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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...

29.05.2017
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Russian audience encounters amazing art of Gaudi for the first time. The Moscow Museum of Modern Art in partnership with AUREA Cultura I Art introduces Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona exhibition. The project that opens today, marks 165th anniversary of the great architect. ...

24.05.2017 Subject: Culture

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...

18.05.2017 Subject: Diaspora

The press secretary of Rossotrudnichestvo in Cairo Irina Izotova advised to the Russkiy Mir Foundation that The Day of Russian Culture was held in the oldest university of Egypt. A photography exhibition devoted to the most picturesque corners of Russia was opened at the philological department. Craftwork items such as Khokhloma...

28.04.2017 Subject: Community

University of Debrecen is one of the leading universities in Hungary. It was founded in 1538. More than thirty thousand students study there and there are more than 1800 professors. Despite the threat of termination of all the Russian language learning programmes in the 90ies, the university administration managed to defend this direction of studying, so currently about two hundred students of the Humanitarian department learn...

27.04.2017 Subject: Community

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

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Letters 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.
How 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.
For the past eighteen years, Dutch journalist Remco Reiding has been searching out relatives of the 865 Soviet prisoners-of-war who are buried at the Soviet Field of Honor memorial cemetery in Leusden, not far from Amersfoort. After years of painstaking work he has so far managed to find the families of 199 Soviet soldiers who were thought to be missing in action. A correspondent from Russkiy Mir spoke with Remco Reiding about this work and how it has changed his life.
One often hears it said about one thing or another: “that isn’t women’s work.” Nonetheless, even in patriarchal prerevolutionary Russia there lived women who were not stopped by the incomprehension of those close to them, by society’s disapproval, or by the impossibility of receiving a good education and pursuing their beloved undertaking in a conventional way.
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