The Unlucky Emperor 17.08.201717 July 1998 was a warm day, abnormally bright for Petersburg. The houses along Moscovsky Avenue let down silk tricolor flags—lowered and joined with ribbonsof mouring. The traffic lights blinked yellow. The avenue, usually lively and filled with cars, was empty; policemen in white gloves stood on ceremonial, one positioned every 50 meters. “What happened?” asked Petersburgers in surprise. “We await the Emperor,” answered the sentries. “Nikolai Romanov.”
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Call for participation in Russian language contest starts in China
The fifth contest of Russian language experts started in China, IA Baikal Media reports. Leading topic this year is Language as a connection with the Silk Road.
Applicants should direct their requests for participation until 20th of July. Among organizers are Russian Embassy in Shenyang, Heilongjiang University and Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service.
The organizers states that the contest facilitates reinforcing friendship between Russia and China and enhances collaboration development in all directions. Besides, it helps promoting educational exchange programs.
The first contest took place in 2009 and since then it has become popular in China and beyond.
It is worth reminding that students in China prefer learning Russian to other languages. Specialists with Russian language skills are in high demand on the labor market due to strengthening of Russian-Chinese relations. Moreover, joining the Silk Road Economic Belt with Eurasian Economic Union influenced this fact a lot.
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Californians Get a Call from Totma 16.08.2017Last weekend, Totma—a small town even by the Vologda Region’s standards—marked its 880-year anniversary and celebrated a traditional Russian America Day. The city once prided itself on its salt making and the seafaring merchants who traded in Siberia and America. It was a native of Totma, Ivan Kuskov, who founded Fort Ross in California, and today the town is visited by official delegations from the USA and representatives of indigenous American groups.