Moscow, Nov 10 - Manasi Moghe lost the run for the Miss Universe 2013 crown here Saturday, continuing India's 13-year-long dry run at the coveted annual beauty pageant.
The last time an Indian won the Miss Universe title was Lara Dutta in 2000.
Manasi, 23, managed to make her way to the Top 10 out of 86 contestants from across the world. However, she couldn't make it to the top five at the 62nd edition of the Miss Universe pageant held at Crocus City Hall in Moscow.
Moscow, June 22 - US actor Brad Pitt exuded warmth and friendliness as he inaugurated the 35th Moscow International Film Festival with his movie "World War Z", the story of an invasion by zombies.
Pitt, who appeared on the red carpet Thursday dressed in black from head to toe, his patience unfazed by the crowds of admirers, mostly girls, awaiting him at the entrance to the Rossia Theater.
The actor spoke awhile with reporters and did not hesitate to ask him about how his partner Angelina Jolie was doing after her recent preventive double mastectomy to ward off breast cancer.
Moscow, June 20 - Brad Pitt will open the 35th Moscow International Film Festival with the apocalyptic movie "World War Z", recently premiered in New York.
Pitt, making his first visit to the Russian capital, will be the center of attention on the red carpet of the Oktiabr Theater Thursday.
The actor will arrive in Moscow without partner Angelina Jolie, who was with Pitt, however, at the London premiere of the film, making her first public appearance after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy to ward off breast cancer.
Moscow, May 30 : US television veteran Larry King has agreed to host a political talk show on Russian-government-owned RT, the international network said.
"Politics with Larry King" will debut next month on RT America.
RT said it also plans to start airing "Larry King Now", a show King launched last July on Web broadcasters Hulu. com and Ora. tv.
The 79-year-old hosted a popular talk show on CNN for 25 years, stepping down in 2010. Last year, he teamed up with Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim to create Ora TV, which will produce the new program for RT.
Moscow, May 23 - Hollywood star Steven Seagal spent some time with Ramzan Kadyrov, the former militant fighter who now heads Chechnya, in the latest in a series of visits by Western celebrities to the volatile Russian republic.
"The famous American actor, film producer, writer, director and martial arts expert (seventh dan aikido) Steven Seagal visited our republic today (Wednesday)," Kadyrov wrote on Instagram.
"I invited him to my residence. We had a talk."
"I told him that I watch his films, and I like them a lot," said Kadyrov.
Moscow, March 17 - Unesco Artist for Peace ambassador and the world's best-selling soprano singer Sarah Brightman's trip to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 is in doubt, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos has said.
Roscosmos and NASA may opt against sending Brightman to the ISS because the trip depends on the duration of the 2015 visiting flight to the ISS, said Vladimir Popovkin.
Moscow, March 8 - Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, author of some of the world's heaviest riffs, has penned the music for Armenia's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, organisers said.
The lyrics to the rock ballad were written by Gor Sujyan, who fronts the band Dorians.
Iommi, who achieved world fame in the 1970s with Black Sabbath, fronted by Ozzy Osbourne, admitted he had initially been unsure about the contest, famed for its lightweight pop and disco, as well as novelty acts.
Moscow, Feb 26 - French actor Gerard Depardieu plans to make a movie about Chechnya, the regional government said.
"I want to film a movie here to show that one can make a movie in Grozny, a big movie," said Depardieu, who received Russian citizenship in January from President Vladimir Putin.
"I can't disclose any details about the movie, but I know we will come back here, and it's only the beginning," the actor said.
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