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Art and Fashion Week Exhibition by International Art Alliance and Elegant New York Magazine is held as a part of New York Fashion Week in New York, Elegant New York Magazine informs. The event is held September 15 – 21, 2017 in MAD&F Gallery. Works by artists, jewelry and fashion designers of Russian origin included in the showcase. The project curator is photographer, journalist and ...

19.09.2017 Subject: Miscellaneous

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with heads of US Jewish Communities at the General Assembly of the United Nations, TASS reports. “There was exchange of opinions on critical issues of Russian-American relations and a range of international questions including situation around Syria and Israel-Palestine issue,” the message says. Parties paid...

19.09.2017 Subject: Politics

Monument to creator of the legendary AK-47, famous gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov was set in Moscow, RIA Novosti informs. The gala ceremony of unveiling the monument took place today September 19. It was timed with Day of Gunsmith. The monument of more than seven meters high was established at the crossroads of Sadovaya-Karetnaya and Dolgorukovskaya streets. The gunsmith holds...

19.09.2017 Subject: History

US discuss Russian influence on “free and honest elections” again. Earlier the US authorities accused mythic Russian hackers of all deadly sins, now they suspect in this Russian media, Sputnik radio station in particular, RIA Novosti reports. Three US Congress representatives requested to investigate the case of Sputnik’s interference with the process of...

19.09.2017 Subject: Politics

The government has approved the budget for three years ahead, RIA Novosti reports. According to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, the main expenditure items for this period are social and defense sectors, as well as support of national economics. The government plans to allocate 7 billion US dollars for education’s needs. This amount is...

19.09.2017 Subject: Culture

German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to realize her long-held dream – to go for a Trans-Siberian railway journey. He shared this at a meeting with kids in a course of her election campaign, RIA Novosti reports. Angela has admitted that she loves Germany more than other countries, however she would love to tour US Rocky Mountains and go on a...

18.09.2017 Subject: Community

Celebrated opera singer Zurab Sotkilava has died aged 80 after the extended illness, according to TASS. As per the general director of the Bolshoi Theatre Vladimir Urin, the artist has been struggling with this disease until his last breath. Soviet People’s Artist-to-be was born in Sukhumi. Zurab did not even think of the artist’s...

18.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Number of people wanting to tie their lives with cosmonautics is increasing, Izvestia paper reports. According to Head of Y. Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Lonchakov, currently about 400 applications have been registered. He has remarked that there were a bit more than three hundred of applications last year. The requirements have become stricter this...

18.09.2017 Subject: Space

From St Gotthard Pass to Baikal exhibition opening ceremony took place in Ticino, southern Switzerland. The event is timed with the annually-commemorated anniversary of Russian army crusade under military general Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov. The opening is dedicated to the Irkutsk governor Ivan Zedler (1777–1853). Cultural attaché of Embassy of the Russian Federation in...

18.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Youth Forum for Russian compatriots has concluded in Ankara, RIA Novosti reports. It was held for the first time. According to the head of the Coordinating Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots in Turkey Maria Sorokina, representatives of societies from different cities and unofficial leaders took part in the forum. Besides, the Turkish youth...

18.09.2017 Subject: Diaspora

International Film Festival Message to a Man is held in Saint Petersburg, TASS informs. The gala opening ceremony took place at the historical city center – the Palace square. Visitors could see the reenacted version of the movie by famous director Dziga Vetrov Man With a Movie Camera. Specialists from Holland were reconstructing the movie. The copy presented by Vetrov to...

18.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Amber tourism is to be popularized in Kaliningrad region, RIA Novosti reports. According to regional authorities, the region has all chances for successful promotion of this type of tourism. A particular strategy has been developed for this purpose until 2025. Authors of the strategy note that Russia is quite behind other countries in this aspect. Our country does not use cultural significance of the...

18.09.2017 Subject: Travel

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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.
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.