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Russian TV Channel to start working in Japan. It will provide news in Russian culture, TASS reports. As famous Russian violinist Vadim Repin shared during International Cultural Forum in Saint Petersburg, he is going to curate this project. According to Repin, this TV channel to be engaged as a...

20.11.2017 Subject: Community

More than 200 Russian expats and Russian culture admirers from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia met in Sofia at The Fourth Balkan Folklore Festival dedicated to 870th anniversary of Moscow, as per the International Russia website. The jury consisting of professional musicians, creative...

20.11.2017 Subject: Culture

Russian citizen has returned her son illegally retained in Norway by his father, the citizen of Estonia, TASS reports. The decision about returning the child was made by court of the Norwegian capital. According to the lawyer Ekaterina Reiersen, they managed to do that because Norway joint the...

20.11.2017 Subject: Community

American intelligence has published another portion of documents concerning murder of US president John Kennedy, TASS reports. Thousands of papers archived under wraps saw the light including the documents about the ex-KGB agent Yuri Nosenko. In the sixties, during his trip to the West, the son of shipbuilding industry’s minister of the Soviet Union sought...

20.11.2017 Subject: History

Russian president has endorsed the idea of holding the Theatre Olympiad, RIA Novosti reports. Vladimir Putin has reminded that 12 years ago Moscow has already taken part in this major event . We will participate in this festival another time, especially that many prominent theater support the event, mentioned the Head of the State. They were talking about it during International Cultural Forum in...

19.11.2017 Subject: Culture

Russian Non-Conformists exhibit starts working at the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center Branly, Korsun headquartered in Paris reports. It was organised by Parisian publishing house Terra Mare and Korsun headquarters. There are many pieces that participated in now-legendary...

17.11.2017 Subject: Culture

Russia and Qatar will conduct Cross Year in 2018, TASS reports. Aforementioned agreement was reached today International Cultural Forum-2017 in St. Petersburg. Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky has marked that there are many events planned on the humanitarian level fostering “conducive...

17.11.2017 Subject: Culture

First China-Russia EXPO of culture and arts was opened in Harbin, China, IA Xinhua informs. Khabarovsk administration took part in organization of the exhibition from Russia’s side. Overall, about 160 various companies relevant to culture and innovations of both countries are taking part in EXPO. Overall, the fair comprises more than twenty thousand different exhibited items. Besides, painters from Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk and other...

17.11.2017 Subject: Culture

A particle of one of the most honored Russian Saints Seraphim of Sarov was delivered to Greece, IA Interfax reports. It was brought to the city of Patra for the opening of inter-Orthodox conference Voice of The First-Called Apostle Andrew in Modern World. The forum, which opens on November 17 was organized by Foundation of the First-Called Apostle Andrew. ...

17.11.2017 Subject: Religion

Committee of UN General Assembly adopted resolution compiled by Russia about fighting Nazism by majority of voices, TASS reports. One hundred and twenty-five UN members voted for the Russian version of the document calling for fighting against glorification of Nazism and Neo-Nazism and other...

17.11.2017 Subject: Politics

Agreement between Italy and Russia on the Russian Seasons in Italy was signed. The solemn ceremony of signing this contract has become the part of the International Cultural Forum-2017 in St. Petersburg, TASS reports. Russian Culture Minister Vladimir...

17.11.2017 Subject: Culture

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The idea for the Teacher for Russia program originated with two graduates from Saint Petersburg State University, Alena Makovich and Elena Yarmanova after they came across Teach for All, a major international network of nongovernmental social enterprises. Four years have passed since then, and this year the Russian program celebrated its first graduating class.
7 November marked the centennial of the October Revolution—an event that, whatever you think of it, has done much to define the entire twentieth century. And of course, the main figure in these epoch-making events was Vladimir Ilich Lenin. We have attempted to “interview” the Bolshevik leader so that he might explain how he related to the tasks of revolution, politics, morality, and other questions that are important to us all.
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