There's Always a Need for People Who Read 19.09.2017The 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.
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Russian President among Time’s 100 most influential people
The Time magazine included Russian President Vladimir Putin into the top hundred most influential people of the world, RIA Novosti reports. The edition divided all notable people into several categories, such as Titans, Innovators, Leaders, Idols, People of Art. Vladimir Putin entered the category of Leaders. The participants of the list are not ranged. It is not the first time when the magazine includes Russian President into the list of people influencing the world most of all.
Among other notable people are US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, chairman of P.R. of China Xi Jinping, Pope of Rome Francis and others.
Different authors wrote essays about each politician. The essay about Putin was written by ex-USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev. In his opinion, Vladimir Putin managed to stabilize the situation, keep the country together and strengthen its economy. The first and the only President of USSR is sure that Russia will find its success through democracy only. He believes that the country is quite ready for the political competition, multiparty system, private elections and systematic rotations of the government.
Multiplying By Zero 17.09.2017The 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.