Instaweek: Hermitage's 250th anniversary and the Eye of Sauron wide shut

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The Hermitage is 250! In honor of its anniversary, a video show recounting its history was displayed on the world-famous museum's facade. The museum also put on special exhibits and admitted visitors for free on its birthday.

A great big Eye of Sauron was supposed to burn brightly over Moscow in honor of the release of the final part of the Hobbit trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies". However, the project's creators, Svechenie (Luminescence) Art Group, announced that the plan had been canceled due to public outcry.

A powerful blizzard broke over Khabarovsk. Street cleaners are barely managing to plow the snow, but so much has fallen that the dumps to drop the snow are full.

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