The diploma of the UNESCO Artist for Peace has been presented to art director and head of the St. Petersburg State Academic Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiyev. The ceremony was held in the context of the Days of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Monday evening.
After WWII, the Soviet army left Austria, and the latter had always remained a neutral state and never joined NATO
Russia experienced default on August 17, 1998. Today, 20 years after those events, the economic situation in Russia does not seem stable to many