Fidel Castro turns 82 years

Fidel Castro turns 82 yearsOn Wednesday, August 13, celebrates the birthday of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. He turns 82 years.In 2006, Castro underwent a number of complex operations, and in February 2008 left the highest office. For health reasons he could no longer cope with their responsibilities. In his address to the nation he said that Cubans now can appreciate his legacy and role in history. Castro said: "It would be a betrayal on my part to assume the post, suggesting high activity and the full benefit, to ensure that I do not have the physical capability". He also said he intends to continue the ideological struggle. Читать полностью -->

Tom cruise congratulated Nicole Kidman with the birth of a daughter

Tom cruise congratulated Nicole Kidman with the birth of a daughterNicole Kidman and Keith urban got a huge number of colors and congratulations on the birth of his daughter. One was congratulated ex-husband Kidman Tom cruise. He sent the Sunday rose and her mother flowers."Tom was one of the first who made contact. He sent so many flowers that they could fill an entire room," said The Daily Mirror close to a pair of the source. "She received hundreds of beautiful bouquets from friends and fans. Even the Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd wrote her a birthday card. Читать полностью -->

Painting by Claude Monet sold at auction Christie's

Painting by Claude Monet sold at auction Christie'sThe collection of works of the Impressionists and contemporary artists went under the hammer at London auction Christie's for a record 144 million pounds sterling, quoted by RIA "Novosti" message the auction house."The current sales was the highest result in the history of European auctions. They illustrate that the art market is gaining strength and becoming stronger. The sharpest trade has caused a work of the highest quality, just appeared on the market", - said the head of the Department of art of the impressionist and modern art Christie's Olivier Camus.He said that for the painting "Pond with water lilies" by Claude Monet, the estimated cost of which was $ 18-24 million pounds, broke real battle. "A masterpiece by Claude Monet became the witness of this battle, which was attended by many foreign collectors. In the end, the painting went to sitting in a hall buyer for 41 million pounds is the price, which became a new world record for the artist," said Camus.He expressed "great satisfaction to those of exceptional interest", which was shown to this picture in London, new York and Hong Kong, where it was exhibited before the auction. "Such a masterpiece put up for auction in Europe for the first time in the last 20 years," ITAR-TASS reported.The picture was painted by the artist in 1919 and is part of a series of four of his works on this subject.Rare early "Dancer" by Edgar Degas was also sold at the price twice exceeding the wildest assumptions of the organizers of the auction - for 13.5 million pounds."Three" main lots closes a painting by Russian artist Natalia Goncharova "Flowers". Читать полностью -->

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