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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Writer Takes You Back

Meet the acclaimed writer Valentin Lavrov, author of historical detective novels featuring the brave police officer Count Sokolov who investigates bloody crimes in pre-Revolutionary Russia, at the Biblio-Globus book store at 6 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lavrov will sign copies of his new best-selling novel "The Catastrophe," which dips into the lives of such greats as Tsar Nicholas II and revolutionary Felix Dzerzhinsky. Nearest metro: Lubyanka.

Whirling Wind-Up Dolls

Watch the old familiar story of the poor village girl who becomes a beautiful princess in the ballet "Cinderella," performed by the Lyons Opera Ballet at the Bolshoi Theater on Wednesday at 7 p.m. But this version of the famous tale is far from old hat. It features actors masked to look like dolls who move in an awkward, toylike way. Moreover, the story is presented from the point of view of a child. Tickets cost up to 350 rubles ($20). Nearest metro: Teatralnaya.

Italian Know-How

Come browse through everything from fine clothing to household supplies at an exhibition of Italian consumer goods. The exibition runs Wednesday and Thursday in the Expocenter exhibition hall at 14 Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Tickets cost 25 rubles ($1.50). Nearest metro: Ulitsa 1905 Goda.