The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europe

In an extraordinary meeting this morning, the Committee of Ministers decided, in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, that the Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Council of Europe as from today, after 26 years of membership.

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The Greek Thread in Alvar Aalto’s Works

The great Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto was so fascinated by ancient Greek architecture that in 1925 he designed a classic Mediterranean atrium for his brother’s house (“Casa Väinö”) in Alajärvi. This is just one of the curious facts that the Greek architect Konstantinos Xanthopoulos cites in his richly illustrated book, Alvar Aalto and Greece: Trailing Ariadne’s Thread (MELISSA Publishing House)

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Andrey Daniel. Between Two Eras

In 2019, Andrey Daniel was asked to put on a solo exhibition together with the SCAG team. In the process of considering the content of the exhibition and the approach to the selection of works, the artist left us. The loss of Andrey Daniel, of his keen mind and extensive knowledge

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The New Issue of Svetilnik Magazine

The new issue 22 of Svetilnik for 2020 is alredy on the website of the Friends of India Club. It is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of India; introduced is the remarkable Indian artist Nandalal Bose

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Parisian Rendezvous, 1939

The exhibition Parisian Rendezvous emphasizes a seminal topic which though understated, unwaveringly dominated the trends in Bulgarian art during the second half of the 20th century. For the Bulgarian artists the imaginary Paris was an epitome of the “cherished” European modernity

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THE TICKET by David Clark

Every Monday without fail, Miss Harper visited her local library and took out two books. One on murder, the other on travel. In her mind, she had visited many countries and knew many details of their history and culture. She could lecture at length, to anyone who cared to listen.

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Trams by David Clark

I have always been intrigued by the trams of Sofia as they clatter and rock along their rickety tracks. People standing in the road muttering to themselves and looking for the next tram, which should have been here ages ago and when you get in the tram all life is here

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