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Argentine tango has therapeutic effects on Parkinson’s disease sufferers – study
Sufferers of Parkinson’s disease may have found a potential and unexpected remedy – dancing the Argentine tango. Researchers insist dancing could have therapeutic and physical value for those suffering from rigidity as well as depression and fatigue.

13.04.2015 20:27

New institute in Washington helps nurture US-Russian relations
Russia and the US were once staunch allies in the struggle against the Axis, scholars and diplomats reminded the academic community at a symposium introducing a new institute for Russian culture and history.

13.04.2015 19:54

‘I was to play Rachmaninoff, not preach politics’ – fired pianist Valentina Lisitsa to RT
The Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa has become even more famous than she's already been among the online community, after her political views cost her a job with a Canadian orchestra. And she doesn't plan on being silenced, she told RT.

07.04.2015 20:41

Canadian orchestra drops Ukraine-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa over anti-Kiev posts
A Ukrainian-born pianist was barred from playing at Canada’s Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) for expressing views on the situation in Ukraine via Twitter, according to the soloist herself. The move led to a social media storm tagged #LetValentinaPlay.

06.04.2015 23:29

​Sarah Brightman to RT: ‘I want to sing beautifully on ISS – despite space mucus’
Singing sensation Sarah Brightman, who will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in September, discusses rumors that her trip is a marketing stunt, talks about the pitfalls of singing in space, and gives an update on her Russian lessons.

15.03.2015 20:04

​The world is on fire: Who cares! It’s #TheDress color that matters
Is it black and blue? Is it white and gold? What color is it? The Western media has been fixated on these questions this past week – questions that have dominated TV news bulletins, newspaper headlines, and news websites.

02.03.2015 13:56

'V for Varoufakis!' Greek finance minister burns EU with laser eyes (VIDEO)
As Greece’s finance minister clashes with the EU and his German counterpart over Athens' debt to the Troika of European lenders, a German show has uploaded a YouTube video spoof of the economic standoff between them, entitled ‘V for Varoufakis’.

26.02.2015 12:04

Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight arrested for murder after fatal LA hit-and-run
The founder of one of America’s biggest record labels has been arrested for murder. Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, the creator of Death Row Records, is being held following a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.

30.01.2015 11:26

Soprano in space: 'Phantom of the Opera' star trains for ISS flight in Russian forest
World-famous soprano and songwriter Sarah Brightman is braving Russia’s wilds as she undergoes special astronaut training in survival in extreme rural conditions, which includes making a shelter from a parachute and cooking food in the forest.

25.01.2015 08:00

Would-be ISS space tourist Sarah Brightman comes to Russia for Star City boot camp
Phantom of the Opera star and the world’s best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, is set to start her training routine at Russia’s Star City before a 10-day journey into space. The September trip will cost the singer $52 million.

15.01.2015 11:16

Russell Brand and Dizzee Rascal to be studied in UK schools
Pop culture icons Russell Brand and Dizzee Rascal will be studied as texts in English A-levels after September 2015 as the UK exams regulator attempts to update the syllabus to reflect the broader uses of the English language.

08.01.2015 09:52

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst wants to visit Russia, hopes to ‘understand Putin’
The bearded winner of the 2014 Eurovision contest says she would like to visit Russia and would not refuse the chance to spend a week with the country’s president – in order to better understand him.

28.12.2014 20:48