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Composer Alexander Levine: Music of Cross-cultural Values

Alexander Levine, the Moscow-born composer, who has been living and working in the UK since 1992. As a composer, arranger and musical director in the UK, Alexander Levine has worked on theatre productions, which have included The Beggar’s Opera and Love’s Labour’s Lost.  His 1994 commission to write music for the Barbican Centre’s production of War and Peace was a critical success.

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Nikolay Khozyainov to make Wigmore Hall debut in May 2014

A prestigious Wigmore Hall debut recital beckons for Nikolay Khozyainov, part of his prize as winner of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition. The outstanding young Russian has chosen a compelling programme of works by Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninov for the concert, which is scheduled for Tuesday 13 May 2014.

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Reality Show Star Olesya Yermakova - Her Real Life and Shows

RussianMind spoke to a charming lady, Olesya Yermakova, who is famous for bringing Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson to Moscow and winning one of the top-rated reality shows in Russia “Holostyak” ( The “Bachelor”).

RM: Olesya, please tell us how did you manage to bring the Top Gear crew to Russia?

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Igor Tsukanov: A Love for People and Art

Igor Tsukanov is one of the world’s leading collectors of post-war Russian art, and was the principal contributor to the Breaking The Ice exhibition that attracted record crowds to the Saatchi last winter.

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Valery Gergiev: “We have to do our best to remain the Greatest Music Country in the World. That is how I see the Future!”

What is the phenomenon of this great human or shall we say superhuman?

Valery Gergiev is already considered a legend for his multi-dimensional talent. The entire world is convinced that he is an extraordinary personality, including being a talented musician and entrepreneur, the ambassador of Russian music and a skilled diplomat, who has gone beyond time and space.

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David Zokhrabyan: “Don’t miss your chance to be an engineer - learn, think and do it!”

David Zokhrabyan is the founder and CEO of a London based start-up called Gitoon, which was ranked among the top ten hottest Russian new companies. David spoke to RussianMind about his innovation and gave advice on how to set up your own business:

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Patricia Kaas: "My strong character, my passion and a dream to become a singer have been the key factors of my success"

We met with Patricia in Paris’s Hotel Pavillon des Lettres, her absolute favourite place. Despite all of her commitments, Patricia found some time to offer us an exclusive interview.

RM: You are performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 7 November as a part of your tour ‘Kaas Chante Piaf', where you will be focusing on iconic songs of the great Edith Piaf. What inspired you to choose Piaf’s songs?

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Young and talented “Xsenia&Olya”

Design duo “Xsenia&Olya” represent the women’s wear brand that started with the friendship of two aspiring graduate designers  at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - Xsenia Runa and Olya Shishkina. They launched the label with their SS12 collection ‘Staircase Wit’, which they presented at London, Paris and Vancouver Fashion Weeks. Their trademark and emphasis is all about abstract digital prints and geometrical forms.

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Leonid Sukhorukov: The Human-Aphorism

Leonid Semenovich Sukhorukov, the Soviet and Ukrainian writer, journalist, thinker and master of aphoristic wisdom. He is the first person from the former USSR, who has mastered the aphoristic genre to publish in three languages at the same time: Russian, Ukrainian and English. For the forthcoming book “The recipe of success” Leonid has been nominated at the project “300 the most successful people of Great Britain”.