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Famous Russian traveller Fedor Konukhov has made a statement that he's going to take for the next trip few outstanding graduates.  As per Konukhov, these graduates have to choose Ecology and Nature college departments. He told about this during his video presentation for those graduates who are going to pass...

27.05.2017 Subject: Travel

Russian Ambassadors Dmitry Kazennov and Andrey Surganov received a note from Estonian Foreign Ministry. Both consuls must leave Estonian territory, according to that note. Dmitry Kazennov and Andrey Surganov worked in Estonian city Narva. Before relocation to Estonia in...

26.05.2017 Subject: Politics

Russian parliament members supported in the last third reading a draft law about a new visa’s type meant for foreign citizens obtaining temporary residence permit in Russia, IA Interfax informs. The new visa will be issued for foreign citizens or persons without citizenship together with temporary residency permit in the country for the valid period of the permit. Besides, the new draft law...

26.05.2017 Subject: Community

General director of the Bolshoi Theatre Vladimir Urin has shared plans for 242nd theatre season. Theater goers will have an opportunity to attend ten premieres, RIA Novosti informs. Forgotten Land ballet with music by Benjamin Britten and Alcina opera seria by Handel will open the season. The Bolshoi Theatre plans also to celebrate Marius Petipa’s anniversary and...

26.05.2017 Subject: Culture

25th White Nights Stars festival opens today in Saint Petersburg. This year the event is conducted in Mariinsky Theater. Since it coincides with 135th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky, the festival is dedicated to this genious composer, RIA Novosti reports. The program comprises highlights along with rarely played Stravinsky's...

26.05.2017 Subject: Culture

Scientists from Institute of Philology and Language Communication of Siberian Federal University developed technology for automatized analysis of emotions contained in a text, RIA Novosti reports. According to the Institute workers, this interdisciplinary international project at the joint of linguistics, information technologies, psychology and neurophysiology has already proven its...

26.05.2017 Subject: Technology

One of the central tasks for the North Atlantic Alliance is standing against “Russian threat”, US President Donald Trump believes. He claimed this during his speech in new headquarters of NATO in the Belgian capital, TASS reports. Trump has emphasized that there are other tasks set for the Alliance, such as fighting terrorism and migration problems.    ...

26.05.2017 Subject: Politics

A presentation of convention draft on collaboration in the field of combating cybercrime took place in UN Headquarters in Vienna. The document was developed and presented by Russia, as per RIA Novosti. A new convention is to provide protection of information technologies from cyberattacks all over the world. Moreover, it is to speed up the process of making suspects in cybercrimes liable. Russian...

25.05.2017 Subject: Technology

Pupils from Russian schools got nine specialized awards at Intel International Scientific and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). It was organized in the middle of May in Los Angeles, RIA Novosti reports. There were almost two thousand young talented participants from seventy countries of the world. Students of Moscow Chemical...

25.05.2017 Subject: Education

Citizens of more than 80 countries of the world took part in Read Pushkin project, according to TASS. The project was organized by Rossotrudnichestvo. As was advised by the organizers, the campaign is dedicated to Russian Language Day celebrated on June 6 and coincides with birth anniversary of the legendary Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The main task of the project is popularization of the...

25.05.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

The title of World Champions on ACM ICPC programming was taken by students from National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) for the 7th time, as per TASS. The competition was conducted in Rapid City, SD, USA. ITMO team found correct solutions for ten tasks out of twenty. At this, the students spent...

25.05.2017 Subject: Array

Cultural Center named after a legendary writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn was opened in Paris at the premises of the oldest book shop Les Éditeurs Réunis, Russian Witness reports. Association of YMCA Press Publishing House Friends under leadership of Daniil Struve initiated the center. The Publishing House director Nikita Struve, father of Daniil, was their thought leader....

25.05.2017 Subject: Diaspora

Kirill Giazintov was born in a Russian immigrant family in France. He completed studies in France and in Austria, and in 1950s moved across the ocean to serve in the army. He graduated with PhD in Physical Chemistry and worked in a Medical equipment sales in US. Later he served as an assistant to Deputy-Minister for the US Secretary of Commerce. In 2001 he became the The Assembly of the Russian...

25.05.2017 Subject: Diaspora

Christians all across the world celebrate The Ascension Day on May 25, RIA Novosti informs. The Day is often called The Holy Thursday. It is Thursday 40 days after Easter observed in commemoration of Christ's ascension into Heaven. Festive services will be held in all the Christian churches today. On this day, Jesus Christ promised to the...

25.05.2017 Subject: Religion

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Letters from the front constitute the basis for new tourist routes that are opening in various parts of Russia this year. The eight winners have been announced in a contest for historical military routes called “Take pride, country, in your valiant sons!” Sightseers visit memorable locations connected to World War Two, which are described by those who participated in these events in letters to their loved ones. The authors of three winning routes gave tours to a correspondent from Russkiy Mir.
How did the Russian Empire arise? What tied it together? Why were the Russians, rather than anyone else, able to create the most expansive state on Earth? Who else took active part in its formation? What was it like for individual nations within the empire—did they see it as a prison or a family? You can read about all of this in the latest work of the historian Aleksandr Gorianin.
For the past eighteen years, Dutch journalist Remco Reiding has been searching out relatives of the 865 Soviet prisoners-of-war who are buried at the Soviet Field of Honor memorial cemetery in Leusden, not far from Amersfoort. After years of painstaking work he has so far managed to find the families of 199 Soviet soldiers who were thought to be missing in action. A correspondent from Russkiy Mir spoke with Remco Reiding about this work and how it has changed his life.
One often hears it said about one thing or another: “that isn’t women’s work.” Nonetheless, even in patriarchal prerevolutionary Russia there lived women who were not stopped by the incomprehension of those close to them, by society’s disapproval, or by the impossibility of receiving a good education and pursuing their beloved undertaking in a conventional way.
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