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Ukrainian region bans 'Russian-language cultural products' in public spaces

A region in western Ukraine has decided to ban public displays of pretty much anything in Russian, claiming the move is necessary to preserve unity in the country. The authors want the ban to go nationwide. The Lvov region’s legislature voted on Tuesday to impose a moratorium on the “public use of Russian-language cultural products in all forms,” with 58 ...

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What about his Italian? Jamie Oliver accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ over Jamaican jerk rice

After Jamie Oliver was accused of cultural appropriation by a Labour MP over his ‘Punchy Jerk Rice’ product, supporters leapt to his defence, one man admitting he cooked a ‘Lancashire hotpot’ despite not hailing from Lancashire. TV chef Oliver, famous for his documentary series highlighting the poor nutritional value of British school dinners, was probably hoping that his microwavable jerk ...

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Wrong way: Silo smashes into cultural center as demolition plan fails (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Apr, 2018 03:49 Edited time: 10 Apr, 2018 03:49 The controlled demolition of a 53-meter disused cement silo in Denmark went spectacularly wrong in front of hundreds of spectators, when explosives pushed the building in the wrong direction, crushing part of a cultural center. Vordingborg Mayor Mikael Smed said that, thankfully, there were no injuries since the ...

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Russian diplomats accuse Washington of inspiring attacks on Kiev cultural center

The Russian Foreign Ministry has called upon the US to stop supporting radical nationalists in Ukraine. It said recent attacks on the Russian Cultural Center in Kiev were inspired by US seizures of diplomatic property. Read more The comment was published on the Facebook page of the Russian embassy in Washington soon after a group of radical Ukrainian nationalists attacked ...

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Ukrainian radicals storm Russian cultural center in Kiev, burn Russian flag (PHOTOS)

Ukrainian right-wing extremists have burst into the building of the Russian international cultural agency in Kiev. The radicals burnt a Russian flag and wreaked havoc in the facility at a time when “children were there.” The intruders also vandalized an exhibition dedicated to the famous Russian opera singer, Feodor Chaliapin, Rossotrudnichestvo – the cultural agency in question – said in a ...

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‘Envy of the world’: Macron urges UNESCO to protect French baguette as cultural heritage

President Emmanuel Macron has backed calls from bakers to put the traditional French bread – the baguette – on the list of intangible cultural treasures protected by UNESCO, calling the oblong loaf an “envy of the world.” “The baguette is envied around the world. We must preserve its excellence and our expertise, and it is for this reason that it ...

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Iran bans English in primary schools after calls to end Western ‘cultural invasion’

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 11:39 Iran has banned teaching English in primary schools, a top education official says. The move comes amid repeated calls from Tehran to put an end to the Western “cultural invasion” of the Islamic Republic. “Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head ...

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Ukrainian police clash with Saakashvili supporters storming cultural center in Kiev (PHOTOS)

Thousands of people supporting Mikhail Saakashvili, the fugitive ex-Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition figure, have once again taken to the streets of Kiev to take a local cultural center by storm. Some 2,000 people turned up for yet another protest action in support of Saakashvili in the Ukrainian capital on Sunday. The demonstrators marched through the city center to Maidan ...

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Putting a $70mn price tag on friendship: Ukraine seeks to sell cultural center in Moscow

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:54 A group of Ukrainian lawmakers are lobbying to repeal a treaty with Russia governing information and cultural centers, which would allow the Kiev government to sell its cultural-center building in Moscow, according to a Russian daily newspaper. Izvestia reported on Tuesday that a number of Ukrainian MPs led by MP Irina Friz have prepared ...

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Playboy Mansion to cultural monument? LA councillor faces hard sell

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 19:02 The Playboy Mansion could become a cultural monument, according to a motion introduced by a Los Angeles City Council member. The Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, was owned by Playboy Enterprises from 1971 to 2016, when it was sold for $ 100 million, the LA Times reports. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner lived ...

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