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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


A Better Bond

Pierce Brosnan's posh Bond is back in a more human and psychologically ambitious installment in the series, "The World Is Not Enough." This time, the forces of evil threaten millions of lives and vital oil conduits from former Soviet republics. Though the film, unlike its hero, sometimes misfires, its innuendo, style, wit and outlandish chases make it a competent heir to the tradition. The lights go down at 9 p.m. at the American House of Cinema located in the Radisson-Slavjanskaya Hotel at 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya. Metro: Kievskaya. Tel. 941-8747.

Oh, Susanin

Mikhail Glinka's brilliant patriotic opera "Ivan Susanin" tells the tale of Susanin, a commoner who sacrifices himself for the tsar in the Russian-Polish conflict of 1612. Originally titled "A Life for the Tsar," this production revives the Soviet-era title. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. in the Boshoi Theater, 1 Teatralnaya Ploshchad. Metro: Teatralnaya. Tel. 292-9986.

Flower Power

"The Blue Rose" features expressive early 20th-century works by Pavel Kuznetsov, Nikolai Krymov, Viktor Borisov-Musatov, Artur Fonvizin and other members of the Blue Rose association of artists. The exhibit is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. and runs until Feb. 13 at the Museum of Private Collections, 14 Volkhonka. Metro: Kropotkinskaya. Tel. 203-7998/1546.