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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Battling Beauties

The final stage of "Russia's Beauty" takes place Tuesday at the Moscow Youth Palace. Twenty-seven young women from different Russian regions are competing in the final of the annual beauty pageant. The winner will represent Russia at "Miss World 98." Tickets can be purchased for 50 rubles ($3) at the booking office of the Moscow Youth Palace, located at 28 Komsomolsky Prospekt. Tel. 246-3942. Nearest metro: Frunzenskaya.

A Russian in Hungary

As an aside to the "Sofia Days" cultural event that runs Tuesday through Thursday, the Bulgarian cultural center in Moscow presents the personal exhibition of Russian-born artist Sergei Petrov, who spent most of his life in Bulgaria. Although little known in his native land, Petrov's works include both portraits and still life pictures that are widely respected among Western art collectors. The exhibition opens Tuesday at 4 p.m in the Bulgarian cultural center at 20 Leningradsky Prospekt. Admission is free. Tel. 250-4173. Nearest metro: Belorusskaya.

Breaking Dance's Rules

William Shannon brings his unusual style of dance to Chesterfield Cafe on Friday. Shannon, who is physically disabled, blends breakdancing, mime and Charlie Chaplin-esque antics with his daily use of crutches. His performance begins at 10 p.m. at Chesterfield's, 26 Zemlyanoi Val. Tel. 917-0150. Cover charge: 60 rubles for men, free for women. Nearest metro: Kurskaya.