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Pictures of Klimta have hidden from a sin far away


the Viennese Austrian gallery again it has appeared in the centre of attention of world community thanks to being in its exposition to Gustav Klimta`s five cloths. Last Monday the arbitration court of Vienna has decided that the gallery should return these pictures to the citizen of the USA Maria Altman, the successor of the Jewish industrialist at which these pictures have been selected by nazis in 1939 (see from January, 18th). And on Friday the lawyer of the madam Altman Rendol Shonberg has received by e-mail the letter from the unknown person who threatened to destroy these five pictures ostensibly not to give them to take out from Austria. Mister Shonberg has transferred this letter to representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Austria and a management of the Austrian gallery. Pictures which are estimated in $150 million, have been there and then withdrawn from an exposition and sent in a store room. The Austrian police through the Internet - the provider managed to leave on a trace of the blackmailer it has appeared which 50 - the summer inhabitant of the earth the Bottom Austria. During interrogation he has confessed that has really sent the letter with threats, however has told that was during that moment in a state of intoxication. Obviously, about the decision of arbitration court of Vienna he has learnt also in a state of intoxication as the madam Altman after verdict announcement has declared at once that pictures will not leave limits of Austria.

Galina Vishnevskaya will celebrate anniversary competition
In honour of Galina Vishnevskaya the International competition of opera singers is founded. Competition will pass in 2006 in Moscow. Its founders became Federal agency on culture and cinematography and capital committee on culture of the government of Moscow, and also the Center of opera singing of Vishnevskaya. Competition is founded in honour of an anniversary of the world famous singer which will be marked in October.

competitive tests consist of three rounds. The first - preliminary listening on videocassettes. The second and third rounds will pass in the Center of opera singing from October, 18 till October, 22nd. Galina Vishnevskaya underlined time and again that Moscow needs opera competition of world level.