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Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection

Canada’s Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group filed for bankruptcy protection as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the famed circus operator to cancel shows and lay off its artistes. The Montreal-based entertainment company, which …

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Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

The Colosseum in Rome will reopen on 1 June, after being closed for more than two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With over 7 million visitors a year, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s major tourist attractions. The Flavian …

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Georgia celebrates Independence Day

Today Georgian people mark Independence Day, commemorating May 26, 1918 – the day when the Act of Independence was adopted and which established the First Democratic Republic of Georgia. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no …

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Muslims begin to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is the festival of breaking the fast that marks the end of Ramadan. This year,  Russian Muslims begin to celebrate the holiday with the sunset and continue tomorrow during the day. The Spiritual Administration of …

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The Master and Margarita

Famous song of Alla Pugacheva, “A Million Scarlet Roses” to the verses of Andrei Voznesensky, tells of the crazy and very beautiful act of a poor artist who spent all his property on flowers for his beloved in the hope of …

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UNESCO: we must help museums cope with pandemic crisis  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said, revealing that nearly 90% of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13% are under …

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