Monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov opened in center of Moscow1
19.09.2017 Monument to creator of the legendary AK-47 rifle Mikhail Kalashnikov set in Moscow.
Monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov opened in center of Moscow
Artists from 25 countries to take part in Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2
19.09.2017 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art starts today, September 19.
Artists from 25 countries to take part in Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
Russia increases financing of education and culture 3
19.09.2017 The government has approved the budget for three years ahead.
Russia increases financing of education and culture
First Youth Forum of Russian Compatriots held in Ankara4
18.09.2017 Youth Forum for Russian compatriots has concluded in Ankara.
First Youth Forum of Russian Compatriots held in Ankara
Peter the Great's Amber Room exhibited in Paris5
17.09.2017 Reconstruction of Peter the Great's Amber Room highlights Russian Heritage Days in Paris.
Peter the Great's Amber Room exhibited in Paris
The question, “What are you, illiterate?” has long been regarded as ironic. Indeed, some may be more capable than others, but everyone in Russia can read and write, so no one would ever think of patting themselves on the back for it. International Literacy Day is celebrated right between Knowledge Day (1 September) and World Teachers’ Day (5 October). Perhaps this is why this holiday isn’t very widely celebrated in Russia.
The new law “On Education” passed by the Ukrainian parliament essentially forbids citizens from receiving an education in any language other than Ukrainian. Beginning on 1 September 2018, students will only be able to study in Russian or the languages of other national minorities before the fifth grade. And beginning in 2020, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, and other languages will be removed from the lower grades as well. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov, reflects on how this trend meshes with Ukraine’s attempt to become a full-fledged European country.
One must turn to history in order to better understand the reasons behind the often-negative attitudes that countries have toward Russia today, especially in the West. Svetlana Koroleva is the director of the Russkiy Mir-supported project to create “National Myths About Russia,” an electronic resource for research and education, and a professor at the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod. She explains how this myth took shape as early as the chronicles of the Middle Ages and still flourishes today, even in the age of the Internet.
It was an unusual summer evening last Saturday at the Russian Community Centre in Brisbane. Two hundred people became not just spectators and guests but participants in a long-awaited concert by the male chorus DustyEsky. The chorus is made up primarily of native Australians but they perform Russian songs.
Photographer Alexander Khimushin was born in Yakutia and now lives in Australia. His photo project “The World In Faces” has become truly global, encompassing dozens of peoples, including those who live on various continents, even in the most distant corners of the world.
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