clear that the story should be shown in cinema. For me the Leonov’s story is the story of the true hero, whom modern films and books need so desperately,” Mironov said.

    “Hollywood would have shot such movie long ago if this had been their victory,” he added.

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    Maya Plisetskaya dies at 89

    Post  whir on Sun May 03, 2015 1:00 am

    RT wrote:Legendary Bolshoi ballerina Maya Plisetskaya dies at 89
    Published time: May 02, 2015 18:10
    Edited time: May 02, 2015 19:58


    One of Russian ballet’s most iconic dancers, Maya Plisetskaya, has died of a heart attack in Germany at the age of 89.

    “Her husband, [the composer] Rodion Shchedrin has just called me. She died from a massive heart attack – the German doctors did their best, but she could not be saved,” Bolshoi Theater general director Vladimir Ourin told TASS news agency.
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    Post  George1 on Wed May 20, 2015 4:45 pm

    Russia’s Polina Gagarina to perform in second part of Eurovision final

    VIENNA, May 20. /TASS/. Singer Polina Gagarina, who represents Russia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria, will perform in the second part of the final due on Saturday.

    She participated in a toss-up during a press conference attended by all the ten participants who qualified on Tuesday for the final. The final number at which the participants will perform is due to be determined after the second semifinal on Thursday.

    Gagarina confessed that she burst into tears when learning that she had passed to the final. "I am absolutely happy," she said, adding that this feels like giving birth again and seeing her son for the first time.

    The singer said she was glad to hear how the whole audience sang the song during her performance and shouted her name. "Thank you for your hearty welcome," she added.

    Gagarina, 28, is a winner of the Star Factory, a popular Russian music TV project. Russia has taken part in the Eurovision since 1994 and won the song contest in 2008 with pop star Dima Bilan performing the song "Believe".

    Besides Russia, the other semifinal winners are Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Georgia, Serbia, Armenia, Albania and Belgium. Another ten performers aspiring to win the contest will be announced in the second semifinal on May 21.

    In the May 23 final, the participants will be joined by the representatives of the big European "five" - Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy - as well as the host country and the special guest of the contest on occasion of its 60th anniversary, Australia.

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    Eurovision 2015

    Post  whir on Thu May 21, 2015 10:02 am

    Polina Gagarina - A Million Voices (Russia) - LIVE at Eurovision 2015: Semi-Final 1

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    Polina Gagarina - A Million Voices (Russia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

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    Post  Werewolf on Thu May 21, 2015 12:10 pm

    Let me predict something, there will be again some bearded women or cocked women along with 10+ propaganda members singing something about "Enemy trying to overrun us but we are so brave to withstand the red hordes"...Russia should dump this bullshit Eurovision, russia is not in EU and should not attend at such indoctrinated propaganda tools like Eurovision is it just pathetic.
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    Post  Neutrality on Thu May 21, 2015 12:40 pm

    I fully expect Eurovision to be, as usual, a political tool. Beautiful song regardless. Bookmakers are predicting a 2nd place.

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    Post  whir on Thu May 21, 2015 12:54 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Let me predict something, there will be again some bearded women or cocked women along with 10+ propaganda members singing something about "Enemy trying to overrun us but we are so brave to withstand the red hordes"...Russia should dump this bullshit Eurovision, russia is not in EU and should not attend at such indoctrinated propaganda tools like Eurovision is it just pathetic.
    What's pathetic is not seen that Eurovision is serious business and a very profitable one for everyone.
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    Post  kvs on Fri May 22, 2015 3:07 am

    I heard lots of booing at the end of her song. The people booing her are retarded freaks.

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    Post  whir on Fri May 22, 2015 11:23 am

    kvs wrote:I heard lots of booing at the end of her song.  The people booing her are retarded freaks.
    And the organisation has introduced faux applause and crowd sounds in every entry as response Laughing (although this year's venue is quite smallish so maybe it's just a side effect). Booing a good entry is quite stupid since it has being proven time and again that trying to ruining the show for this or that country has no effect among people at home.

    The running order for the final was announced yesterday after the second semifinal by Austrian broadcaster ORF and EBU.

    ORF & EBU wrote:
    1 Slovenia
    2 France
    3 Israel
    4 Estonia
    5 United Kingdom
    6 Armenia
    7 Lithuania
    8 Serbia
    9 Norway
    10 Sweden
    11 Cyprus
    12 Australia
    13 Belgium
    14 Austria
    15 Greece
    16 Montenegro
    17 Germany
    18 Poland
    19 Latvia
    20 Romania
    21 Spain
    22 Hungary
    23 Georgia
    24 Azerbaijan
    25 Russia
    26 Albania
    27 Italy

    So let the accusations of rigging begin...
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    Post  Werewolf on Fri May 22, 2015 12:06 pm

    Can someone explain to me geography where exactly is Israel...because it is certainly not in Europe but still they are in Eurovision?

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