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Monument in honor of the Great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin appeared in the Egyptian capital, as per RIA Novosti. The gala opening ceremony took place today, on April 20. Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kirpichenko, the city head, public activists and local population were present at the ceremony. The bust of Pushkin decorated the...

21.04.2017 Subject: Diaspora

International conference Az_and_Ya: Eastern Look. Russian language in the children’s multilanguage context in the Asian-Pacific Region has started in Bangkok, Thailand. More than sixty school directors, teachers and specialists from 19 countries are among conference delegates. Russian Ambassador to Thailand K. M. Barsky welcomed all participants. The...

19.04.2017 Subject: RussianLanguage

First Russian Center opened in Tehran, the Islamic Republic of Iran on April 16. Russkiy Mir Foundation created this center based on the foreign languages department of the Tehran University. Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education Vyacheslav Nikonov took part in the opening ceremony. ...

17.04.2017 Subject: Community

European Broadcasting Union criticized the decision of Ukrainian authorities to ban Russian signer Yulia Samoylova from participation in Eurovision song contest, as per TASS Union representative David Goodman has regretfully said that despite they tried to make the Ukrainian Security Service allow all earlier announced countries’...

14.04.2017 Subject: Politics

The first stage of Four Seasons. Spring. Swan Lake International music project took place in Ukraine supported by Russkiy Mir Foundation from the 6th to 9th of April. The winners of International festival contest Mellow Season 2016 – teachers from secondary and music schools and university professors participated in this project. Organizers of the project tried to turn...

13.04.2017 Subject: Culture

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that further missile attacks of U.S. targeted at Syria airbase are unacceptable calling such U.S. actions illegal. Lavrov made these statements in the course of talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as per RIA Novosti. “We believe that it is absolutely essential to avoid repetition of such risks...

12.04.2017 Subject: Politics

A farewell ceremony was served for the late Soviet and Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenkoin Moscow’s Central House of Literature, as per RIA Novosti. It should be reminded that Yevgeny Yevtushenko passed away in U.S. A memorial ceremony for the celebrated poet was held in...

11.04.2017 Subject: Heart Memory

Gala ceremony of granting books and multimedia sources to Russian Center at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia, by Russkiy Mir Foundation was held April 5. University of St. Kirill and Methodius in Skopje was founded in 1949, at first it had only three departments. Now it is a leading higher educational institution of Macedonia with around 50 thousand of students studying at...

06.04.2017 Subject: RussianLanguage

Ekaterina Vorobieva has advised to the Russkiy Mir Foundation that the second final tour of Hello, Russia! contest supported by New Way Russian Academy was held in the South Korean capital. Among the participants were children studying programs of Russian and Korean educational institutions. Earlier, the participants sent their video-presentations...

31.03.2017 Subject: Miscellaneous

A session of Russian Communities’ Chamber and activists of Russian Expat Community was held in London with support of the Russian government in Great Britain, according to website Rossotrudnichestvo. Around seventy delegates from different organizations representing eighteen regions of the United Kingdom were present at the session. Russian ambassador to the United...

27.03.2017 Subject: Diaspora

Museum-educational complex Russian Expat Community is going to be opened in Moscow. This is the first similar project in Russia devoted to the first wave of Russian emigration. Presentation of the center took place as a part of Moscow Cultural Forum, according to TASS. The center will encompass permanent and temporary exhibitions, a lecture room, a concert hall...

27.03.2017 Subject: Community

Masha plus Porridge is the 17th episode at the first season of the popular Russian animation movie Masha and the Bear. It has gained more than two billions of views at video hosting YouTube. The episode was published a bit more than 5 years ago at the channel Get Movies. The main heroine – a naughty girl called Masha makes a lot of mess cooking...

16.03.2017 Subject: Miscellaneous

In March, Russian society Rodnik (the Spring) celebrates 15th anniversary since its foundation in Split, Croatia, World Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots living abroad informs. In relation to this date, society activists organized literary musical holiday with participation of local Russophiles and our compatriots. Julia Rehak read poems of famous...

15.03.2017 Subject: Diaspora

Russian culture festival Russian Image runs in Padova, Italy, from 10 to 21 of March. This event is dedicated to the Silver Age. The organizers made an attempt to return 100 years back rediscovering the art of the beginning of XX century, an art-director of the festival Natalya Pirogova noted. The festival is the crossroads for...

12.03.2017 Subject: Diaspora

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