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As the electrician I am, I immediately spot that the lights switch is not placed straightly...



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But it is. Just don't look like it. Hell of a stair to climb after one to many vodka's
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But it is. Just don't look like it. Hell of a stair to climb after one to many vodka's
You may be right, it could be the shadow making it look that way... I better find the location and go there to take measurements, that way I will at least be able to sleep...
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You may be right, it could be the shadow making it look that way... I better find the location and go there to take measurements, that way I will at least be able to sleep...
It probably isn't, the гастарбайтер who installed it I'm sure didn't care how it looked. But, at least it works.
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Whats this? Lights in the stairwells? Neither my apartment in Kiev (on Kreshatyk) or in Moscow (Prospekt Mira and Sadovaya Kaltso) had such. Moscow sure id getting soft.
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White Tiger hunting a Oscar?

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Director Karen Shakhnazarov talks about his Oscar-nominated film, ‘White Tiger.’

The director, who also heads Russia’s leading studio, Mosfilm, spoke about his new movie, mysticism in cinema and the struggle for a national film industry. The Academy Award’s shortlist of foreign language nominees will be announced on Jan. 10, 2013.

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State Recommends Schoolchildren Watch 100 Films

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MOSCOW – The culture and education ministers Thursday presented a list of 100 Soviet and Russian films that schools will be advised to show students to strengthen their cultural values and to build bonds with their parents and teachers from older generations.
"This is not a list of the best Russian films, and this is not a Russian Oscar. It is an attempt to show a cross-section of culture," Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said at a news conference with Education and Science Minister Dmitry Livanov.
The list of films, compiled by the Culture Ministry, includes adaptations of classic novels, patriotic war films, popular 1960s comedies mocking the lives of Soviet bureaucrats and even a spy saga beloved by President Vladimir Putin.
The idea is seen as part of Putin's agenda to boost the moral climate in the country, which he said in his state-of-the-nation address last month lacks "spiritual ties." In a related effort, Putin issued an order in May for the Education Ministry to compile a list of 100 books recommended for school reading.
Medinsky said the films were chosen from submissions by more than 40,000 people who answered an appeal by the ministry for recommendations for the list. Culture experts and professors from the VGIK Institute of Cinematography helped choose which films would make the final cut, he said.

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Bolshoi Ballet Director Attacked With Acid

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MOSCOW – An unknown assailant threw acid in the face of Bolshoi Ballet director Sergei Filin in an attack that police have linked to his professional activities.
Filin was hospitalized with severe burns after the attack, which occurred near his apartment in the city center Thursday just before midnight, RIA-Novosti reported. The perpetrator fled and remains at large. So far no witnesses have come forward.

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Bolshoi director scarred in acid attack speaks about for first time

The artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatere who was badly burned in an acid attack last week has been speaking of his ordeal for the first time. He is sure the assault was due to his work, but has refused to name names.

Sergey Filin was attacked on Friday night near his Moscow home around midnight. The 42-years-old ballet master suffered severe third degree burns, and has already undergone several surgeries.

Doctors say he will most likely need plastic surgery in the future as the acid has left major scars on his face and also partially burnt his hair, which will force him to wear a wig.

While the ballet troupe artistic director is being treated in a Moscow hospital, the Theatre administration is looking for a temporary replacement.
Despite the severe injuries, Filin is still actively taking part in the theatre ballet troupe’s work and supervises the productions he has been working on before the assault.

“I am still in charge of the Bolshoi Ballet, like I used to be before,” Filin told in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda daily. “Even from the hospital I can still oversee what’s going on in the theatre. My assistants and the dancers call me, send documentation and visit me here,” he said. “The feeling that I’m still in the game gives me strength to fight for my health.”
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MOSCOW, January 22 (RIA Novosti) - Prima ballerina Galina Stepanenko will be in charge of Bolshoi ballet until Artistic Director Sergei Filin recovers from last week’s acid attack, Bolshoi Theater’s spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

“Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, Bolshoi Director General Anatoly Iksanov and members of the board of directors announced at a meeting of the ballet troupe today that Galina Stepanenko will become acting artistic director of the troupe,” Bolshoi spokeswoman Katerina Novikova said.
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Anyone have the list? Maybe some of the movies are worth watching...
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All the 100 are online down the link:
http://vefire.ru/channel/top100-filmov-dlya-shkol/
I'm especially impressed by that one:
""The Cameraman's revenge"... All roles are played by real insects...On his way to work Mr.Beetle drops in a strip bar "Careless Dragonfly" where he meets a smoking-hot dragonfly".
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Upon the first glance the list has an unusually high concentration of films about teenagers and youth and patriotic films, which given its origin is not unexpected.

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