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Look!

Выставка Смотри!

Photos by [Maya Shelkovnikova](http://lubitel.su/).

Contemporary Art Exhibition “Look!” opened today in Novosibirsk.

Выставка современного искусства

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.

Современное искусство

Музыканты играютТанцы, музыка

Художник Мизин

Слава Мизин

And this, my friends, is the primary sensation of the evening: Gary Oldman came to the opening of the exhibition in Novosibirsk!

Гэри Олдман

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.

Reverse Fairytale

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.

Michael Shalenko-Jackson

A Russian woman from Novosibirsk region [has decided to name](http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090701/155402377.html) her newborn son after Michael Jackson.

Jackson fan Yevgenia Shalenko, 29, gave birth to a boy on the day of the pop legend’s death.

“My son’s birthday is both the happiest and the saddest day of my life, as the first thing I learned after recovering from labor was that Jackson had died”, Shalenko told.

The woman has already filed a request to register her son as Michael Shalenko-Jackson.

Spider-Man in Moscow

spiderman

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).