The Best carnivals of the world
  February is the month of carnivals, which are held in almost every town. The most famous in Venice and Viareggio. For carnival ball masks made of papier-mache, although this…

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Rendezvous with autumn. Photo report on the environmental festival
  Hello, dear friends! Within a short period had accumulated so much material that the delay in publication is fraught with even greater debris. Because the site is, after all,…

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Exhibitions, festivals and fashion week: top 15 cultural events this autumn


When: September 12

Charity festival “Apple Day” will be held in St. Petersburg for the third time. By tradition, all profit participants will bring to the AdVita Fund. Dishes made from local apples, cider, market hand-made, entertainment for adults and children, music – 12 September everything will be in the best traditions of St. Petersburg fairs.

When: September 17 – October 10

This is the ninth international festival of cartoon stories will take place in St. Petersburg. The exhibition program will start on September 17, education – September 25. The best modern comic authors, professors of St. Petersburg universities and cultural centers will deliver lectures and conduct master classes for all who are fond of “paper” art.

When: September 19-26

In the framework of Swiss made in Russia in St. Petersburg for the third time will be held the week of modern dance art Switzerland. The house will be the site of the “Skorokhod”. but the festival will go beyond the walls: the organizers have already announced about a street performance on the Nevsky Prospekt.

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Festival “Pavlovskaya autumn


Festival of arts «Pavlovskaya autumn” (hereinafter ” the Festival) was first held in 2009 in the framework of the Year of I. P. Pavlov. dedicated to the 160th anniversary since the birth of the eminent physiologist, the first Russian Nobel prize winner.

The Festival has become one of the stages in drawing the attention of the public, the media to the process of preservation of spiritual and moral heritage of I. P. Pavlov and development of General, musical and artistic education of the youth .

A renowned scholar, organizer of scientific activities, the founder of the strongest physiological school in the world, a physiologist, and a patriot to extreme old age retained a lasting interest in life and never limit yourself only to science.

I. P. Pavlov showed a keen interest in reading fiction. Favourite authors were M. Yu. William Shakespeare. J. Verne. F. M. Dostoevsky. I. A. Krylov .

Great fun had Pavlov, listening to famous pianist Hoffmann. violinist Jan Kubelik. Tchaikovsky’s ” Slippers “, “Eugene Onegin “, Mussorgsky ’ Khovanshchina Continue reading



Carnival 2011 season is nearing its end. All over the world are the last celebration before lent, which marks the end of winter and arrival of spring. For almost a month across Europe and America held various parades and festivals. Culminated in the largest and most famous carnival is the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Celebrations in Rio will continue until March 8.

In today’s edition you will see the most colorful photographs from the carnival . who took the last few weeks around the world.

Dancers backstage before the carnival in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, March 4, 2011. (Photo By Borja Suarez | Reuters):

This costume is called “one Hundred years of history” and made by Spanish designer Leo Martinez. The dancer was chosen Queen of the annual contest, held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, March 2, 2011. (Photo By Santiago Ferrero | Reuters):

A dog in a costume parade in the French quarter of New Orleans, February 27, 2011. Photo by Gerald Herbert | AP):

The actor in costume of harlequin’s carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia, March 5, 2011. (Photo By Jose Miguel Gomez | Reuters):

Carnival masks of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2011. (Photo by Felipe Dana | AP):

“Mud” parade in Paraty, Brazil, March 5, 2011. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd | AP):

A rare treat — Lovin ‘ in the mud “Mud” Continue reading