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02/27/2014

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McFaul Leaves U.S. Ambassador Post Amid Ukraine Turmoil

Michael McFaul officially relinquished his position as U.S. ambassador to Russia on Wednesday morning, leaving one of the U.S.' most vital diplomatic posts empty amid political upheaval in neighboring Ukraine.

Tensions in Ukraine Grow Amid Russian Military Drills

Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned of growing extremism in Ukraine, and President Vladimir Putin ordered the Defense Ministry to conduct military preparedness drills in the western military district bordering Ukraine.

Advertising Market Swells to $9Bln, But the Boom is Slowing

The Russian advertising market continues to swell, but at a more reserved pace than in previous years, a study released this week found.

Concerts

Paul Lewis (piano) performs Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and Mussorgsky. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

Dance

Golden Mask: The Rite of Spring and Appartement: "The Rite of Spring": Stravinsky's one-act ballet choreographed by Tatyana Baganova. "Appartement": Mats Ek's contemporary dance piece to music by the Fleshquartet. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m.

Opera

Performers in a dramatic scene from "Lucia di Lammermoor," Donizetti's operatic masterpiece about a feud between two aristocratic families. It will be performed in Italian at the Stanislavsky Musical Theater on March 4.

Theater

Babies Spoil Relationships (Deti Portyat Otnosheniya): Semyon Strugachyov stages a musical comedy based on a play by Jean de Letraz. Mayakovsky Theater. Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m.

Gigs

Yevgeny Margulis: blues. Fomenko Studio New Stage. Tuesday, February 27, at 7 p.m.

Exhibits

A woman checking out items on display at Na Solyanke Gallery's "The Color of Pomegranates: Sergei Parajanov" exhibition. It includes films, paintings, ceramics, collages, sketches and dolls by this great artist and film director.
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