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Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful. March 7, 2012

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Irina Sheik appeared in the magazine Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. March 2012.

We are here to introduce a woman who strives for beauty and compassion, and who is not an ill-willed gossip but a stunning reality.
Irina Shayk (Sheik) is a Russian model known for her 2007 – 2012 appearances in the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”. Irina was the cover model for the 2011 issue. She inherited her competitive spirit and her gorgeous look from her Russian mother and her Tatar-(Mongolian) father.
Irina started her career relatively late for a model. When she was 19 years old (and working at a beauty salon in Russia) she was discovered by her future manager, and soon after that she began modeling in Paris.

In 2007 she worked for “Intimissimi” and in the same year debuted in the annual “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”. Other works include the “Victoria’s Secret” catalog, “Lacoste” and “Cesare Paciotti”. Her magazine covers include “Annabelle”, “Bolero”, “Woman”, “Vanity Fair” “Jalousie”, and “Paris Capital”. On May 2009 she signed with the modeling agency IMG.
In the spring and summer of 2010 Irina modeled for “Armani Exchange”. She ranked first in the “50 Hottest Russian Women” list by Complex magazine, and “Glamour” Spain awarded her “Best International Model of 2010”. (more…)


Dalai Lama: We Must Learn More About Each Other January 30, 2012

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Exclusive Interview done by Russian Journalist Olga Lipich

Translated by Elena Shlychkov.

More than seven thousand pilgrims from Russia, China, India, Mongolia, Japan, USA and other countries came to learn religious teachings on the eve of 2012. This event was held by the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, XIV, at the request of Russian Buddhists in their Indian residence in the city Dharamsala (foothills of the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh).

From Russia (mostly from Buryatia, Kalmykia, Tuva, as well as Moscow, St. Petersburg and other big cities) half a thousand people came to listen to “Ocean Teacher” (translated as The Dalai Lama), incarnation of Avalokitesvara Buddha of compassion. He spoke about relations with Russia, the renunciation of political power, on how to achieve harmony between people of different faiths and the root causes of the global crisis.



“His Name is Luka”, Suzanne Vega’s Lesson on Compassion December 12, 2011

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By E. Shlychkov.

Every once in a while, a new music star comes along whose work resonates with the hearts and minds of a generation. Benny Goodman created his luminous jazz style in the midst of the Great Depression. Frank Sinatra’s tones were a favorite of America’s greatest generation and the prosperity of the post-war boom. Bob Dylan became synonymous with the rebellious ‘60s movement, while the sophisticated lyrics of the Beatles were associated with idealism during the cultural revolutions of this time period. What was the “message in the bottle” that was so captivating about these stars? Will the era of Michael Jackson be replaced with the era of Adele?