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Digest 86

February 21, 2018 Subsribe

SPBILF 2018 News

St. Petersburg is set to become the epicentre of world events this year. Two high-profile business forums are scheduled for May. In June, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will get underway in eleven Russian cities, including St. Petersburg. Hotel reservations are already up 40% from last year’s statistics, and the figure is rising quickly.

Official hotels of the VIII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum offer attractive rates on accommodation for SPBILF participants, provide accreditation desks on their premises and shuttle transfers to SPBILF venues. Hotel reservations are available via your Personal Office after registration. Register ►

LF Conferences

Master of the Live Piano

Dmitri Alexeev, one of the world’s most highly regarded pianists, has mastered every genre of music. He has been described as “one of the greatest living pianists” by international music critics.

“Colossal and well-weighted force… There is undeniable physical impact, from the first, perfectly placed chords of Chopin's late Polonaise-Fantaisie and the poetry rising from them at the start of the programme to the triumphant last of Schumann's Études Symphoniques at the official end… There aren't many pianists who can produce a resonance that goes right through your body as you sit at some distance from the stage” (David Nice, The Arts Desk)

“Alexeev has the uncanny ability of discerning each mazurka’s unique character and individual utterance. For me Alexeev’s handling of Chopin’s intricate voice-leading and idiosyncratic harmonies is most impressive. Alexeev’s set will confidently take its place among the best” (Patrick Rucker, Gramophone Magazine)

A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, Dmitri Alexeev has been living and working in the UK for the last 25 years. Every time he gives a recital in his homeland, it is a highlight not to be missed. Dmitri Alexeev, whose repertoire is known to be vast and versatile, has prepared a special programme for the participants of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum. The concert will take place during the Welcome Evening on May 15.

How did the hearings go on the Russian athletes’ appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Geneva?

Soon at the video lecture on LF Academy ► www.LFAcademy.ru

The disciplinary body of the International Olympic Committee had stripped 43 Russian athletes of their 2014 Sochi Olympics results and medals over doping violations, and banned them from the Games for life. February 1st, the Court of Arbitration for Sport acquitted 28 of the Russian athletes previously ruled guilty of doping violations by the IOC body. These athletes’ 2014 Olympic results were restored to them.

Russian Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov personally handed awards to three staff members of the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation Centre for their contribution to the work on restoring to the Russian athletes their rightful Sochi Olympics medals.

“Three colleagues of ours from the Federal Forensic Testing Centre received awards and an official commendation from the Ministry for the enormous amount of highly professional work they did in support of the defence of the Russian athletes in the international court of arbitration for sport”, said the Minister at a ministerial college meeting on Friday. “Owing to their work, we have been able to restore the rightfully earned Olympic medals that our athletes won in Sochi”.

Why did the Swiss attorneys, who administered the defence of the Russian athletes at the IOC, request the assistance of the Russian Federal Forensic Testing Centre? What was required of the participating parties at the hearings of the IOC Disciplinary Commission, chaired by Denis Oswald? What meaningful forensic facts were revealed at the hearings? And how did events unfold thereafter? Finally, how did the hearings go at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Geneva?

We have recorded the discussion of the Center’s employees, in which they discussed their role in the defence of the Russian athletes vis-à-vis the IOC Disciplinary Commission and in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, specially for LF Academy:

  • Svetlana Smirnova, Director of the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (moderator);
  • Georgy Omelyaniuk, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation;
  • Alexei Bushin, Head of the Forensic Trace Testing Laboratory, Russian Federal Center of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation;
  • Evgenia Burova, Leading Public Forensic Examiner, Forensic Trace Testing Laboratory, Russian Federal Center of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

All this is soon coming to you in the form of an LF Academy video lecture on www.LFAcademy.ru

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