Monument to Sergei Dovlatov to be unveiled in St. Petersburg
Sep06

Monument to Sergei Dovlatov to be unveiled in St. Petersburg

Monument to writer and journalist Sergei Dovlatov who would have turned 75 on September 3 will be unveiled in St. Petersburg on Sunday as part of the Day D festival, Sergei Boyarsky, an adviser to the city’s governor and head of the St. Petersburg TV channel, has announced. “The monument’s installation has been agreed, but not all procedures have been formalized legally. For the time being, we will install the writer’s figure....

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Restored monument to Empress Catherine the Great unveiled in Crimea
Aug20

Restored monument to Empress Catherine the Great unveiled in Crimea

A reconstructed monument to Empress Catherine the Great, who made Crimea part of Russia in 1783, was dedicated in the capital of the Black Sea Peninsula, Simferopol, on Friday, according to an on-the-scene TASS correspondent. The ceremony in the Yekaterininsky Garden drew hundreds of the peninsula’s citizens and visitors. Crimean Head Sergey Aksyonov and Crimean Parliament Speaker Vladimir Konstantinov, along with representatives of...

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Massive New Monument Found in Petra
Jun11

Massive New Monument Found in Petra

Satellites and drones helped reveal huge ceremonial platform near the ancient city’s center An enormous monument has been hiding in plain sight at the World Heritage site of Petra, according to a study recently published in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Archaeologists Sarah Parcak, a National Geographic fellow, and Christopher Tuttle, executive director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers,...

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Shakespeare monument may appear in Moscow
Jun04

Shakespeare monument may appear in Moscow

A monument to English playwright William Shakespeare may appear on one of Moscow’s streets, Mikhail Shvydkoi, the Russian president’s special envoy for international cultural cooperation, told journalists on Friday. Though Russia’s political relations with Britain are extremely complicated for the moment, the two countries have never interrupted their cultural ties, Shvydkoi said. He added that the Moscow government was studying a...

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