Akunin was awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun

Akunin was awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising SunOn Wednesday at the residence of the Ambassador of Japan in Moscow the ceremony of awarding the Russian writer Grigory Chkhartishvili (literary pseudonym Boris Akunin) Japanese Order of the Rising Sun.As noted, speaking at the ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to Russia Masaharu Kono, Chkhartishvili has played a major role in the revival of interest in modern Japanese literature in Russia, reports "Interfax".According to the Ambassador, he is very glad that the ceremony awarding the order coincided with the birthday of the century. Kono also said that in a private conversation with the writer jokingly asked him to make the hero of his next works of Japanese diplomat Wt.Chkhartishvili translated into Russian language works of modern Japanese authors, including Haruki Murakami. He is the author of a series of detective novels about Russian detective Erast Fandorin, a part of the action which takes place in Japan. Source: Akunin awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun. . . Читать полностью -->

The Grand theatre has announced that `Apocalypse`

The Grand theatre has announced that `Apocalypse`Angelin Preljocaj, a prominent French choreographer, will deliver in 2010 at the Bolshoi theater of ballet under the working title "the Apocalypse". This was officially announced at a press conference in the Bolshoi theatre on may 7, 2009.The premiere is scheduled for September 14, 2010. After five Moscow views the project will move to France, which will show in Lyon, Paris, AIX-EN-Provence, Montpellier, Bordeaux and Toulouse. Then it is supposed to bring him to Amsterdam and Brussels.The music for the ballet was written by composer Laurent Garnier, and as a set designer debuts Indian artist Subodh Gupta. Rehearsals Angelin Preljocaj plans to start in may 2010 in AIX-EN-Provence. The project is timed to the year of France in Russia.52-year-old Angelin Preljocaj, a student of Merce Cunningham, managed since 1996 his own troupe in AIX-EN-Provence. Читать полностью -->

The mother of Michael Jackson took the kids themselves

The mother of Michael Jackson took the kids themselvesMother of Michael Katherine Jackson was granted the right of permanent custody of the children of the king of pop. This decision was made by the Supreme court in Los Angeles on Monday, August 3."Very soon we will receive the decision of the court on the law of guardianship. Mrs. Jackson is the man who Michael trusted the most," said attorney Katherine.The resolution of the issue was possible because the biological mother of two children Debbie Rowe has renounced its claim to the guardianship in favor of the 79-year-old mother of singer.The court also approved the amount of monetary compensation that will be given to Katherine and her grandchildren. The judge granted the wishes of women, however, contributions to the children he decided to cut. The question of who would get the inheritance of Jackson remains open, according to Russia.Ru.The mother of Michael Jackson Katherine Jackson intends to continue to defend its right to manage the state of the singer, said in a statement the Supreme court in Los Angeles.The judge Beckloff gave her the opportunity to find up to 2 October any additional arguments in favor of what they are supposed to determine the fate of the state of the singer until the age of his children.At the hearing on Monday, judge Mitchell Beckloff extended until October 2, the right of temporary guardianship over 500 million state of the king of pop music attorney John Branca and music producer John McClane, RIA Novosti reported.And Katherine Jackson through lawyers insisted that there is a conflict of interest, and expresses doubts as to the existence of any relationship between Jackson and Branca at the time of death of the singer. Читать полностью -->

Diana Gurtskaya can't get a UK visa

Diana Gurtskaya can't get a UK visaDiana Gurtskaya was going to spend the upcoming may day celebrations in London, but has serious problems with obtaining a British visa.Previously, in connection with the provision Gurtskaya, when receiving the American and Schengen visas no problems arose. But at the British Embassy demanded that the honoured artist of Russia Diana Gurtskaya was visa without glasses. The artist believes this requirement is a violation of her rights."May holidays we wanted Diana to be held in London, but suddenly having serious problems with getting her visa at the British Embassy, and those requirements that she faces, we believe it is politically incorrect and legally insignificant", - informed "Interfax" singer's husband, lawyer Peter Kucherenko."The British recorded that the person must be photographed without glasses and headgear only if it does not conflict with his religious or ethical principles," - said Kucherenko. After the lawyer has reminded that rule, the issue with the picture being resolved.But then a new problem arose: it became clear that Diana Gurtskaya need to take bioobrazec of the retina that it is impossible in principle. "The documents we have taken, then called and said that consular officers were required to return and take the bioobrazca or a visa will be denied," said singer's husband."I find it very hard to say something here," Diana says, "because it is very sad for such an attitude, which, in my opinion, is not justified". The other day the pair is going to speak directly to the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, to demand an apology from him and a positive decision of this question. Читать полностью -->

Died British film Director Ken Annakin

Died British film Director Ken AnnakinIn Los Angeles at the age of 94 years died a famous British film Director Ken Annakin (Ken Annakin), AFP reported.Anakin made more than 50 films, the most famous of which is "The longest day" (The Longest Day, 1962) and "the Battle of the bulge" (Battle of the Bulge, 1965), telling about the events of the Second World war.The screenplay for the film "Air adventures" (Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes) Annakin in 1966, was nominated for the competition for the Oscar, but the Academy award is not received.In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II awarded the title Director of Officer of the order of the British Empire.In the biography of Ken Annakin posted on the website IMDB.com submitted that his honour directed by George Lucas named the character "Star wars" Anakin Skywalker. Source: Died British film Director Ken Annakin. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Russian Director has received two awards in Locarno

Russian Director has received two awards in LocarnoThe winner of the special jury prize and the prize for best Director was directed by Alex Mizgir, presented at the festival painting "the Tambourine, a drum".The winner of the special jury prize and the prize for best Director at the 62nd international film festival in the Swiss city of Locarno was directed by Alex Mizgir, presented at the festival painting "the Tambourine, a drum". "The tambourine, a drum" tells the story of the Manager of the library, which moonlights as the sale of stolen books. Once in her life comes a sailor who was in prison. Both want to start a new life....The film starred actress Natalia Negoda known to audiences as the female lead in the movie "Little Faith".We will remind, "the Tambourine, a drum" was also awarded a special diploma of the jury of the festival "Kinotavr", held in June 2009 in Sochi.Grand Prix Locarno Golden leopard was awarded to the Chinese Th Saalu for the film "She, a Chinese". The prize for best actor went to the Greek Antonis Kafetzopoulos for her role in the film "Academy of Plato". Best actress was recognized Lotte Verbeek (the Netherlands), who played in the Dutch-Irish film "Nothing personal" directed by Urszula antoniak.A. Читать полностью -->

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