Modigliani’s “Reclining Nude” was sold at auction in new York for $157.2 million NEW YORK, may 15. /TASS/. Painting “Reclining Nude” (Nu couche (sur le cote gauche), 1917) painted by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) on Monday sold for a record $157.2 million at auction in new York. This was reported by the auction house Sotheby’s is staging the auction devoted to impressionist and modern art. “A masterpiece of Amedeo Modigliani’s 1917 “Reclining Nude” sold for $ 157.2 million — the highest auction price in the history of Sotheby’s”, — stated in the message of the auction house on Twitter. The name of the buyer is not called. Estimated value of the lot was $150 million, which also was the highest estimate among all the works of art ever exhibited at this auction. The picture reaching diagonally 147 cm, part of a series of 22 paintings, which can be seen
The speaker of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic Magomed Daudov © Yelena Afonina/TASS GROZNY, may 15. /TASS/. The speaker of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic Magomed Daudov considers allegations of foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian about the violation of the rights of citizens in Chechnya, and about a thousand Chechens allegedly fighting in the ranks of the “Islamic state”(IG, is prohibited in Russia).
Aman Tuleyev © Daniel Aikin/TASS KEMEROVO, may 15. /TASS/. The former head of the Kuzbass, the Chairman of the Council of people’s deputies of the region 74-year-old Aman Tuleyev will not participate in the primaries of “United Russia” on parliamentary elections of the Kemerovo region, told TASS in the Kemerovo regional branch of the party on Tuesday.
The acting Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin © Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS SOCHI, may 15. /TASS/. The acting Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will take part in the first of a series of meeting on the defense industry under the chairmanship of Russian President Vladimir Putin. About this, answering the question TASS, said the acting press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov.
The DPRK proposed to hold high-level meeting and South Korea agreed North Korea proposed to hold inter-Korean high-level talks. About it reports Reuters, citing South Korean Ministry of national unification. 10фотографий10фотографий10фотографий Seoul agreed to Pyongyang’s proposal, a meeting is scheduled for may 16 at the point of negotiations Panmunjom on the border of two States. Currently there are negotiations about details of the summit. Presumably, the parties will discuss the resumption of dialogue between the red cross. Another point will be the meeting of relatives living on different sides of the 38th parallel. In addition, may be affected by the topic of athletes from the DPRK and the Republic of Korea under a single flag. In turn, the Agency Yonhap said that North Korea will send to the meeting a delegation of 29 members. It will include officials responsible for the areas of sport and Economics, as well as journalists.
Maduro has promised to arrange in Venezuela’s “economic revolution” if he wins the election TASS, may 15. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to fellow citizens to lead them to economic prosperity in case of a victory on presidential election on 20 may. This was reported by the Venezuelan news Agency. In recent years the South American country is experiencing an acute socio-economic crisis, inflation in 2018 is projected at 14,000%. “I am psychologically, mentally and politically prepared to in that case, if you make me President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the years 2019-2025, to get you on the path to growth, prosperity and economic revival of the Motherland, we will build it together with the help of a great economic revolution,” — said the politician. He also “swore” that will end with speculators and “economic mafia” and Venezuela will move “towards stability, to the economic world.”
North Korea started to dismantle nuclear test site North Korea began dismantling buildings at the nuclear test site, Pungere. It is reported portal 38 North, citing a report of the study group from the University of Johns Hopkins. Analysts have examined satellite images from may 7, and found significant changes compared to the last survey. This time it was torn down several key buildings, dismantled railway, leading into the mountainous part of the complex, also seen several overturned carts. The entrances to the tunnels remain open, several “important structures” remained intact. Experts believe that this is done in connection with the upcoming activities for the public closure of Pungere in the period from 23 to 25 may. On April 27, the Leaders of the DPRK and the Republic of Korea Kim Jong-UN and moon Jae-In held the first ever summit on the South Korean part of the demilitarized zone. The
The third world war will not be, says the Dalai Lama DHARAMSALA, may 15 — RIA Novosti, Olga Lipic. The third world war will not be, says the Dalai Lama. About this spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, prevalent in Russia, said in an interview with RIA Novosti following the meeting with leading Russian scientists in his residence in the North Indian town of Dharamsala. “I think not,” said the Dalai Lama in response to the question about the possibility of the Third world in connection with rising geopolitical tensions in the world, including between Russia and the United States. According to him, in the event of a nuclear war killed all life on the planet, so everyone’s “need to rely on common sense and broad minded thinking.” The Buddhist leader also noted that in today’s world, all seven billion people depend on each other. “Russia needs Western world and in
Historians were left without “Democracy” In Russia stopped the work of the international Foundation “Democracy”, created in 1993, former member of the Politburo, one of the ideologists of perestroika, Alexander Yakovlev. The Foundation has published the collections a unique Soviet documents. The organization closed because of lack of funds: “Democracy” refused foreign funding, “not be considered an agent”. Employees for six months he worked without a salary, but the last straw was the termination of free rent which was provided to Fund President Boris Yeltsin. The closure of the Fund “b” told the President Natalia Usacka. “Unfortunately, we failed to find a permanent source of funding, she said.— Now the Fund is in liquidation. We have been forced to deny authors who planned to be published with us.” We will remind, the international Fund “Democracy” was established in 1993 on the initiative of the former member of the Politburo of
Lars von Trier presented at the Cannes festival a new film CANNES, may 15 — RIA Novosti. Danish Director Lars von Trier after a seven year break, presented at the Cannes film festival his new film “the House that Jack built”, the correspondent of RIA Novosti. On the red carpet with the film were Matt Dillon, Shiwan Fallon, Riley Kio, Sophie Grobel and Bruno Ganz. In 2011, Trier was declared “persona non grata” at the Cannes festival. During the press conference of his movie “Melancholia”, which participated in the main program of the competition, Trier inadvertently spoke about his sympathy for Adolf Hitler. This did not prevent the jury present the award for best actress American actress Kirsten dunst, however, badly tarnished the relationship of organizers with von Trier. Seven years later, Cannes is ready to accept the controversial Director back. The film “the House that Jack built” tells the