Rehearsals for the play start in October and the opening night is at the Primorsk Drama Theatre in the end of November. Mauseth will play the role as Anna Karenina in Russian, and she is now learning Russian and traveling 11 000 kilometres by train through the whole of Russia in her search for Anna’s character.
Before the rehearsals start, a documentary about the actress’ preparations to the role as Anna Karenina will be made. Parts of the film, which is called “Karenina and I” and directed by Mauseth’s husband, Italian director Tommaso Mottola, will be shot on the islands of Solovki in the White Sea.
The first stop on Mauseth’s Russian journey was Murmansk, where she visited the Drama Theatre and discussed the role as Anna Karenina with local experts, the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk writes on its web site.
Read more about Gørild Mauseth’s journey across Russia and the project “Karenina and I” here.
Regular military relations between Norway and Russia have been halted for more than a year, but the two countries’ Coast Guard Services continue cooperate on protection of borders and resources in the Barents Sea.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.