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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Brotherly Love


The nation's cinema industry has yet to get the hang of the mindless but enjoyable summer flick, but Alexei Balabanov's star-studded "Brat 2" is a passable attempt. Shot in St. Petersburg and Chicago, it stars Sergei Bodrov Jr. and has been described by some as the Russian "Pulp Fiction." The show starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Cinema Center, 15 Druzhinnikovskaya Ulitsa. Metro Krasnopresnenskaya. Tel. 205-7306, 255-9692/9273.


Woeful Farewell


After two years playing to packed houses, local superstar Oleg Menshikov's production of "Woe From Wit" (Gore Ot Uma) is drawing to a close. This staging of 19th-century playwright Alexander Griboyedov's tragi-comical masterpiece was slammed by critics but loved by theatergoers. "Woe from Wit" plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Mossoviet Theater, 16 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa. Metro Mayakovskaya. Tel. 292-8455.


Ideological Analogies


Leah Bendavid-Val may not have been the first to notice the parallels between the Depression-era United States and Stalin's Soviet Union, but her photo exhibit, "Propaganda and Dreams," highlights such similarities. Entering its last week, the exhibition is a must for all those interested in the influence of ideology on the creative process. Showing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day Tuesday through next Monday at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, 12 Ulitsa Volkhonka. Metro Kropotkinskaya. Tel. 203-7998/9578.