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05/23/2013

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What the Papers Say, May 23, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.

Weapons Sales to be Limited During Sochi Games

The Moscow Times
The sale of air guns and explosive materials will be limited during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said Thursday.

Opposition Activist Detained After Bolotnaya Raid

The Moscow Times
Left Front activist Vasily Kuzmin has been taken in for questioning after investigators raided his apartment as part of the Bolotnaya case on Thursday.

Over 400 Migrant Workers Held in Moscow Raid

The Moscow Times
Moscow police have detained more than 400 migrant workers, mostly from former Soviet states, following a raid on a construction site in southeast Moscow.

Prosecutors Send Case Against Bolotnaya Protesters to Court

The Moscow Times
Prosecutors have sent to court a criminal case against 12 opposition activists allegedly involved in clashes with police at an opposition rally on Bolotnaya Ploshchad last May.

Kadyrov Hosts U.S. Actor Steven Seagal in Grozny (Photos)

RIA Novosti
Hollywood star Steven Seagal has spent time with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in the latest in a series of visits by Western celebrities to Chechnya.

Worker's Body Found After 5 Months in Mariinsky Theater

RIA Novosti
A workman who disappeared in December was found dead in an attic at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater, investigators said.

Today in History, May 23

The Moscow Times
Eighty-three years ago today, the first Order of Lenin was awarded.

Cinema

Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki) and Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) dancing in the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's decadent 1920s novel 'The Great Gatsby,' showing in English at Pioner and 35MM over the week.

Concerts

The Universe of Sound: Francisco Liberona in a concert of guitar music. Conservatory Rachmaninov Hall. Saturday, May the 25th, 7 p.m.

Dance

Anyuta: Valery Gavrilin's ballet based on the story by Chekhov about a poor teacher's daughter who marries a government official. Choreographed by Vladimir Vasilyev. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. May the 28th, 29th and 30th, at 7 p.m.

Opera

Eugene Onegin: a simple and dazzling staging of Tchaikovsky's opera by Sergei Artsibashev with sets by Sergei Barkhin. Novaya Opera. Wednesday, May 29th at 7 p.m.

Theater

An aspiring executive competing in Theater of Nations' "The Gronholm Method." Their psychological evaluations happen in bizarre situations.

Gigs

Pyotr Mamonov: rock musician, songwriter and actor. Gogol Club. Friday, May the 24th at 8 p.m.

Exhibits

A woman examining an exhibition called 'Memory of a Dress' at Moscow Museum of Modern Art on Gogolevsky. It evaluates the place of the piece of clothing across the passage of time, using a selection of white materials.
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