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EcoTrain project has just started commuting around nature reserves and parks of the Moscow Region, press-service of regional Ministry of Culture reports. The first train has brought tourists to Taldomsky District, Moscow Oblast. Guests have visited Cranes Birthplace preserve...

18.09.2017 Subject: Travel

Difficulties on the international scene don't affect Russian-French cultural exchange, TASS reports. According to Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky relations between our countries remain at a high level. He has reminded that Russian-French Cross-Year of Cultural Tourism will end this year. National theaters, such as Bolshoi Theater and Maly Theatre...

18.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Angela Merkel doesn't think that Anti-Russian sanctions can further be mitigated, RIA Novosti reports. According to her, Russia's proposal on UN peacekeeping mission placement in Donbass sounds interesting but it will not become a reason for easing of sanctions. In order to make that type of decision it is necessary to see a significant progress in establishment of a lasting truce in Donbass, German...

18.09.2017 Subject: Politics

Russian Heritage Days started in the French capital, TASS reports. The first event in rich program is the exhibition organized by the Russian Federal Ministry of Culture. Reconstruction of the world-famous Amber Room presented to Peter the Great by the first King in Prussia Friedrich-Wilhelm I is a real...

17.09.2017 Subject: Culture

The Yalta International Film Festival Eurasian Bridge starts today, September 15, TASS reports. 20 Russian films will compete for the award in the main category, and 6 features are included in Debut nomination. The Best Director's nomination awaits its winner as well. Special prize and Grand Prix included in the list of awards as well. British director Garrett Jones will head the jury...

15.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Bookish Siberia and New Book. Second Issue international book festivals started working in Novosibirsk. Dozens of various events to be conducted in the frames of these festivals. Q&A's and round tables with well-established writers and new talents, as well as meetings with representatives of...

15.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Say No to Russophobia motocross started in Poland today, TASS reports. Russian-Polish Brotherhood has organized the event. Motocross participants plan to begin in Olsztyn located in northeastern Poland. Bikers plan to conduct volunteer clean-up at the Red Army Cemetery with members of Kaliningrad - Olsztyn – Świnoujście public organization. ...

15.09.2017 Subject: Community

In a course of Alaska delegation visit in Russia, sides have reached an agreement on developing Russian-American humanitarian relations, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports. Group of community leaders from Alaska included scientists, non-profit organizations and Orthodox Church representatives, and members of Historical society. They have participated in Echo of Russian...

15.09.2017 Subject: Community

Third Russian language film festival CineVolna (CinemaWave) starts in Alicante. New Russian film releases premiers, Q&A's, round table discussions with participation of directors and actors to be held in the frames of this event. Eastern Europe Immigrant Association LAD has initiated the festival. CinemaWave is held with support of Russkiy Mir,...

15.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Presidium of International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature widely known under its Russian abbreviation, MAPRYAL, holds enlarged session dedicated to the 50th anniversary of this association in Paris, France. Russkiy Mir Foundation supports the event. MAPRYAL is a non-governmental professional organization that brings together over 200 members from 70 countries. MAPRYAL...

15.09.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: RussianLanguage

22th Gergiev Festival has started on September 14th in Rotterdam. Maestro Gergiev leads Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra and Consolidated Youth orchestra of Codarts Rotterdam University and Hague Conservatory. There are two main topics this year: The Russian Revolution and Russian Avant Garde. These themes have something in common among...

15.09.2017 Subject: Culture

New projects From Museums – to Kids has started in Moscow from the new school year. All Moscow schoolchildren can attend Moscow museums for free. “Moscow is one of the most museum-loving megalopolises in the world. We have to use this possibility to grow our children the right way,” said Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin. The decision to provide free entrance is initiated by...

14.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Foreign tourists are mostly attracted by Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, and the Golden Ring route, IA Interfax reports. Moscow and St. Petersburg are the main points of attraction in Russia because they provide the best means of transportation. Moscow leads because it has four airports, according to the Intourist company head Leonid...

14.09.2017 Subject: Travel

Famous TV host Igor Kirillov celebrates 85th anniversary today, September 14, TASS reports. The People's Artist of Russia was the leading announcer of the Central TV's news program Vremya (Time) for 30 years. Also for many years Igor Kirillov with his colleague Anna Shatilova conducted live broadcasts of Red Square parades. It is important to note that his voice was known in the whole USSR. ...

14.09.2017 Subject: Community


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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.
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