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Russia beat its record Winter Paralympic medal haul at the Sochi Games on Wednesday while claiming 10 of 18 medals on offer in the cross-country skiing one-kilometer sprints. Following the sprints, host nation Russia has a total medal haul of 46, eight more than its previous Winter Paralympic best from Vancouver 2010. Sixteen of those are gold medals.
The long list for the Russian Prize, an annual international literary award, has been announced. The award is presented to the best works written in Russian by writers living outside Russia. The long list includes the works of 35 authors from 14 countries around the world.
An exhibition of Icons of the Madonna has opened at the Diocesan Museum of Naples. The display includes 30 icons of ancient Rus from the art gallery of the bank Intesa Sanpaolo. The bank is well known for financing the restoration of artwork and sponsorship of exhibits in Russia and Italy.
The OSCE has criticized Kiev’s “repressive” move to shut down the broadcasting of Russian TV channels after the media watchdog reported over 50% of providers have already fulfilled the order allegedly aimed at “ensuring national security and sovereignty.”
The text for the Total Dictation – 2014 will be written by Alexei Ivanov, the laureate of a number of prestigious literary prizes and the author of The Heart of Parma and The Geographer Drank His Globe Away. This event, held each year on April 12 in cities across Russia and around the globe, is aimed at improving literacy.
Russia Breaks Medal Record at Sochi Paralympics Mar 12, 2014
Collection of Russian Icons Presented in Naples Mar 12, 2014
Alexei Ivanov Selected to Pen Total Dictation Mar 12, 2014
Malevich Exhibition from Amsterdam Opens in Bonn Mar 12, 2014
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