The head of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Ingrid Deltenre announced that Ukraine was likely to be banned from Eurovision Song Contest 2017 because of the scandal around Russia's entry Yulia Samoilova. Eurovision organizers are in talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to find out a solution to the crisis
The filming of a motion picture about the death of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk will start on February 18th. While submariners are fighting for life on board the sunken submarine, their families struggle against political obstacles on the way to their rescue, the synopsis to the film runs. Why does Hollywood dig into the subject?
Cristiano Ronaldo has been chosen the winner ofte Balon d'Or (nowseparaed again from FIFA) world's best soccer player for the fourth time after leading Ptugal the Euro-2016 Championship as Captain, and winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, scoring 51 goals in 55 games. He adds this crown to the other Ballon d'Or first prize awards he won...
For Russian music fans, Markus Schulz is a special artist. He is not just a charismatic person, who never runs out of energy. He is also a huge talent and a long-time friend. We were lucky to be the first to invite Markus Schulz to Russia and have an interview with a genius of modern electronic music
Every week, hundreds of refugees die in the Mediterranean Sea in a desperate attempt to cross into Europe to find what they perceive as a decent and safe living. Many are buried beneath the waves without so much as a tombstone to mark their existence, others make it dead to the shore, to be given a wooden cross with one word "Unknown".
In the early 50's one of the greatest Italian writers of the last century - Dino Buzzati, by much of the criticism rightly placed alongside Franz Kafka - published for Mondadori, the collection "At that precise moment". In one of the short stories in the book, titled "Closed water", the author speaks of a man who finds himself, lost and confused...
The political background of Jamala's performance was obvious, although the singer herself claimed that she was singing about her own feelings and experiences. The family of Ukrainian singer Jamala (born Susana Jamaladinova), lives a well-to-do life in the Crimea and refuses to move to Kiev. It does not matter what most European people think
There is no greater excuse in the West to come together than a national tragedy. They are particularly suited to Western egocentric and economic sensibilities. While its people claim to abhor such occasions, these individuals love nothing more than to preen for the cameras while lighting tapers and singing famous tunes
Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin - all these musicians died at the age of 27 years. In 1959, three stars of American rock'n'roll - Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly - were killed in a plane crash. Almost all famous American rock star and a considerable number of British musicians are now dead
Soviet and Russian singer and songwriter Yuri Loza, whose popularity peaked during the 1980s and the 1990s, cracked down on legendary Western musicians. "80% of what Led Zeppelin had made is impossible to listen to, because it had been played and sung badly." "Back then, all that was ok to listen to and everyone liked it," the musician said
Maria Sharapova, the world's best-paid sportswoman and tennis superstar for over a decade, has taken responsibility for what should surely have been an issue belonging to her back-room staff, namely keeping track of the substances that athletes can and cannot use. In this case, one she has used for a decade suddenly went on the black list.
It has been reported recently that Hollywood harbors an idea to make a film about Russian President. Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the subject by saying that he did not know anything about the project. It appears to me that DiCaprio has been channeling his Russian roots recently
Whoever accompanies dance in Brazil should have a chance to see the dance performance choreography, Castle, inspired by the work of Kafka, and find Estefania Miranda, director of dance and choreography of Berne Theatre in Switzerland two years ago.