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#7 Russian sounds Down Under

We catch up with Zulya Kamalova who stepped onto the Australian music stage with her unique mostly ethnic sounds of the Russian and less known Tatar tunes. She has just released her new album, having a number of awards under her belt.

This week in Russia

In this issue:1."Выбери меня". Путь в Мосгордуму.2."Время не лечит":к пятой годовщине крушения Боинга.3."Возможен ли знак равенства?" коммунизм = нацизм.
The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924. To mark this day, we talked to the chess player and chess coach from Sydney Stanislav Sevastyanov.
It's been six years since Australia announced no asylum seeker who arrived by boat would be resettled in Australia. Today, hundreds are living in limbo, detained on Manus Island and Nauru.
The biggest piano event in Australia is named after the great Soviet musician Lev Vlassenko. Founded by his daughter and son-in-law, the competition became a prestigious event often serving as a stepping stone for the future piano stars. We speak...
More than quarter of a million of newcomers can be expected this year. Many Malaysian are trying to cheat the system claiming they are facing persecution back at home. Canberra is trying to encourage migrants settling in regional areas.
It's been five years since Malaysia Airlines flight M-H-17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all of the 298 people on board, including 38 Australians.In June, the Dutch-led international investigation team charged four suspects over the...
Sydney Balalaika Orchestra (SBO) was founded in the early 60s, and all these years their concerts have been gathering full houses across Australia as well as in Russia and other countries. SBO's musical director Victor Serghie came to our...
Music played in the interview : 1. Little Birch Tree, Trad.Russian Folk, Orchestral  2. Little Cobweb, L.Liadova, Sophia Markovtzev (arrangements by Victor Serghie) www.balalaika.com.au  
2,7 million Australians still smoke on a daily basis.The level of smoking has stagnated for the last 6 years. Some doctors are calling for vaping to be used more widely to help people drop the habit. Nevertheless, the AMA is against such a move.
Half of Australia's women are not up-to-date with their cervical cancer screenings. But why? The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation asked women what were their reasons for not getting the life-saving test - and the answers were surprising.
- Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019: Tourists are rushing to climb Uluru before ban takes effect.- Prime Minister Scott Morrison will head to the US to officially dine alongside President Donald Trump.- Scott Morrison is throwing his government's...
In Australia, even in winter it’s still important to protect yourself from the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia, and Dr. Arevik Gazaryan, a General Practitioner from Sydney, reminds us the main...