This is just a quick reminder to everyone that the Multicultural global grounds social hour is being held today in the Palo Duro Lounge from 3:00 to 5:30. Afterwards, the annual Multicultural Karaoke Night will run from 6p-10p and will feature songs being sung from all the culture clubs including: German, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Chinese, members from the International Student Organization and of course RCS. This year the event is Halloween themed, so costumes are encouraged and there will even be prizes handed out to the best dressed!
28-го Oктября – General Meeting/ Jeopardy (12:00 @TH 204)
2-го Ноября – Food Fair (11am-3pm @ UC Mall)
4-го Ноября – Русский Стол Meeting – Topic: Eugene Onegin
5-го Ноября – Evgenniy Onegin (Dallas Opera)
17-го Ноября – Taste of Europe Dinner
Russian oil giant Rosneft to restore Romanov palace near St. Petersburg
The Ropsha Palace (LINK: Ропша), an 18th-century residence near St. Petersburg built by order of Peter the Great, is to be rented to the state-owned Rosneft oil corporation for 99 years.Making the announcement on Oct. 25, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said that the company will restore the palace, which is in a state of disrepair, and will create access for tourists to the estate after restoration.
Grannies make deal with Lipton
Russian startup Cocco Bello, based in the village of Maliy Turish in the Sverdlovsk Region (760 miles from Moscow), will produce 15,000 candy spoons that will be included in large packages of Lipton Yellow Label tea in November. The deal came out of Cocco Bello’s participation in the Lipton Goodstarter project, a platform created to support young socially beneficial companies. As part of the initiative, Cocco Bello received a 300,000 rubles ($4,800) investment from Lipton.
Week in History
First football match in Russia
October 24, 1897: in St. Petersburg the first football game in Russian history took place. Teams were formed by British workers on one side and Russian workers on the other. The match finished with a 6-0 victory for the English.
First Russian Theater Arises
October 27, 1672, the first performance in Comedy horomina – the first in Russia building built specifically for theater performances by decree of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in his summer residence in the Transfiguration Cathedral near Moscow.