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Two Bolshoi shows removed from the poster

The famous Moscow theater announces the withdrawal of the ballet Nureyev by Kirill Serebrennikov and opera Don Pasquale by Timofei Kuliabin. These two directors have indeed publicly declared their opposition to Russia’s offensive in Ukraine. Nureyev will be replaced by Spartacusa very “martial” choreography already on the program in April during a performance in support of the Russian military operation in Ukraine…



Israel outraged by Lavrov’s remarks

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid castigated, on Monday May 2, the remarks of his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, who had affirmed that Hitler “had Jewish blood” and summoned the Russian ambassador to obtain “clarification”. Ukrainian President Volodymyr “Zelensky makes this argument: how can Nazism be present (in Ukraine) if he himself is Jewish”Sergei Lavrov said on an Italian channel on Sunday evening.



Finland cancels giant contract with Rosatom

A consortium in Finland on Monday (May 2) canceled its contract with the Russian giant Rosatom to build a nuclear reactor, citing the impact of the war in Ukraine on the feasibility of the project. “The war in Ukraine has increased the risks of the project” located on the shores of the Baltic Sea, justified the Fennovoima consortium, pointing out that the Rosatom subsidiary involved in the project had “been unable to mitigate these risks”. Already fragile since its birth in 2010 and marked by significant schedule delays, this project was one of the largest industrial projects involving a Russian group in the European Union.


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