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Yaroslavl leads in popularity city ranking among places included in Russia's Golden Ring, RIA Novosti informs. Rating made by TourStart company analyzed the number of people who visited Golden Ring cities during last year. Aside from Yaroslavl this list also includes...

24.04.2017 Subject: Travel

Holocaust victims are commemorated on April 24 in Russia. Numerous events are taking place in Moscow and in many regional cities today. This date is known as Day of Catastrophe and Heroism all over the world. It coincides with the date of Jewish Ghetto Uprising, which took place in 1943 in Warsaw, as per RIA Novosti. Russian Jewish Congress has advised that veterans meet youth, light...

24.04.2017 Subject: Heart Memory

St. George Ribbon campaign has been launched today, RIA Novosti reports. This tradition is more than ten years old and people can get this Soviet victory in WWII symbol until May 9. As per Rossiya Segodnya International News Agency Director General Dmitry Kiselev, almost ninety countries will join the event this year. Rossotrudnichestvo coordinates this campaign abroad. It is very...

24.04.2017 Subject: Heart Memory

European Union should turn its attention to real security threats, not just contrive fake ones, as per Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He made this statement in the course of negotiations with the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, TASS informs. He expressed his gratitude to EU Foreign Service for their condolences regarding the terrorist...

24.04.2017 Subject: Politics

Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena has stated that the former CIA agent continues to learn Russian language successfully, RIA Novosti reports. Mr. Kucherena has stressed that Snowden doesn't have any plans returning to USA where he would be alleged in espionage and State...

24.04.2017 Subject: Miscellaneous

A protest rally against fake news took place in New York this weekend, TASS reports. His participants gathered near the main office of the well-known US paper The New York Times. Several dozens of people demanded to stop publishing fake information regarding Russia and Syria. The rally was organized by International Shiller Institute and local office of Tea Party. People brought posters with inscriptions...

24.04.2017 Subject: Politics

Russian historic community presented a book named Byzantine Jericho. Excavations a century after. The book contains results of excavation works of Russian Archaeologists, as per RIA Novosti. First archaeologic excavations on the territory of the Russian museum-park complex in Jericho were conducted at the end of XIX...

24.04.2017 Subject: History

Yalta hosted an opening ceremony of the 32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt monument, as per RIA Novosti. Yalta mayor Andrey Rostenko addressed the citizens and city guests with the message that Roosevelt monument is built up in commemoration of President’s merits for the victory over Fascism and for keeping peace. ...

24.04.2017 Subject: History

1500 Russian libraries, museums and cultural centers become participants of Library Night action. The campaign is arranged at more than eighty libraries just in Moscow. The full list of activities can be found at the official website. Annual action Library Night started on April 21 night all across the country for the sixth time. Various...

22.04.2017 Subject: Culture

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation Riad Haddad has made a statement at the session of Russian Federation Council that all universities in Syria have opened Russian language departments, as per RIA Novosti. “Thanks to efforts of the Syrian Embassy in Moscow and in...

21.04.2017 Subject: Education

Russian photographers became laureates of one of the best photo contests in the world, Sony World Photography Awards. The award ceremony was conducted in London. Georgy Maier from Russian city Nizjny Tagil has got a first place in Portarit nomination among professionals for the cycle Light. Shadows. Ideal Woman. According to the contest organizers his photographs make impeccable...

21.04.2017 Subject: Culture

History revisionism implies huge risks, Russian President Vladimir Putin believes. He made this statement in the course of his speech at Pobeda (Victory) organizing committee session. In his opinion, this is a direct way towards splitting the world community, RIA Novosti informs. ...

21.04.2017 Subject: History

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