Walking After Letters from the Front 19.05.2017Letters 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.
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Merkel talks about integration to Russian Germans
Representatives of Russian expat community in Germany held a meeting with Chancellor of Germany on May 17 in Berlin, TASS informs. Angela Merkel has never met Russian natives before; despite there are almost 2,5 million of them residing in Germany.
The government considers it is a significant group of people especially for the parliament elections to take place in a few months.
Local mass media sources mark that her knowledge of the Russian language helped Angela Merkel keep up talking to Russian Germans. They touched upon questions of information security and a notorious story of a girl named Lisa, which happened at the beginning of last year.
The focus was on the Bundestag elections for obvious reasons. Following the historical tradition, Russian compatriots living in Germany support Christian Democratic Union of Germany headed by Merkel. However, today’s situation compels many of them to vote for right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany. This party has become first and foremost an anti-immigration party, that built it's success on public anger over Angela Merkel's welcoming policy toward refugees from Arab countries.
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Builders of an Empire 16.05.2017How 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.