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Pavel Elizarov was first arrested in Belarus at the age of 19. Previously, he witnessed the start of the Maidan movement during the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004.

At that time, having confessed to being a radical, he spent a couple of nights in prison and will never forget what he experienced. He was one of the first Russians arrested in Belarus, and his stay was just as unpleasant. It was so cold in the cell that his mates on the march jumped arm in arm at night to keep warm, as if jumping on a rope without a rope to catch it. In freezing temperatures it was impossible to sleep, and in any case, there was only one wooden bed for a dozen inmates. The feat will hit international news, and Pavel remembers with a humorous smile the chorizo ​​that his friends left in prison so he could have something to eat.

The tyrant they were protesting against is still in power: Lukashenka. And the arrests of protesters also continue.

Later, as he became more and more active in the Russian activist movement, he was arrested along with Alexei Navalny, the worst enemy of Vladimir Putin. When forced to flee to Portugal in 2013, he immediately asks for political asylum, and it is his friend who signs a letter to the Portuguese authorities, proving his role in opposition to the Putin regime. A few days ago, he sent him a message stating that the protest against his arrest had provoked a political crisis in Portugal. The answer has not come yet.

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Pavel, who has lived in Lisbon for seven years, does not feel a threat to his safety in the city that welcomed him, but he does not hide his outrage at the way the city council exposes dissidents like him. “They didn’t know what they were doing, but what worries me most is the ignorance that shows me,” he says. “Increased attention to these issues should be a priority here.”

If he returns to Russia, he will be arrested. There is no doubt about that.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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