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In February 2009, the St. Petersburg publishing house “Lik” published a travel guide “The Russian World in Dresden: Walks in Historic Locations,” which was compiled by Olga Grossmann. The publication was supported by a grant from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The presentation was held on March 25 at the German-Russian Cultural Institute, where the author is a long-standing member. The basis of this guide was the German version “Russen in Dresden im Kontext der Stadtgeschichte,” which was...

17.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: History

The II International Literary Festival “Europe-2009,” which is organized by the Union of Russian Writers in the Czech Republic and supported by the Embassy of Russia in the Czech Republic, as well as RusInterCenter and the Russkiy Mir Foundation, will be held in Prague from April 11-12. The festival’s organizing committee is headed by Yury Polyakov, chief editor of Literaturnaya gazeta. Other committee members include Sergey Levitsky, president of the Union of Russian Writers Czech Republic, Sergey Trusevich,...

08.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Culture

Organizers of International Ballet Festival "Dance Open" are pleased to welcome you in St. Petersburg! Every year the amount of its’ participants is getting wider, that tells us that professional communication in formation of young artists is very important. Saint-Petersburg has always been proud of its’ ballet school, that presented the world a lot of legendary names. And it is wonderful that now our city has become an attractive center for those, who open new pages of ballet history. As usual, basic...

07.04.2009
Rubric: Region news
Subject: Culture

Four young, prominent Russian playwrights visiting Princeton this month will share their latest work and their thoughts on contemporary Russian theater in public events on Monday, April 13, and Thursday, April 16. The writers -- Aleksandr Arkhipov, Mikhail Durnenkov, Aleksandr Rodionov and Ksenya Stepanycheva -- are being hosted by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures to help introduce American scholars and audiences to a new side of contemporary Russian culture. As part of their visit, the writers will present a master...

06.04.2009 Subject: Culture

From April 1-8 in St. Petersburg, the XI International Festival of Russian Theatres in the CIS and Baltic States will take place. Participating in the program will be both well-known theatres and young groups from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. St. Petersburg audiences will see classical performances and contemporary repertoires. An important feature of the festival is the presence of a large number of discussions, workshops and master classes, which will...

03.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Culture

The winners of the “Russian Prize,” which is awarded to both prose writers and poets who write in Russian and live abroad, are Boris Khazanov from Germany, Bakhyt Kenzheev from Canada and Margaret Meklina from the United States. In total, 471 works from 32 countries were submitted to the contest. The awards ceremony received financial support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. This year marked the fourth year for the “Russian Prize.” The award was established in 2005 by...

03.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Culture

On March 31, the eve of Nikolai Gogol’s birthday commemoration, the Russkiy Mir Foundation held a roundtable on “Nikolai Gogol and the Russian World: On the Writer’s 200th Birthday.” Taking part in the discussion were well-known philologists, museum directors, as well as representatives from state agencies and Russian organizations in Ukraine. The roundtable began with opening remarks by the moderator, first deputy executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Sergey Morgunov, who promised on behalf...

31.03.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

The forum organized jointly by EUROLOG-UK association and the Russkiy Mir Foundation gathered over 150 directors and teachers from 32 countries (Europe, the Middle East and the North America). Representatives of several countries, including the U.S. and Egypt failed to attend the event because of visa issues.   The event participants pointed out an absence of generally accepted programs and methods of teaching Russian to Russian pupils living in foreign countries. This prevents schools (located outside the country) from providing efficient...

18.03.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: RussianLanguage

On March 15 at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Brazzaville, the final of the 19th National Russian Language and Literature Olympiad took place, organized by Rossotrudnichestvo and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and Ending Illiteracy of Congo. This year’s Olympiad motto was “2009 - the Year of Youth in Russia”. In terms of numbers it was one of the biggest in recent years; it was televised on the national Tele-Congo channel. This year...

15.03.2009 Subject: RussianLanguage

On March 8-9 the Russkiy Mir Foundation organized the second “Travel to Russia” educational event, whose aim is to support Russian-as-a-Foreign-Language in the leading higher educational establishments of Russia. This time Japanese students took part who are in Russia on the “Two Cities – Two Universities” program, which lasts four weeks. As part of the program Russkiy Mir organized and financed a two-day trip to Tver for the students, where they learnt about the town’s important role in Russian history. ...

10.03.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Education

The Russian Center in Ust-Kamenogorsk and the Russkiy Mir Foundation organized a roundtable discussion on "Russian Literature in the Global Context" in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) January 29-30. The participants included many local philologists and media representatives. In addition to specialists from Kazakhstan, the roundtable was attended by their counterparts from Moscow, Tula, Yekaterinburg etc. The welcome address was delivered by prominent Kazakh officials, including deputy...

03.02.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

The III Forum of Public Diplomacy, organized by the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Unity for Russia Foundation and the Polity Foundation, opened on December 15, in Moscow. Participants of the Forum included members of the Public Chamber, representatives from the Presidential Administration, State Duma deputies, members of the Federation Council, department heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, major public figures, political scientists, experts and representatives of the mass media. The program of the forum includes...

16.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

On December 4, the Russkiy Mir Foundation conducted a roundtable on “Russkiy Mir in Bulgaria” as part of the XXVII Sofia International Book Fair. The participants in the event included members of non-governmental organizations: Forum Bulgaria-Russia, Federation of Friendship with Peoples of Russia and CIS, “Stable Development for Bulgaria”, National Movement “Russophiles”,  Association of Russianists of Bulgaria, Union of Bulgarian Journalists. Agreements have been signed with the...

11.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

The Second European Russian Forum “Russia and the EU: Old Problems, New Opportunities” has started in Brussels.  This forum is being supported by the Green European Freedom Alliance of the European Parliament, the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Moscow and the European League of Human Rights Organizations.  The working language of the forum is Russian. The ceremonial opening was presided over by Tatiana Zhadnok, a representative of the European Parliament from...

09.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

On December 8 the conference “BRIC Countries on the World Political Map: New Challenges” opened in Moscow.  The event is being supported by the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the Polity Foundation. Representatives of Brazil, Russia, India and China gathered to discuss a new phenomenon in international relations: the formation of a special relationship between four of the largest countries in the world whose populations total over 2 billion and GDP share approaches...

08.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

The final match in the 2008 German Championship Cup of “Learn Russian by Playing” was played last weekend in Gelsenkirchen. Apart from the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the sponsors of the game included Gazprom-Germany and the Schalke-04 football club. The principal organizers were the German-Russian Forum and the Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature in Germany. This year, organizers had far more work cut out for themselves than ever before. Whereas last year's...

08.12.2008
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: RussianLanguage

The Second Russkiy Mir Assembly became like sitting an exam for the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The First Russkiy Mir Assembly held last year was effectively the first large event organized by the foundation under the presidential decree of June 21, 2007. That is why it could be seen as an informational event and as a proclamation of one’s own existence. This year’s assembly assessed the results the foundation achieved in a year. The way the assembly represented its different participants – bringing together over a thousand guests from Russia and...

05.11.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

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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.
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