Monthly Archives: March 2017

Russian Company Develops New Treatment For Tuberculosis

Dear Readers: I saw this piece in Izvestia today.  There is some very good news for people infected with tuberculosis.  A Russian medical research company has come up with a new drug which treats tuberculosis.  Some existing treatments, unfortunately, have … Continue reading

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In Hohenfels NATO Dress Rehearses Invasion Of Russia

Dear Readers: I saw this piece today in Kommersant.  The headline is that NATO is seeking supernumeraries (aka “extras”) to play the role of Russian civilians for a training exercise. A German talent agency called Optronic HR GmbH  has put … Continue reading

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Gutseriev Family Buys SberBank Ukrainian Filial

Dear Readers: You may, or may not, have been aware of the situation around SberBank in the Ukraine.  SberBank, which is short for “Savings Bank” is a Russian state-owned bank which has very high ratings and a good reputation.  According … Continue reading

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Idomeneo Rules At The Met – Part II

Dear Readers: This is the conclusion of my review of the Metropolitan Opera production of Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Mozart was only 24 when he composed the music for this opera.  He did not write the libretto himself, but … Continue reading

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Idomeneo Rules At The Met – Part I

Dear Readers: In my continuing series on Metropolitan Opera shows projected Live in HD to movie theaters, I have for you my review of yesterday’s matinee.  This show, Mozart’s great opera Idomeneo, was a delicious treat.  It featured a team of … Continue reading

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Russian Ballet As Reality Show – Episode 2

Dear Readers: Today I review Episode 2 of the RT reality show “Ballet à la Russe“. For those who are not into classical ballet, well, all I can tell you is “I pity the poor fool who is not into … Continue reading

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Russian Ballet As Reality Show – Episode 1

Dear Readers: Today I begin a series of reviews of a Russian reality show which I stumbled upon at the Russia Today website.  Ballet fans will love this behind-the-scenes look at the talented dancers, their lives and struggles.  To date … Continue reading

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