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Svetlana Smetanina Photographer Alexander Khimushin was born in Yakutia and now lives in Australia. His photo project “The World In Faces” has become truly global, encompassing dozens of peoples, including those who live on various continents, even in the most distant corners of the world. – Where did the idea for your project “The World In Faces” come from? Are we only talking about the indigenous peoples of Siberia, or is the scope of the project much wider? Alexander Khimushin and Evenk women in national dress. / © Alexander Khimushin / The World In Faces ...

07.09.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergei Vinogradov “Many people think that classical music is only accessible to the elites, but this is not at all the case” — such is the conviction of the renowned Muscovite cellist Boris Andrianov. For three years now, he has reaffirmed this conviction by bringing together an international team of musicians and going on a tour through the Russian countryside. This year the Musical Expedition went to the Vologda region, where musicians gave free concerts in the monastery, at the steelworks, at an old estate, and in other places. Nearer to People The very word “expedition”...

02.08.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Marina Bogdanova From early childhood on, every Russian learns to recognize his face in even its most stylized representation. His fairy tales are among the first things that Russians remember from their childhood. In a well-known test, when people are asked to quickly name any flower, fruit, and Russian poet, 98% respond: “red, apple, Pushkin.” Even a person who has no interest in literature will remember that Pushkin is the “sun of Russian poetry” and “our all.” It’s no coincidence that there was even a decision to celebrate the International Day of the Russian Language at the UN on Pushkin’s birthday from 2010...

12.06.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Array

Inessa Filatova Countess Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck was a famous nineteenth-century Russian patron of the arts. Tchaikovsky would often visit and work at the von Meck estate, and he dedicated several musical works to his “best friend” there. Nadezhda von Meck supported other musicians as well: Nikolai Rubinstein, Claude Debussy, and Henryk Wieniawski. A correspondent from Russkiy Mir met with the Dutch great-great-great-granddaughter of Nadezhda von Meck, the art photographer Nadja Willems. Five Generations Later “Nadezhda von Meck is my oermoeder. This is a special word signifying...

08.06.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Array

Marina Bogdanova Maximilian Alexandrovich Voloshin Portrait by K. Kostenok. Leningrad, 1925 Among the many geniuses of the Russian Silver Age, the name Maximilian Voloshin can sometimes be overlooked. His verses are not quoted all that frequently, and his aquarelles, though recognized, are not widely reproduced for sale. Likely enough, an average Russian might only remember Voloshin’s association with the Crimean town of Koktebel and a certain photograph of a heavy, disheveled Max in a chiton with his head bandaged. Or even more likely, they would only remember his name: “Sure, there was...

31.05.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Russians who Brought Glory to France Anastasia Aliamovskaia After the Revolution, the Russian emigration spread as a large wave across the whole world. According to approximate numbers, up to 2 million people fled from Bolshevism and more than 400 thousand found a home in France. In foreign lands, these exiles had to face the difficulties of life and take up work—some in factories and restaurants, others becoming taxi drivers. There were also those who managed to maintain a spiritual connection to Russia, while also integrating into the ways of French life and contributing much to their new homeland by placing...

03.04.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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