Ukrainian authorities have blocked the release of a film about Soviet footballers who defied Nazi Germany amid fears it could ignite explosive emotions just weeks before the country co-hosts the Euro 2012 tournament.
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Friday 23 October 2009
Inspired by the Two Moors Festival's mishap on Dartmoor in 2007, with its long-awaited £26,000 Bösendorfer – the highly-skilled, professional piano-movers dropped it off the back of their lorry and left it for dead – BBC Music Magazine recently ran a cheery piece about other stories of cruelty to pianos. Sawn in half, catapulted across a desert, dropped into a Swiss lake... there's no end to the indignities this supremely dignified instrument has been subject to.
Monday 12 October 2009
Sunday 11 October 2009
Saturday 10 October 2009
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Tuesday 29 September 2009
It's not quite the Siberia some of Jose Mourinho's adversaries back in Italy would like to send him to but tonight's trip to Kazam, in deepest Russia, will provide a stern test for the Special One's walking wounded.
Friday 18 September 2009
Marian Schwartz's pacey and compelling new tranlsation of this most unstuffy classic captures a wonderful chrocicle of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath as a colourful, absurd and even merry cocktail of nightmare and farce.
Sunday 06 September 2009
Monday 17 August 2009
Monday 10 August 2009
What a task Ian Baron has on his hands. Since being appointed in March as chief executive of Cadogan Petroleum, the Alternative Investment Market-listed oil and gas exploration group with operations in Ukraine, Mr Baron has had to deal with a sea of troubles: he has stopped spending money on operations while conducting a review of the company's activities, has launched legal proceedings against his predecessor over allegations of "improper payments" made to the group by suppliers, and to cap it all, Mr Baron was beaten up by as-yet-unknown assailants in Kiev.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Thursday 25 June 2009
Elena Baltacha yesterday launched a stirring defence of British tennis as she prepared to launch a bid for a place in the third round of Wimbledon. The Kiev-born 25-year-old is the only home survivor in the women's singles, while Andy Murray flies the flag for Britain's men after nine out of 11 players fell at the first hurdle.
Thursday 04 June 2009
Cruzeiro forward Kleber has said that he does not want to answer any more questions about a possible move to Liverpool with his club insisting that they want to keep him.
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Cruzeiro forward Kleber has claimed Liverpool are attempting to sign him.
Thursday 14 May 2009
Kiev could lose the right to stage the final of Euro 2012 while three other Ukrainian cities must prove their suitability to stage matches in the competition, the Uefa president, Michel Platini, said yesterday.
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