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Photo credit: spbdnevnik.ru Days of St. Petersburg in Israel start on Monday, November 11, according to RIA Novosti. For the first time, they will take place in seven cities at once. In addition to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, festival venues will open in Haifa, Ashdod, Rishon Lezion, Netanya and Ashkelon. ...

11.11.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Flickr / Neil Cornwall Singer Svetlana Kasyan, writer Leonid Yuzefovich, director of the Vatican Museums Barbara Yatta and other Russians and foreigners became laureates of the Russian Rome international award. The award ceremony took place in the Palazzo Poli, where the Russian aristocrat and patroness of the...

11.11.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: journalok.ru Parents of students of Finnish schools consider the Russian language one of the most important for studying in educational institutions, RIA Novosti reports. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Center for Applied Linguistics at the University of Jyvaskyla. The study focused on the implications of introducing the...

09.11.2019 Subject: Russian Language

Photo credit: golos-buryatyi.ru Days of Russian culture in Iran started on Friday, November 8, according to the website of the Ministry of Culture. Every year they acquaint locals with the Russian art and have already become very popular with the audience of the Islamic republic. The Vologda Lace exhibition has opened today. Products of...

09.11.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: tourister.ru The festive service and procession celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Israelian city of Jaffa. Church events in honor of the anniversary date were timed to the day of memory of the holy righteous Tabitha, who was buried on the mission territory, RIA Novosti...

08.11.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: s-kuranty.ru Sixteen Russian features shot in recent years and a retrospective of the outstanding director Pavel Lungin have been included in the program of the Russian Revival Festival, which opens in Sydney. Screenings and meetings with Russian actors and directors will be held in seven cities in Australia,...

08.11.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: rma.ee The Vienna forum of Russian language teachers from EU countries opened on Thursday, November 7. The capital of Austria hosts it for the third time. More than a hundred specialists have gathered there, including teachers of the Russian language as a foreign and second mother tongue, heads of...

08.11.2019 Subject: Russian Language


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As the Russkiy Mir reported, the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence will allocate four rooms for Russian icons. The masterpieces by Russian iconographers will be exhibited for the first time in a permanent exhibition and will be included in the main itinerary of one of the oldest museums in Europe. The exposition will include 78 icons that were brought to Italy in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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