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Latinization for the Sake of Disruption

Month:  December
Year:  2014

Supplemental Education – An Additional Resource
A joint session of the State Duma Committee for Education and the Committee of Moscow Regional Duma for Education and Culture addressed the problems facing supplemental education.

Author:  Lada Klokova
Month:  December
Year:  2014

Friendship in the Language of Sanctions
The XII Moscow Forum “Partnership with Russia in Europe” provided a platform for the painful but much needed search for common ground between the EU and Eurasia continues.

Author:  Anna Loshchikhina
Month:  December
Year:  2014

A Russian among the Pre-Russians
A glutton and moralist, smart observer and grudge holder, statesman and journalist, lexicographer and saloon wag, libertine and repentant sinner – Fonvizin was all of these and more.

Author:  Irina Lukyanova
Month:  December
Year:  2014

Challenges of a New Era
The VIII Russkiy Mir Assembly, which was held under the motto of “Culture and Time”, surprised is regular participants in that it markedly differed from previous forums.

Author:  Lada Klokova, Anna Loshchikhina
Month:  December
Year:  2014

No One Is Indifferent
The results of the Unified State Exam in 2014 and the changes which are to be introduced to the exam in 2015 were discussed at a meeting of the State Duma Education Committee on November 20.

Author:  Lada Klokova
Month:  December
Year:  2014

The Sanctions War through the Lens of Big Politics
Igor Pospelov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, spoke with Русский мир.ru about the sanctions against Russia.

Author:  Vasily Golovanov
Month:  December
Year:  2014

“I was saved by love and sincerity”
Yuri Yurchenko moved to Europe in 1989, “not for political reasons but rather out of curiosity,” and remained there, first in Munich and then Switzerland, and later to Paris, where he lives to this day, having married French actress Dany Kogan.

Author:  Father Konstantin Kravtsov
Month:  December
Year:  2014

A Tsarist Affair
Of all of the Russian emperors, only one of the Romanovs – Pavel I – did not personally participate in military campaigns.

Author:  Mikhail Bykov
Month:  December
Year:  2014

A Chest Full of Treasures
This institution of higher education is not similar to others. There are no large auditoriums. All is quiet during the lessons… Here people study something which has almost been forgotten – Russian folk art.

Author:  Lyubov Rumyantseva
Month:  December
Year:  2014

A Nature Preserve of the Spirit
“The Siberian tract is the largest and apparently the most misshapen road in the world… The mud is impossible to get out of and the coachmen are unwilling to drive through the night.”

Author:  Mikhail Tarkovsky
Month:  December
Year:  2014

Crimean Heritage
Ceva and Klava. He is impressive, strong and of strict upbringing. She is small and mysterious. They have been connected to a long time…

Author:  Mikhail Bykov
Month:  December
Year:  2014

On the Way to Valdai
It was a summer car ride just a few years ago. But recent events have a tendency to disappear from one’s memory at an increasing rate, and if you do not do something to fix such memories they will disappear altogether and unnoticed.

Author:  Mikhail Glinka
Month:  December
Year:  2014

Moscow – Volga: A Canal Traveling through Time – The Poshekhonye Side
I owe so much to my great grandfather, Nikolai Nikolaevich Golovanov, a translator of seven European languages and book publisher, that I am simply obliged to honor his memory.

Author:  Vasily Golovanov
Month:  December
Year:  2014

Respect for Tradition Rather Than Antiquity

Month:  November
Year:  2014

Virtual Blockbusters
Which kinds of videos on the Internet inspire people to actually visit museums?

Author:  Anna Loshchikhina
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Four Names
The Greeks arrived on this rocky coast of Crimea 25 centuries ago to establish the town of Chersonesus, at times also known as Chersones, Cherson and Korsun.

Author:  Lada Klokova
Month:  November
Year:  2014

City of Roots and Origins
Chersonesus is the monument showcasing the development of three cultures: ancient Greece, ancient Rome and Byzantium.

Author:  Sergei Vinogradov
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Russian Speech
The annual regional conference of compatriots of the Baltic state, organized by the Moscow House in Riga, took place in a clearly unfriendly environment with regard to the attitude of the Latvian authorities.

Author:  Alla Berezovskaya
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Pearl of the Black Sea Coast
Known since Soviet times as the Intourist hotel complex, the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina is not only a mecca of Russian tourism on the Black Sea but also a major cultural exhibition and business center of Southern Russia.

Author:  Irina Kramer
Month:  November
Year:  2014

The House with the Reed Roof
There are few museums in Russia which are so well cared for as the former estate of retired Major Chilyaev, where Mikhail Lermontov lived from May 14 to July 27, 1841.

Author:  Alexander Pushkar
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Crimea Crimeovich
A lazy border guard is not necessarily a Ukrainian border guard. There are plenty of lazy border guards. But this guy with a trident insignia on his cap was somehow especially lazy. He even seemed tired of being lazy.

Author:  Mikhail Bykov
Month:  November
Year:  2014

The Belarus Triangle: The Third Corner: Mogilev
I had to study the map of Mogilev while in motion, driving west across Belarus from Minsk. Among the street names typical for Belarus – May Day Street, Pioneer Street and, of course, Lenin Street – I came across Romanov Street.

Author:  Mikhail Bykov
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Crazy
Nikolai Zabolotsky’s second wife wrote this about him: “He was an unusually contradictory man, not like anyone else, and sometimes not even like himself.”

Author:  Irina Lukyanova
Month:  November
Year:  2014

The Good Solider Hašek
In December 1918 there was a great commotion in the convent near Bugulma. The new commandant’s aide ordered the nuns to bring him a dozen eggs and pound of butter. 

Author:  Evgeny Rezepov
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Poltava. The Return
In our era of cosmic satellites and nanotechnologies, it seems like it should be a simple thing to recreate a large wooden boat from times of Peter I. But that’s not the case.

Author:  Lyubov Rumyantseva
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Notes of a Bookworm
What does Ex Libris mean? Today not many people can provide the correct answer to that. However, Moscow has an entire museum dedicated to such bookplates.

Author:  Irina Shevchenko
Month:  November
Year:  2014

On the Road to Sura
Saint John of Kronstadt was born in the village of Sura in the Arkhangelsk region 185 years ago.

Author:  Alexei Makeev
Month:  November
Year:  2014

Moscow – Volga: A Canal Traveling through Time – From Kalyazin to Uglich
If we examine the phenomenon of capital cities in the broader context, then in addition to Russia’s historical capitals – Moscow and St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Vladimir – we should also make mentioned of temporary capitals.

Author:  Vasily Golovanov
Month:  November
Year:  2014

A Confident Outlook

Month:  October
Year:  2014


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