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Philipp Veit

Philipp Veit was a German Romantic painter. It is to Veit that the credit of having been the first to revive the nearly forgotten technique of fresco painting is due. Veit was born in Prussia, he was the son of a banker Simon Veit and his wife Dorothea, daughter of Moses Mendelssohn, who subsequently left him to marry Friedrich Schlegel. Veit received his first art education in Dresden, where he was taught by Caspar David Friedrich, Vienna. Although a prodigious talent when it came to drawing, Veit was not comfortable with oil painting, for which reason in Vienna he took to the medium of watercolour. In Vienna, he made the acquaintance of Schlegel, through him came to know several Viennese Romantics, one of whom was the poet and novelist Joseph von Eichendorff, he was influenced by, joined, the Nazarene movement in Rome, where he worked for some years before moving to Frankfurt. Veit participated in the struggle against Napoleon in 1813–14, returning to Berlin for a short period. In 1815, he finished the Virgin with Christ and St John, a votive painting for the church of St James in Heiligenstadt, Vienna.

The painting was inspired by the style of Pietro Raphael. In Frankfurt, where his most important works are preserved at the Städel, he was active from 1830 to 1843 as director of the art collections and as professor of painting. From 1853 till his death in 1877 he held the post of director of the municipal gallery in Mainz. Like his fellow Nazarenes he was more draughtsman than painter, though his sense of colour was stronger than that of Overbeck or Cornelius, his works are more of the nature of coloured cartoons than of paintings in the modern sense. Veit's principal work is the large fresco of The Introduction of Christianity into Germany by St Boniface, at the Städel. In the Frankfurt Cathedral is his Assumption, while the Alte Nationalgalerie of Berlin has his painting of The Two Marys at the Sepulchre. An example of his romantic work is Germania, a national personification of Germany, located in the Städelsches Kunstinstitut. Veit died in Mainz

Aviaprad

CJSC, Aviaprad was an airline based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It operated domestic and international cargo charters from Yekaterinburg to destinations within the CIS, Western Europe and the United Arab Emirates, its main base was Yekaterinburg. The airline was established in 1996, it is wholly owned by Ural Civil Aviation Works. On November 9, 2006 services started between Yekaterinburg and Moscow using a newly acquired Boeing 757-200 wet leased from VIM Airlines. More aircraft joined the fleet and more destination were added, but in February 2008 all bookings were suspended with the flights transferred to other airlines. Despite still being an registered company, all operations were ceased; the employees were laid off and the aircraft returned to the lessors or offered for sale. In 2019, information appeared that the company plans to resume freight traffic with new owners and receive a new certificate of the operator. Russia Anapa Beloyarskiy Chelyabinsk Irkutsk Khanty-Mansiysk Krasnodar Kurgan Tyube Magnitogorsk Mirny Mineralnye Vody Moscow-Domodedovo Norilsk Novosibirsk Novy Urengoy Nyagan Nizhnevartovsk Saint Petersburg Samara Sochi Sovetskiy Surgut Ufa Ust-Kamenogorsk Yekaterinburg Germany Frankfurt Hannover United Arab Emirates Dubai The Aviaprad fleet consisted of the following aircraft: 2 Boeing 737-500 4 Yakovlev Yak-42 2 Antonov An-28 2 Tupolev Tu-154M In mid-2007 Aviaprad introduced two former Kuban Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft to its fleet to operate charter services to Europe.

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Exorcist II: The Heretic

Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 American horror film directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart. It stars Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul Henreid and James Earl Jones, it is a sequel to William Friedkin's 1973 film The Exorcist based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty and the second installment of The Exorcist franchise. The film is set four years after the original film and centers on the now 16-year-old Regan MacNeil, still recovering from her previous demonic possession; the film was a critical failure at the time of its release. Exorcist II is considered not just the worst film in the series but one of the worst major films of all time, it was the last film to feature veteran actor Paul Henreid. Philip Lamont, a priest struggling with his faith, attempts to exorcise a possessed South American girl who claims to "heal the sick". However, the exorcism goes wrong and a lit candle sets fire to the girl's dress, killing her. Afterwards, Lamont is assigned by the Cardinal to investigate the death of Father Lankester Merrin, killed four years earlier in the course of exorcising the Assyrian demon Pazuzu from Regan MacNeil.

The Cardinal informs Lamont that Merrin is facing posthumous heresy charges because of his controversial writings as Church authorities are trying to modernize and do not want to acknowledge that Satan exists. Regan, although now normal and staying with her guardian Sharon Spencer in New York City, continues to be monitored at a psychiatric institute by Dr. Gene Tuskin. Regan claims that she remembers nothing about her ordeal in Washington, D. C. but Tuskin believes. Father Lamont visits the institute, but his attempts to question Regan about the circumstances of Father Merrin's death are rebuffed by Dr. Tuskin, who believes that Lamont's approach would do Regan more harm than good. In an attempt to plumb her memories of the exorcism, the circumstances in which Merrin died, Dr. Tuskin hypnotizes the girl, to whom she is linked by a "synchronizer", a revolutionary biofeedback device used by two people to synchronize their brainwaves. After a guided tour by Sharon of the Georgetown house where the exorcism took place, Lamont returns to be coupled with Regan by the synchronizer.

The priest is spirited to the past by Pazuzu to observe Father Merrin exorcising a young boy, Kokumo, in Africa. Learning that the boy developed special powers to fight Pazuzu, who appears as a swarm of locusts, Lamont journeys to Africa, defying his superior, to seek help from the adult Kokumo. Kokumo has become a scientist studying. Lamont learns. Regan is able to reach telepathically inside the minds of others. Father Merrin, who belonged to a group of theologians that believed psychic powers were a spiritual gift which would one day be shared by all people, thought people like Kokumo and Regan were forerunners of this new type of humanity. In a vision, Merrin asks Lamont to watch over Regan. Lamont and Regan return to the old house in Georgetown; the pair are followed in a taxi by Sharon, who are concerned about Regan's safety. En route, Pazuzu tempts Lamont by offering him unlimited power, appearing as a succubus, a doppelgänger of Regan; the taxi crashes into the Georgetown house, killing the driver, but his passengers survive and enter the house, where Sharon sets herself on fire.

Although Lamont succumbs to the succubus, he is brought back by Regan and attacks her doppelgänger while a swarm of locusts deluge the house, which begins to crumble around them. However, Lamont manages to kill the doppelgänger by beating open its chest and pulling out its heart. In the end, Regan banishes the locusts by enacting the same bullroarer ritual attempted by Kokumo to get rid of locusts in Africa. Outside the house, Sharon dies from her injuries and Tuskin tells Lamont to watch over Regan. Regan and Lamont leave. Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil Richard Burton as Father Philip Lamont Louise Fletcher as Dr. Gene Tuskin Max von Sydow as Father Lankester Merrin Kitty Winn as Sharon Spencer Paul Henreid as The Cardinal James Earl Jones as Kokumo Joey Green as young Kokumo Ned Beatty as Edwards Karen Knapp as the voice of Pazuzu Dana Plato as Sandra Phalor Neither William Peter Blatty nor William Friedkin, the writer/producer and the director of the original The Exorcist, had any desire to involve themselves in an Exorcist sequel.

According to the film's co-producer Richard Lederer, Exorcist II was conceived as a low-budget affair: "What we wanted to do with the sequel was to redo the first movie... Have the central figure, an investigative priest, interview everyone involved with the exorcism fade out to unused footage, unused angles from the first film. A low-budget rehash — about $3 million — of The Exorcist, a rather cynical approach to movie-making, I'll admit. But, the start."Playwright William Goodhart was commissioned to write the screenplay, titled The Heretic. Goodhart's screenplay took a more metaphysical and intellectual approach compared with the original film. Here, the battle between good and evil would centre on human consciousness—with the specific idea that, within the framework of Catholic theology, human consciousnesses could be brough