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We plan to open our fourth museum in Girona dedicated to Catalan painters, says a world-famous art collector Carmen Thyssen whose collection is estimated to be worth 2 billion dollars

Last week, the inauguration of the third exhibition of paintings “Femina Feminae”, including 29 paintings dedicated to woman’s beauty, took place in The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Andorra. The owner of the collection, Andorran resident, María del Carmen Rosario Soledad Cervera y Fernández de la Guerra, Dowager Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva, popularly known …

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Being a musician means to keep a color of fantasy, always having ideas to have fun, said French saxophonist and composer, Vincent David

The famous French saxophonist and composer, Vincent David, on the eve of his concert in Andorra as part of the festival Andorra SaxFest, spoke to all-andorra.com about music culture in general and on the new generation of saxophonists.

Andorra SaxFest is known as one of the most important music festivals in Europe. Why?

Because it’s a meeting …

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In sports, as in life, there are no restrictions when you believe in yourself, thinks Albert Llovera, the only professional motor racing pilot-winner in the world with a disability

Albert Llovera was born in Andorra in 1966. He grew up in the world of skiing and was competing in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, aged 17. In 1985 he returned to Sarajevo to take part in the European Ski Cup, during which he, unfortunately, crashed going 100 km/h on the downhill track, …

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The Russian spectator is smart and educated, the Spanish spectator is superficial, but learns quickly, said the Russian Spaniard Angel Gutierrez

There was a presentation in Madrid on March 31st of the “Diaries of a Russian Spaniard” two-volume book by Ángel Gutiérrez, the theater director and actor who has lived in Russia for 40 years, and personally knew Andrei Tarkovsky, Peter Fomenko, Andrei Lobanov, Oleg Efremov, Vladimir Vysotsky….

Returning to his homeland in Spain, he founded the …

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My main project is a Women’s Skimo web series, which will let women worldwide discover ski mountaineering, says multiple World champion Laetitia Roux

Laetitia Roux, the French upper-class athlete, 15 times awarded the title of world champion in ski mountaineering, six times winner of the World Cup and five times winner of the competition Pierra Menta (French international competitions in ski mountaineering), combines professional sport with work in the special “mountain police” unit of the French gendarmerie. After …

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Modern art can only be reached through the classics, said the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky theater Julia Mahalina

The St. Petersburg Ballet, with the participation of the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky theater, Julia Mahalina, winner of the “Golden soffit” prize (1995) and the “Benois de la Danse” prize (1998) performed yesterday in Andorra. On the eve of the gala concert the prima ballerina told all-andorra.com about her career and the current trends …

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My world has always revolved around participating in car competitions, said the famous French rally racer and resident of Andorra Cyril Despres

Cyril Despres is a French motorcycle and auto rider, mainly practicing the rally-raid. Between 2005 and 2013 he won the Dakar Rally moto five times. This year he organized two events in Andorra which were related to moto: “The Andorra 500” and “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” (DGR). He told all-andorra.com how it all came about …

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Andorra has perfect conditions for preparing for a competition like the Tour de France, says Joaquim Rodríguez, professional Spanish road racing cyclist and the captain of the Katusha team

Joaquim Rodríguez (also known as “Purito¨) professional Spanish road racing cyclist and the captain of the Katusha team, told all-andorra.com why he prefers to live and train in Andorra. He’s been representing the Katusha flag since 2010. During this period he gained 31 victories and stood on the podiums of the three major Grand tours …

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The middle class is a main resource for political elite formation, but it is slowly disappearing and so we have populist lobbying and very extreme political approaches, said Mladen Ivanic, the president of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mladen Ivanic, the president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, shared his point of view with all-andorra.com regarding the global political questions discussed during the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Andorra Sessions on June, 13th and 14th.

Was this the first time you participated in this conference?

No, this is the third time I have attended.

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This is my second contest in Andorra. It’s always a high level, says Federica Brignone, winner of the FIS Ski World Cup SUPER-G in Andorra

Skier from Italy Federica Brignone won the World Cup in SUPER-G in El Tarter (Andorra). She got the first result (57.33 seconds), ahead of the athlete from the United States Ross Laurenne +0.13 seconds and the Austrian skier Tippler Tamara (+0,37). She tells all-andorra.com about her impressions and life style:

Were you expecting a victory today?

No, …

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