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ST. PETERSBURG T. J. Oshie Capitals Jersey , April 5 (Xinhua) -- FC Zenit will run the football stadium currently being constructed on Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the government announce on Tuesday.

Igor Albin, vice-governor of St. Petersburg, said in a statement, "The choice of the operating organization for the stadium will be made in the near future. There are some nuances in any case, and the transfer of the facility will be available to Zenit after the Confederations Cup and the World Cup."

Annual stadium operational costs are estimated at nearly 200 million rubles (2.8 million U.S. dollars) and the venue will also serve future cultural events coming to city.

Albin added that supplementary funding may be required for the construction of a security perimeter around the stadium, but is not expected to be costly. Currently the the total cost of the stadium is at 34.9 billion rubles (500 million U.S. dollars).

Zenit started the construction of the stadium on Krestovsky Island in 2007 on the site of the Kirov Stadium. The project was then sent back for revision after Russia' s successful bid for the 2018 World Cup and has currently met the provisions laid out by FIFA officials for the construction of the stadium. Enditem
Zhang Yimou and producer Zhang Weiping at a promotional event for their movie Flowers of War held in Beijing in December 2011. [PhotoCFP] Zhou Xiaofeng's book, Fate: Zhang Yimou the Lonely. [PhotoChina Daily]
A new book reveals iconic filmmaker Zhang Yimou as a victim of emotional blackmail by his longtime former producer. Raymond Zhou has the details.

Who would have thought that China's most prominent filmmaker has more drama in his real life than the typical plot of some of his movies?

For 16 years, Zhang Yimou was manipulated by his former producer who did not pay him on time, if at all, and wrecked his relations with family, friends and colleagues. The jaw-dropping expose has been penned by Zhou Xiaofeng, Zhang's script consultant since 2006.

Fate: Zhang Yimou the Lonely is obviously approved by the famed director, who has shown a remarkable degree of reticence when hit by hailstorms of mud thrown at him. It also goes against the original intention of Zhou, a well-established writer in her own right, who had previously vowed to eschew public association with the filmmaker.

The decision to give a tell-all account dawned on the day in early 2014, when Zhang was forced to pay 7,487,854 yuan ($1,098,185) in penalties for fathering three children in violation of China's family planning policy. In her book, Zhou confirms previous suspicion that producer Zhang Weiping (no relation to the director) was behind leaking the decadelong secret of the director's unregistered children.

If that accusation comes as no surprise, Zhou drops a real bomb when she discloses that Zhang Weiping and his wife were instrumental in breaking up the director's relationship with Gong Li, Zhang's muse and lover of many years.

They whispered rumors about the actress having dalliances with another man and sowed the initial seeds of distrust. Zhang Yimou, a person uncomfortable with non-work-related communication, never confronted Gong to clear things up. And it took Gong a long time to realize the cause of their breakup. In her renewed collaboration with him, the 2006 epic Curse of the Golden Flower, she put in her contract that under no circumstances should she be placed in the same room as Zhang Weiping or his wife.

Some of the most stinging barbs of Zhou's book are reserved for her employer. She argues that the director bore a major responsibility because of his antiquated people skills. He has a stubbornness, she writes, that when combined with credulousness, often leads to extreme vulnerabilities.

In episode after episode, Zhang Yimou would believe in someone without verifying their claims, which would have been as easy as picking up the phone and calling the person in question. Until very recently, he did not have an agent or lawyer and he would sign documents pushed his way without even reading the boldface or keeping an extra copy.

Zhou attributes this weakness to his personality, which is described as extremely tongue-tied when it comes to personal topics. Zhang Yimou never makes inquiries about his employees' families. He may not even know how to write the name of his longtime personal assistant. And when he talks about work, he is equally inconsiderate, launching into long-winded orations from afternoon to the wee hours of dawn.

Zhou says that upon joining his team, she decided not to be a "toady" but speak the truth. Tasked with finding potential stories and scriptwriters for future projects, Zhou often gets into heated arguments with the director over specifics of their work, so heated that people unfamiliar with their style may mistake it for a verbal battle.

Boss Zhang reluctantly concludes: "You are not my subordinate. You have always maintained the equality of a collaborator, which is good."

The book shockingly elaborates how Zhang Weiping virtually held the director hostage. By driving home to the press that he was the director's savior when he invested in the latter's 1997 Keep Cool-this during the ebb of the filmmaker's career-Zhang Weiping positioned himself on a moral high ground in public and dropped hints that the director owed him big time.

As Zhou explains in the book, Zhang Weiping did not invest any of his own money in Keep Cool or any of the subsequent movies for which he was listed as the top executive producer. He essentially pocketed gains from the movies without any financial risk. The first-and only-movie he truly invested in, was 2011's Flowers of War, which brought their tension to the fore.

Zhang Weiping claimed to the public he invested 650 million yuan in the movie, but Zhou shows that only 128 milli. Wholesale Retro Jerseys   Wholesale NHL Jerseys Online   Wholesale Authentic NFL Jerseys   Wholesale NCAA Jerseys   Wholesale Basketball Jerseys   Wholesale MLB Baseball Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys   Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys   Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys 


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