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Barcelona Hosts Exhibition Of Russian Icons

An exhibition of Russian icons of the 16th-17th centuries from the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery has opened in Barcelona. The exposition which features 52 icons has opened in La Pedrera, one of Barcelona's most famous buildings, which is an architectural site of Catalonian Modernism. Spanish amateurs of painting will for the first time examine the works by Russian icon-painters of the schools of Moscow, Novgorod, Tver, Yaroslavl and Pskov.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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