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Berezovsky Found With Ligature Around Neck, Inquest Told

Former tycoon Boris Berezovsky was found lying on his bathroom floor with a ligature around his neck, the inquest into his death was told on Thursday.

What the Papers Say, Mar. 28, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Police Question Samutsevich Over Fallen Cross

The Moscow Times
Police questioned convicted Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich over her possible involvement in the cutting down of an Orthodox cross on Monday night in southeast Moscow.

Many Russians Believe Lawmakers Fulfill Kremlin's Wishes, Survey Shows

The Moscow Times
Fewer Russians approve of the work of the State Duma and many believe that lawmakers are dependent on the Kremlin, a survey released Thursday showed.

Today in History: March 28

The Moscow Times
Sixty-nine years ago today, on March 28, 1944, Astrid Lindgren sprained her ankle in Sweden and began writing "Pippi Longstocking," the book that made her a beloved children's author. But it was a subsequent book, "Karlsson on the Roof," that made her a Soviet hit. The book, called "The World's Best Karlsson" in Russian, has been published in about 60 different editions, mostly without permission, and an animated Soviet film was a huge success. During a trip to Sweden in 1997, President Boris Yeltsin apologized to Lindgren for the Soviet-era piracy.


A hairdresser who has just completed cancer treatment finds out that her husband cheated on her, but meets a troubled widower when she goes to Italy for her daughter's wedding in the Danish comedy "Love is All You Need."


Denis Matsuev (piano) and the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, his Vocalise and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Leonard Slatkin conducts. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. April 1st and 2nd, 7 p.m.


Appartement (Kvartira): Mats Ek's contemporary dance piece to music by the Fleshquartet. Also in program is the premiere of Stravinsky's one-act ballet "The Rite of Spring" (Vesna Svyashchennaya) choreographed by Tatyana Baganova. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. March the 28th, 7 p.m.


Eugene Onegin: a simple and dazzling staging of Tchaikovsky's opera by Sergei Artsibashev with sets by Sergei Barkhin. Novaya Opera. Saturday the 30th, 7 p.m.


An owner of a provincial estate decides to marry her 23-year-old daughter to an old, wealthy prince who has come over for a stay. The wedding is almost finalized when the man declares that this was all an "Uncle's Dream."


Tinavie: downtempo, ambient, new jazz. Shestnadtsat Tonn. Thursday the 28th, 8 p.m.


Irina Polin builds installations using collectible artifacts, fresh flowers and even chocolates, and then captures them on film for a result that is both elegant and surreal. Her work is on display at the Pobeda Gallery until May 14.
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