In the USA a novel by Updike, `the widows of Eastwick`

titleOctober 21, 2008 in American bookstores will appear novel by John Updike The Widows of Eastwick" ("widows of Eastwick"), a sequel to his famous book 1984, "The Witches of Eastwick" ("the witches of Eastwick").In The New York Times October 20, there was a review of the novel written by Michiko of Kakutani, one of the leading newspaper critics in the United States.The heroine of the first book - the witches Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart and sukie Rougemont - return to summer in the town of Eastwick in the state of Rhode island thirty years after the history with the mysterious seducer Darryl van Horne. All three ladies aged and widowed, and Eastwick, the town, once full of temptations for young women, over the years turned into a boring place, where they live a wealthy family, protecting your morals "in the 50s". Only in the 2000s pubs turned into sports bars, and everyone is obsessed with electronics.Witches who have lost their magical abilities, I hope at least partly to restore their confidence, and at the same time to try to atone for the death of their rival Jenny Gabriel.According to Michiko, Kakutani, "widows of Eastwick" is written with the same elegiac tone, which appeared in Updike's novel "Rabbit at rest" (1990), which brought the writer a Pulitzer prize. Source: In the USA a novel by Updike "widows of Eastwick"". . . Читать полностью -->

Patriarch Alexy II buried

titleThe ceremony of the burial of Patriarch Alexy II was held on Tuesday in Bloch Epiphany Cathedral in Moscow.The coffin with the body of the Patriarch, the bishops made to the Cathedral on his hands, worked his way from the temple of Christ the Savior, where he held a divine Liturgy and funeral service.To say goodbye to the Patriarch in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on Tuesday morning came the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, heads of foreign States and religious denominations, as well as thousands of Orthodox believers from all over the world.At the ceremony of burial at Epiphany Cathedral was attended by only priests. They made a final Requiem service - lithium - under the leadership of the Patriarchal Locum Tenens, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Kirill.At the end of the litany of the coffin with the body of Alexy II was buried in the vault, wooden tombstone which is subsequently replaced by stone. According to the information of RIA "Novosti", the access of believers to the place of burial of the Patriarch will be open from Wednesday, December 10.It should be noted that the late Patriarch loved to serve in the Epiphany Cathedral, especially in the days of commemoration of their patron Saint - the Metropolitan Alexis of Moscow. The Cathedral is also the burial place of Patriarch Sergius, who led the Church during the Soviet years, here 10 June 1990 enthronement of the Patriarch himself.As reported by the "vestige" that Epiphany in Yelokhovo Cathedral is a favorite icon of Alexy II - the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, moved here in the 30-ies of the last century, from the Kazan Cathedral on red square.Recall that the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia passed away last Friday. He was born in 1929 in Tallinn in the family priest. In 1950 he graduated from the Seminary in Leningrad and was ordained priest, and in 1964 became Archbishop, in 1968, the Metropolitan of Tallinn and Estonia. Читать полностью -->

In Moscow killed herself Valentin Polanski

titleIn Moscow on 3 January had committed suicide Hero of Russia, Colonel VDV Valentin Polanski, reports "Interfax" with reference to anonymous source in law enforcement bodies.With a gunshot wound, he was discovered in his apartment on the street Tsymljanskay about half past four in the morning. Polanski was sent to the Institute of emergency care named after Sklifosovsky, where he never regained consciousness and died an hour later.On a scene has arrived operatively-an investigation team. As informs "Interfax", according to preliminary data, Valentin Polanski shot of premium gun: the first shot he fired into the floor, the second himself in the chest.The representative of the information Department of the Moscow police confirmed to the news Agency RIA Novosti that Valentin Polanski had committed suicide. That Polanski was himself, the law enforcement authorities have told his wife.Recall that Valentin Polanski received the title of Hero of Russia for the assault on the heights, captured by militants Khattab during the attack on Dagestan in 1999.In 2008, Polanski became involved in the case and was accused of assault and battery of a police officer on a subway Kozhukhovskaya, but was acquitted.Polanski himself at trial, argued that everything happened exactly the opposite - that he was beaten by police when he made his remark. The process was stopped in connection with reconciliation of the parties.Vladimir Polyansky was a supporter of one of the representatives of the Russian opposition Mikhail Kasyanov and was a member of led Kasyanov's Russian people's democratic Union (rnds). Source: Moscow committed suicide Valentin Polanski. Читать полностью -->

British diplomat wrote a guide-book

titleBritish Ambassador to Kazakhstan Paul brammell wrote a guide to the Republic, reports "Interfax".The book is published in the UK. It is based on personal impressions of the author and contains information about the climate, nature, history, customs and sights of Kazakhstan. Included in the edition and tourist information: telephone numbers and addresses of hotels and restaurants.At the book launch in Astana, the diplomat said: "In the West of Kazakhstan know too little. Many people know that this country is rich in oil and gas, but not everyone knows that Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world, rich in diversity of nature".Brummell added that he would like to bring to Kazakhstan tourists not only from Britain but also from other countries. Source: British diplomat wrote a guide-book. . Читать полностью -->

In Ukraine killed a famous athlete

titleThe former world champion in the hammer throw, 53-year-old Yuri Zabolotnogo killed by a knife in the heart in his own apartment in Yavoriv district of Lviv region.As reported in Department of public relations of head Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs in the Lviv region, on 17 January, about ten o'clock in the morning to the athlete in the house came a man. Yuri Zabolotny found with stab wounds. Meanwhile, as informs "Interfax", the police on Sunday arrested on suspicion of the murder of 58-year-old inhabitant of the district, earlier repeatedly judged. According to preliminary data, he came to the Beach to beg for money for drugs, but was refused and killed a former athlete.I must say that about a month ago in the Krasnoyarsk region was found murdered 23-year-old champion on fights without rules Zakir Balashov. According to representatives of law enforcement bodies, the athlete's body with a gunshot wound to the head was discovered on December 10 near the railway station, Zaletaev in perfect conditions the area of the region. "The dead man was identified immediately. Читать полностью -->

Jean Reno in Moscow had violated a diet

titleFrench national hero Jean Reno could not resist the traditional Russian entertainments, harming the figure during a strict diet.DietPreparing for the role of head of the French group in the new blockbuster, 60-year-old actor vowed to not eat fatty, starchy and not to drink alcohol: due to strict diet Renault needs to lose about 18 pounds. Probably will lose weight, only now with a clear conscience. As it became known LIFE.RU after spending a night in the Ritz Carlton, Jean could not resist not only from fragrant buns for tea from a local restaurant, but tasted the legendary Russian "white" - only two glasses, but also know about this nutritionist artist!..- I'm preparing to play the bandit and eat a certain way: three days a week can eat meat, but only boiled, the rest of the time is vegetables, some fruit and herbal teas, is openly shared legendary actor who unassumingly left to journalists in the home sweater and a little sleepy.- At night in the room of Mr. Reno ordered green tea, two desserts and two servings of vodka, plain, with lemon - shared with LIFE.RU the hotel's staff.The white haired Steve Martin, on the contrary, in what does not deny. 73-year-old actor was treated to buns with cinnamon, chocolate with almonds - two tiles for Breakfast. So extravagant he did not only with food but also with the outfit. Читать полностью -->

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