International Tchaikovsky Competition kicks off in Moscow

MOSCOW, June 20. /TASS/. The opening ceremony of the 17th International Tchaikovsky Competition took place at the Moscow Conservatory, a TASS correspondent reported.

Russia, China have big plans for cooperation in film screenings — expert

BEIJING, April 24. /TASS/. Russia and China are interested in organizing mutual movie screenings and have vast plans to promote cooperation in this sphere, Deputy CEO of Moskino movie theater chain in Moscow Yulia Bragina told TASS.

Moscow to host Spasskaya Tower international festival from August 26 to September 3

MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. The 16th annual Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival will take place in Moscow between August 26 and September 3, the organizing committee said in a statement on Monday.

International animation festival in Russia garners huge response from around globe

TASS, April 10. The international animation festival to be held in Voronezh in southwestern Russia on May 19-21 has received over 800 applications from 78 countries, including from China, Turkey, Israel, Brazil and Serbia, festival organizers told TASS on Monday.

Iranian movie wins main prize at Spirit of Fire film festival in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, March 7. /TASS/. Iranian film director Shahram Ebrahimi's Parallax won the Golden Taiga, the main prize of the Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival in Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk, a TASS correspondent reported.

Bolshoi Theater plans to tour China with ballet Don Quixote in July — director

MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. The State Academic Bolshoi Theater is scheduled to tour China in July 2023, negotiations are underway.

FACTBOX: Maslenitsa or pancake week celebrations in Russia

MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. On February 20, 2023, Russia starts to celebrate Maslenitsa, a holiday symbolizing the farewell to winter and the welcoming of spring. It lasts seven days, begins 55 days before Easter and ends before Great Lent.

Russia’s highest grossing movie Cheburashka shown in space — Roscosmos

MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. Russian cosmonauts at the ISS Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin and Anna Kikina watched the Cheburashka motion picture while in orbit, Roscosmos said on Thursday.

Russian documentary nominated for Oscar

NEW YORK, January 24. /TASS/. The documentary Haulout shot by Maxim and Evgenia Arbugaevs has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Documentary Film, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced during a broadcast on its website on Tuesday.

Board game in 11 languages of North's peoples supplied to Russia's 15 regions

KRASNOYARSK, January 23. /TASS/. Russia's first series of the Nomad Camp interactive board games in eleven languages of the North's low-numbered indigenous peoples were supplied to far-away settlements in 15 regions, the project's author, field linguist Karina Sheifer told TASS.