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Italian bikers held a campaign directed at gathering humanitarian help for children of Donbass, RIA Novosti informs. It took place the day before in Rome. Around two hundred kilos of studying and writing materials as well as toys were collected for just a couple of hours. According to Claudia Corbut, who initiated the project, decided to gather aids for the children in Donbass and friends brought her over...

22.09.2017 Subject: Community

Third World Youth Forum of Russian compatriots supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Union of Compatriots Federation in Sofia as well as Russian Embassy in Bulgaria opens in the capital of Bulgaria. Its main topic is Destiny of Russia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The agenda for the nearest five days includes sessions, round tables and seminars where the role of Russian compatriots, their contribution...

22.09.2017
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Heads of Russia and Brazil Foreign ministers have signed an agreement on cultural centers' opening, TASS reports. Sergey Lavrov and Aloysio Nunes expressed the hope that current agreement will strengthen strategic partnership. They confirmed “firm intention to develop further Russian-Brazilian relations.” Solemn ceremony of signing up the document took place ahead of...

22.09.2017 Subject: Community

Parliament's refusal to adopt the draft law allowing kids of non-citizens to automatically receive Latvian citizenship has only postponed the decision, which has now been long overdue, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis. According to him, sooner or later parliamentarians will have to pass this law, RIA Novosti reports.  The President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis has commented that...

21.09.2017 Subject: Community

Russian cities conduct Dove of Peace campaign timed with International Day of Peace established by General Assembly of the United Nations. People send paper doves to the sky traditionally at 9:30 a.m. of local time. This is a tribute to the memory of those who fought against Fascism and protected Peace on Earth at the expense of their own lives. ...

21.09.2017 Subject: Community

The anniversary of the Russian statehood is festively celebrated today, September 21st in Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod.ru website informs. The Russian chronicles the Tale of Bygone Years states that as early as 862 the tribes inhabiting Novgorod lands invited variags – brothers of Ryurik, Syneus and Tuvor to rule over them. According to the...

21.09.2017 Subject: Community

German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to realize her long-held dream – to go for a Trans-Siberian railway journey. He shared this at a meeting with kids in a course of her election campaign, RIA Novosti reports. Angela has admitted that she loves Germany more than other countries, however she would love to tour US Rocky Mountains and go on a...

18.09.2017 Subject: Community

Say No to Russophobia motocross started in Poland today, TASS reports. Russian-Polish Brotherhood has organized the event. Motocross participants plan to begin in Olsztyn located in northeastern Poland. Bikers plan to conduct volunteer clean-up at the Red Army Cemetery with members of Kaliningrad - Olsztyn – Świnoujście public organization. ...

15.09.2017 Subject: Community

In a course of Alaska delegation visit in Russia, sides have reached an agreement on developing Russian-American humanitarian relations, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports. Group of community leaders from Alaska included scientists, non-profit organizations and Orthodox Church representatives, and members of Historical society. They have participated in Echo of Russian...

15.09.2017 Subject: Community

Famous TV host Igor Kirillov celebrates 85th anniversary today, September 14, TASS reports. The People's Artist of Russia was the leading announcer of the Central TV's news program Vremya (Time) for 30 years. Also for many years Igor Kirillov with his colleague Anna Shatilova conducted live broadcasts of Red Square parades. It is important to note that his voice was known in the whole USSR. ...

14.09.2017 Subject: Community


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The 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.
The 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.
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