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Actress Zoe Bloss makes her West-End Debut

One of the leading local Devon actresses, Zoe Bloss, has won a key role in a new production in London’s West End.

Performing on August 1st, at the Tristan Bates theatre in Covent Garden, in a new production of “The Officer and The Sailor”, written by Rachel White of the Kingston New Writing Showcase, - Zoe plays the part of “Connie” - who is a young naval officer fresh out of training and discovering her next steps in life.

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James Blair: Passionate about Music

“The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra represents the realisation of an ambition I have had for some time – that the musicians of this orchestra be drawn not only from the most eminent Conservatoires in England but that it be an orchestra representing the whole of the British Isles, Ireland and beyond”, said Lord Menuhin, the late President of the YMS0.

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Party Tips from Maria Shatalova

Maria Shatalova, wife of the famous Russian football player Pavel Pogrebyak is a lovely 25 year old lady and a mother of 3(!) sons. Travelling around the world and being invited to many glamorous events she still says that home family parties are the best.

RM: What was your favourite holiday when you were a child?

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Buranovskiye Babushki: “The Best Party is when the Family Comes Together”

Nowadays they say that success belongs to the young. However it is definitely not the case for the band “Buranovskiye Babushki”. The singing grannies conquered millions of hearts last year at the Eurovision song contest, where they honourably represented Russia and took second place. Moreover they are the party experts and their song “Party for everybody” became the anthem for many Russian celebrations.

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The Fast Life and Slow Death of Boris Berezovsky

When I first heard from Russian contacts that Boris Berezovsky had died on that cold fateful Saturday afternoon, I was sceptical.  There has been so much hostility in Russia to the Oligarch, most of it justified, that there has been as much misinformation as accurate reporting about his life.  But when his death was confirmed I was not that shocked.  I already knew that he was engulfed by a financial crisis and I had evidence that he was selling off assets.  I also knew that he had been spending a lot of time on his own at his country house near Ascot, Berkshire, depressed, alone and accompanied only by his bodyguard.

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Grigory Leps: “I Often Shout at Myself”

Hotheaded, impetuous, passionate – just like his songs. He quickly shifts to first-name terms. Just a few days before his concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Grigory Leps talked to RussianMind.

RM: Why does performing at the Royal Albert Hall mean so much to a Russian musician?

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Here Might Be Mushrooms: An Audience with Evgeny Dvornikov

Evgeny Dvornikov is a published poet and respected journalist, whose long career included 17 years on the culture section of the Pravda newspaper. One imagines a poet to be an individual, free thinker and I’m intrigued to hear how he dealt with the widespread censorship of the press during his early career as a journalist. What’s more, I hear that he is a wonderful storyteller, and I hope he will be able to bring his experiences to life.

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EVE Theatre with Attitude

The EVE Theatre Company was founded not a long time ago, but even now it impresses with a professional attitude and creative approach. EVE is taking an inspiration from a multitude of sources and combining that with passion and drive. They create provocative and entertaining performances that in turn inspire the audience. In an interview with RussianMind, the director of EVE Zoe Bloss talks about their achievements and future prospects:

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Warm Russo-Slovenian Relations

Historically, the Republic of Slovenia and the Russian Federation has always had conflict-free and friendly relations. Having a similar mentality, the two countries have established not only diplomatic friendship at government level, but have also developed bi-lateral international tourism and every year Slovenia welcomes more and more Russian tourists. That’s what the Ambassador of Slovenia in the UK Mr. Iztok Jarc told RussianMind in his first exclusive interview to the Russian press:

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Sergei Makovetsky: “The Peculiarity of the Russian Soul is in Theatricality”

Sergei Makovetsky is the Russian actor, who is loved in Russia for his theatre and cinema characters. This year he comes to perform on London’s West End stage as the Vakhtangov Theatre, where Sergei has been playing for over 30 years, brings its ground-breaking interpretation of Chekhov's “Uncle Vanya” to the UK. Before the magnificent performance started, RussianMind asked Sergei about his expectations from a Russo-British audience as well as about his understanding of the Russian soul: