A state education watchdog has restored the license of one of Russia’s leading private universities two years after revoking it over building code violations.Founded in 1994, the European University in St. Petersburg offered courses to Russian and international students in the social sciences and humanities. The state education watchdog Rosobrnadzor stripped the school of its license in 2016 and took over its main campus this winter. The European University in St. Petersburg has its license restored by an order from Rosobrnadzor on Friday. The document lists nine Master’s programs and four postgraduate programs that the university will now be legally certified to provide.The European University’s rector, Nikolai Vakhtin, said the school had not yet opened enrollment for the 2018 academic year, but noted that the law allows it to push back the first day of class to October or November.“Everyone who wanted [to enroll] has already been … [Read more...] about License Restored for European University in St. Petersburg
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Downtown Saint Petersburg is street after street of extravagant mansions, tenement buildings and palaces built at the height of the Russian empire. Not all have managed to maintain their splendour since that golden era, however – though you might say there’s something romantic about the gentle sense of decay. If St Petersburg’s history as Russia’s cultural capital is etched out in its architecture, over time, many of those etchings have become faded: its mansions and palaces have been turned into hotels or condominiums; others have fallen into disuse and disrepair. Approximately 15,000 buildings date to before 1914 and most of them badly need renovation. The state hasn’t been the one to answer that call. “It happened at the time when Dmitry Medvedev was president – the economy and quality of life were growing,” says Alexander Basalygin, founder of the BS Art Development. There was a growing demand, he said, “for a new life of … [Read more...] about Can artists save St Petersburg’s crumbling palaces?
Seven breaking talent additions join Sterephonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Reverend and the Makers at this year’s Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. They have been handpicked from thousands of applicants who bid for places under the festival’s Apply to Play scheme.Playing over the festival weekend of July 20-22, the chosen seven acts are:Universal Tree, a new band fronted by legendary Sheffield vocalist, Steve Edwards. Steve achieved big hits in the dance scene with collaborations with Cassius, Bob Sinclar and Axwell, and was the frontman for Lords of the Flatbush - a collaboration with former Arctic Monkey, Andy Nicholson, and Louis Carnall of Milburn. His new Universal Tree project draws influence from psychedelia, soul, funk and blaxploitation films and will be the perfect way to welcome in Sunday on the Main Stage at Tramlines.Also repping Sheffield in this announcement are St Petersburg. Another recent formation (they were previously known as The … [Read more...] about Imi, Universal Tree and St Petersburg join Tramlines’ stellar line-up
"Cherry Orchard" at the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. Sergey Pyatakov/Sputnik From Fonvizin and Chekhov to Tolstoy, all on stage. The most famous Russian authors wrote not only voluminous novels but also plays for theater. Most of them retain their relevance and are staged the world over to this day. Russia Beyond asked Grigory Zaslavsky, the prominent theater critic and director of GITIS, the Moscow-based Russian Institute of Theater Arts (one of the biggest theatrical institutions in the world) to compile a list of the most famous Russian plays and suggest the theaters in Moscow and St. Petersburg where one can see them. 1. The Minor, Maly Theater, Moscow The first plays for the Russian theater were written in the second half of the 18th century. But their language sounds so archaic to the modern ear that it’s practically impossible to find them in today's repertoire. But The Minor by Denis Fonvizin is a rare exception. What is more, some … [Read more...] about The 10 best-known Russian plays and where to see them in Moscow and St. Petersburg
The 22nd annual International Economic Forum (SPIEF) kicks off in Russia’s city of St. Petersburg at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Center and will last for three days. The events of the forum have been banded together under the motto of "creating an economy of trust". Digitalization, measures to spur economic innovations and development of human capital will become the main issues up for discussion during the first day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, according to Vestnik Kavkaza. This year’s forum is expected to gather about 15,000 participants representing 70 countries. The participants of the forum expect the discussions to mention, in this or that form, Russian president Vladimir Putin’s new May decree, in which he called to step up Russia’s technological development and use of digital technologies, and tasked the government with making Russia one of the world’s top five major economies with economic growth rates above the … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionSPIEF 2018 kicks off in St. Petersburg