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The Military Orchestras to perform in parks and stations of Moscow

The Moscow authorities are completing last preparation for the massive celebration of Moscow's 870th-anniversary, which will start off on 1st of September. This important event coincides with the annual festival of military music "Spasskaya Tower". For this reason, the Military Orchestras from all over the world will give free performances in the public areas of the capital.

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The VI International Festival All Together Opera starts off in St. Petersburg

The VI St. Petersburg International All Together Opera Festival takes place from 12th till 22nd of July. During these days the masterpieces of the opera's classic will be presented for the listeners.

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The "Lecture Room" project has been launched in the trains "Strizh"

The JSC "FPC", the branch office of OJSC "RZD" and non-profit project "Arzamas" have launched a joint initiative "Lecture Room" in trains "Strizh", which are operating on the route Moscow - Nizhniy Novgorod and Moscow - Berlin.

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The Visa-free access period has started for the FIFA Confederations Cup's fans

Starting from today, the international fans of Confederations Cup's tournaments are able to visit Russia without a Visa using a passport of a fan (FAN ID).

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The Night of Museums in St. Petersburg Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

This year, the annual event The Night of Museums will be held in St. Petersburg for the 10th time. Over 110 museums, city's halls and libraries will be open for the visitors. The main theme of the night would be dedicated to the Year of Ecology.

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The Faberge Museum will hold an exhibition of Salvador Dali

Starting from the 1st of April till 2nd July, over 150 paintings by Salvador Dali will be on the display at the Faberge Museum.

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Russia and Republic of South Africa signed the bilateral agreement on Visa-free travel

On Monday, 6th of March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has announced that Visa will be no longer required for traveling between Russia and the Republic of South Africa starting from 30th of March.

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"The Masterpieces of Byzantine" in The Tretyakov Gallery

The exhibition "The Masterpieces of Byzantine" is on a display in Tretyakov Gallery. Eighteen art works were brought to Moscow from Greek collections. The art of Byzantium is perceived to be close to the Russian soul, as, during the process of Christianization, Ancient Rus has adopted traditions of icon painting, temple architecture and the language of the liturgy from the Byzantine Empire.

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The Places to Visit in Moscow during the New Year Holidays

The New Year is one of the most anticipated holidays in Russia. Therefore, we decided to make a selection of places, where the guests can entertain themselves during the Winter Holidays in Moscow.

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The masterpieces from the collection of the Vatican Pinacoteca are on display in the Tretyakov Gallery

The most significant event of the passing year was the opening of the exhibition "Roma Aeterna. The masterpieces of the Vatican Pinacoteca. Bellini, Raphael, Caravaggio", which is held in the Tretyakov Gallery from 25th of November. In total, 42 art pieces from the permanent exposition was brought to Moscow, among which are works of Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Caravaggio, Nicolas Poussin, Perugino, Melozzo da Forlì, Guido Reni and Guercino. Some of the works have never left the Vatican before, or have not been displayed outside Europe.

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The Catalonian Surrealism in the Hermitage Museum

Starting from 29th of October 2016, the exhibition "Surrealism in Catalonia. The artists of Emporda and Salvador Dali" was opened in the Hermitage Museum. The works of Salvador Dali and 28 other catalonian painters were brought to Russia. The paintings, sculptures and graphic art from 19th to 20th century are on the display.

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Mariinsky Theatre is on a tour across Asia-Pacific Region

Mariinsky Theatre in Japan. The biggest in the theatre's history tour across countries of the Asia-Pacific Region will last one month. The diverse program include the Russian and foreign classical music, among which are compositions of Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich. Already today the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, under the supervision of Valery Gergiev, will perform the dramatic symphony of Hector Berlioz "Romeo et Juliette".

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The reopening of the New Holland island in St. Petersburg

On 27th of August the open-air space of the "New Holland" will be reopened for the public. During the two days of celebration the variety of activities will be organized on the island. The program includes the exposition of the contemporary art museum "Garage" under the name "Sensitive experiences", and the performance of the street orchestra "Mosbras". Visitors will be able to enjoy the concert of the "The Symphonic Cinema" and Yuriy Kasparyan. They will perform unique covers on the famous Russian band "Kino". The massive light show will be held in the end of the first day of the celebration.

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The application "Get to Know Moscow.Photo" will work as Pokemon Go

The Moscow's Department of Information Technologies has developed the analogue application to the Pokemon Go game. The new application can be found under the name "Get To Know Moscow.Photo", where users, in order to achieve something in the game, follow the same action pattern as users of Pokemon Go. The task of the new application is to find and make selfies with the historical figures scattered across Moscow city, among which are: Yuri Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Peter Tchaikovsky, Mikhail Lomonosov, Ivan the Terrible, Peter I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.

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Moscow Flower Show Festival 2016

In the beginning of July, the landscape designers and florists will fill the territory of the Muzeon Art Park with unique compositions of natural flowers. An interactive programme of family master-classes will allow young guests and their parents to create their own mini-gardens. The educational activities will introduce visitors to the new trends in floral design and will bring new ideas, which later can be implemented in the private garden, on a balcony or even on the window sill.

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