Photos by [Maya Shelkovnikova](http://lubitel.su/).
Contemporary Art Exhibition “Look!” opened today in Novosibirsk.
The opening was very exciting: pornographic pictures on the walls were in abundance, the musicians were wonderful, a cultural critic Sergey Samoilenko talked to vice-governor Andrei Filichev, as a modern artist Slava Mizin of the “Blue Noses” group launched fireworks from his own pants.
And this, my friends, is the primary sensation of the evening: Gary Oldman came to the opening of the exhibition in Novosibirsk!
Mr Oldman friendly talked to local residents and even made a commentary for TV. By the way, [Robin Williams](http://www.flickr.com/photos/nokato/2723917535/sizes/o/in/set-72157603610266957/) came to Novosibirsk to watch the total solar eclipse last year.
Amazing Russian band [Plan GoBla](http://www.myspace.com/plangobla) performs songs backwards live without any special effects. This time they reversed the song Fairytale by the winner of Eurovision-2009 Alexander Rybak.
At 1:55 the video begins to play in the opposite direction and you can listen to the song in its normal sound.
A natural gas pipeline [exploded](http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1010/42/377036.htm) in western Moscow early Sunday, sending flames up to 200 meters into the air in what a top city official called the largest fire in the capital since World War II.
The spectacular fire drew a large crowd of onlookers, including a person who showed up wearing a Spider-Man suit but abstained from any attempts at heroics. “Mayor himself called me! — Spider-Man announced to everyone. — He asked me to save Moscow from fire!”
[More photos of fire](http://q-u-a-t-t-r-o.livejournal.com/191332.html?mode=reply) and it’s [consequences](http://1beer.livejournal.com/33508.html?mode=reply).