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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The festival of new Russian cinema started on October 19 in Antalya. Over the course of six evenings, viewers are going to watch six films by contemporary Russian directors with Turkish subtitles. The program also includes concerts and a screening of...

19.10.2021 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Pyotr Zabolotsky. Portrait of M. Lermontov in the mentics of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment. Fragment. 1837 / (CC BY 4.0) A monument to Mikhail Lermontov has been installed in Kranj (Slovenia), TASS reports. The opening ceremony of the monument took place the day before, October 18. A monument...

19.10.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: The diplomatic mission of Russia to NATO will suspend its work starting next month, TASS reports. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the decision was made after the Western military alliance expelled eight...

18.10.2021 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: donvikro / The online festival of Russian cinema started in India today, October 16. It is being held for the 1st time, the Pobeda RF website reports. The festival will last until November 27. Ten contemorary Russian films will be screened for Indiain viewers on the Disney + Hotstar platform with English subtitles. The screenings are...

16.10.2021 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The Russian-Indian Culture Festival took place at the Roerich Indian estate after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The flags of Russia and India were raised near the artist's house during the opening ceremony. The event was...

15.10.2021 Subject: Culture


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Rus at Play 14.10.2021
A significant contribution to the development of professional sports in Europe has been made by Russian players who stepped into the sporting field under the guidance of their parents either at home or in a strange land. Emigrants founded clubs, played at packed stadiums as if they had been sports superstars, and led teams to championships as coaches and managers. Sports clubs are still established by our compatriots today.
A bear dressed in kosovorotka and bast shoes playing balalaika is one of the strongest Russian stereotypes. In reality, bears live in Russian woods or zoos, kosovorotkas and bast shoes could be traced in museums and at folk concerts. In contrast, the balalaika has won its unique place not only on concert posters but also at an international stage, in concert halls, jazz and rock clubs.
Summers in Alaska are short. And the breath of winter is felt from early fall. Famous Russian traveler Sergey Sinelnik knows this better than most people. Since 2019, he has been sailing on an exact replica of the medieval coastal dwellers boat Pilgrim. The journey has taken him to the northernmost American state. This year's voyage is over; next spring, Sinelnik and his crew will sail along the Northern Sea Route to Russia.
Michael Chekhov passed away more than 65 years ago, but his fame and influence in the theatrical and cinema worlds seem to be only growing. The Russkiy Mir found out how Chekhov's methodology is interpreted today in theaters that are named after him, and who is awarded the Michael Chekhov Medal.
Recently FSB declassified the original text of the 1946-1948 Tokyo International Military Tribunal verdict. It referred to the plans of imperialist Japan to seize the Soviet Far East and Siberia. Just a day before the opening of the international forum dedicated to the 1949 Khabarovsk War Crime Trials has started. The forum was dedicated to the trial over Kwantung Army soldiers accused of developing and using bacteriological weapons.