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China becomes world’s second largest film market

China becomes world’s second largest film market

Box office sales in China surge to $2.74 billion in 2012 meaning the country is now the world's second-largest film market.

Wong Kar-wai returns with The Grandmaster

Wong Kar-wai returns with The Grandmaster

Acclaimed film maker Wong Kar-wai returns to the screen with The Grandmaster, which debuted on Tuesday.

Gerard Depardieu declines title in Mordovia

Gerard Depardieu declines title in Mordovia

French actor Gerard Depardieu declines the offer to become the Minister of Culture of Mordovia Republic.

Beach Soccer at 2016 Olympics?

Beach Soccer at 2016 Olympics?

Football legend Pele is lobbying for beach soccer to be included in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Christmas in Russia

Christmas in Russia

In Orthodox Russia Christmas is different after living through a period of forced atheism while under Soviet power.

Report highlights Russian living standards

Report highlights Russian living standards

A large-scale study of living standards in Russia has been conducted jointly by RIA Novosti and the Moscow News newspaper.

FC Spartak Moscow is Russia’s most valuable football brand

FC Spartak Moscow is Russia’s most valuable football brand

According to PwC research Spartak Moscow has overtaken Zenit Saint Petersburg as the most valuable sport brand in Russia.