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Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir portal MacDougall's Auction House, the British auction house specialising in Russian Russian art, has held another important auction in London on December 1. There were more than 40 lots such as items of Russian art and history. The letter from Catherine the Great on the benefits of vaccination against smallpox is particularly noteworthy. The unique document was sold for almost 1 mln. pounds. Let's take this opportunity to recall the story of how the empress had promoted vaccination in Russia. Portrait of the Empress Catherine the Great by Dmitry Levitsky, around 1793 ...

04.12.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

© AFP 2021 / Jim Watson U.S. Republican senators have uncovered a secret Soviet agent sent to the United States back in 1991 to undermine the banking system there. This is the conclusion that can be drawn from the media buzz. It followed the Senate Banking Committee’s questioning of Professor Saule Omarova, Joe Biden's nominee for the top position in the U.S. Government Accountability Office, last week. The video footage of Senator John F. Kennedy urging Omarova to answer questions about her involvement in the mysterious Soviet Komsomol organization and whether she had written a...

26.11.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Politics

Vladimir Emelianenko Photo: Andrej Kibrik The Linguistics Forum 2021: Language Policy and Language Preservation was held at the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. How to preserve Russia's linguistic diversity amid the global decline in the number of languages? Director of the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences and linguist Andrej Kibrik has an answer. - Andrey, what is the forum's main target? – This was the third forum dedicated to the language policy or to be more exact, to the preservation and development of the...

24.11.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Sergei Agadzhanyan, a man of muscle from outer Moscow, has been nicknamed the Russian Hulk for a series of world records in towing multi-ton machinery. In order to amaze the audience, the Russian man does not need trick effects, huge budgets, and special devices - he simply moves trains, planes, trucks, and motor ships, blowing rubber hot-water bags to rupture along the way. In October, Sergei Agadzhanyan set another world record towing a convoy weighing more than 53 tons for almost 5 meters. The athlete dedicated his achievement to the 800th anniversary of the birth...

16.11.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Vladimir Emelianenko The head of The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation (Stichting Sovjet Ereveld) from the Netherlands Remco Reiding has been taken care of the war memorial near Leusden and Amersfoort for more than twenty-five years. There are 865 Soviet prisoners of war and victims of Nazi concentration camps buried in the Rusthof Memorial Cemetery. More than 700 of them are still considered to be missing. Remco Reiding has been to Russia more than once. This time he came because of the first digital textbook on the search for missing persons from World War II, the Almanac GenExpo. We talked about how he had managed to...

12.11.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Bikers from the Sentinels of Memory Association (Germany) at the Soviet war memorial The biker movement emerged in the mid-20th century in Western countries, and its members sometimes interpreted the laws and rules quite freely. To this day, columns of motorcyclists in leather jackets cause puzzlement among police, drivers, and pedestrians. Russian-speaking bikers who open clubs and join associations in different countries around the world make efforts to change this attitude toward people on motorcycles. They care for the graves of Soviet soldiers, hold motorcycle rallies to commemorate war...

09.11.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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Photo credit: RBK / youtube.com Space tourists from Japan Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yezo Hirano soared into space on Wednesday, December 8, RIA Novosti reports. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the morning. The commander of the crew, Alexander... .
The 1st Russian Film Festival is taking place in Montpellier (France) on December 8-12. It is organized by the Montpellier - Russia  Association with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The festival program includes films of different genres: Kirill... .
Photo credit: Moscow-Live / flickr.com (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Russian parliamentarians demand that the American authorities stop persecuting the representatives of the Russian community in the country. This is stated in a a document adopted by the State Duma (the lower house of the... .