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Books of Mikhail Gusman presented in Baku

Baku hosts a presentation of the books of the First Deputy General Director of TASS News Agency Mikhail Gusman, "Formula of Power" and "Formula of Life", a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reports. The event takes …

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Russian wins Mrs Universal Classic pageant

Russia's Ksenia Verbitskaya wins the Mrs Universal Classic pageant, held in Bulgaria. The Mrs Universal Classic beauty pageant was held in Sofia and ended in triumph for 43-year-old Ksenia Verbitskaya from St. Petersburg. …

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Mikhail Gusman celebrates 70th anniversary

Russia's honored journalist, the laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in literature and arts, first Deputy General Director of TASS Mikhail Gusman celebrates his 70th anniversary today. He is …

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Björk creates music that changes with weather

Microsoft announced a new collaboration with Icelandic artist Björk to create a series of musical compositions with a custom built artificial intelligence tool. The AI will create dynamic new variations of Björk's …

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Netflix releases David Lynch's short film

To celebrate director David Lynch's 74th birthday, Netflix has uploaded a new short film from the filmmaker, which sees him interrogate a talking monkey about a murder. The 17-minute short film What Did Jack Do? was …

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Empire names best films of 21st century

Empire magazine published the '100 Greatest Movies of the Century' list. George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road has been voted as the greatest movie of the century by critics and readers in a poll conducted by film magazine …

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Jean-Paul Gaultier retires from fashion

The renowned French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has announced his retirement from the runway after a 50-year career in the fashion industry. The designer said his Paris show on January 22 will be his last. But he …

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Phoenix and Zellweger among winners at SAG Awards

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite won for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards). Joaquin Phoenix won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for …

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Orthodox Christians mark Epiphany

Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe have been braving icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar, BBC reports. Celebrated on 19 January, Epiphany commemorates the baptism of …

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Mishustin congratulates Nevzorov on his 70th birthday

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin sent a congratulatory telegram to the People's Artist of Russia, theater and film actor Boris Nevzorov in honor of his anniversary, the press service of the Russian government reports. …

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Louvre reopens after strike

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, has reopened after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system, RFI reports. It was the first time since the strike began on …

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Taika Waititi may direct new Star Wars movie

Taika Waititi, the director behind Oscar nominated film Jojo Rabbit and Marvel hit Thor: Ragnarok, is in talks with Disney and Lucasfilm about overseeing a future Star Wars movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There are no …

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