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News Hainan province of China is the first in the country where the Friendly Russia program is going to be developed, Petersburg Vedomosti newspaper reports. Representative of regional Tourism Committee Zhou Ping Pin and Executive Director of the World Without Borders association Alexander Agamov put their signatures on the document.  ...

18.09.2018 Subject: Travel

Year of Literature website Preparation for the Eurasian Creative Guild (ECG) Literature Week has begun in London. It was discussed at a meeting that took place at the Rossotrudnichestvo office in the British capital, the agency's website reports. ECG members took part in it. Cultural figures, writers,...

18.09.2018 Subject: Culture Seventeen schools in Syria have opened Russian classes with the assistance of the Russian community, Russkaya Vesna reports. According to the director of one of these schools in Homs Lina Sliman, as usual Russian women moved to Syria in different years work as the...

17.09.2018 Subject: Russian Language

The 7th International Festival of Students Learning Russian called Friends, our Union is Beautiful! has finished. This year the youth forum successfully tested new format - according to the preferences participants chose a creative workshops and dealt with professional teachers of the chosen subject. ...

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Special dinner in celebration of 200th birthday anniversary of Ivan Turgenev to be held on behalf of the Lord Mayor (Oberbürgermeister) of Baden-Baden, and the mayor of the commune of Bougival will open commemorations of the writer conducted near Paris. For three days Sorbonne and Sénat de la France in Paris will accommodate Turgenev scholars from all over the world.
Seeing a woman in sari in India is an ordinary occasion, but probably no one has ever seen a man in kosovorotka* or a young woman in kokoshnik**. “A folk costume in day-to-day life would look rather exotic than fashionable,” admits Natalia Loginova, the head of Fashion and Design Center D3 (the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art). “However, addressing traditions is one of the modern design trends.” 
Faraway past and near future have been debated throughout this week in Ryazan. The city hosts the first International Forum of Ancient Cities, which has become a global platform to discuss development and preservation of towns and cities that are 500+ years old. The Forum has been attended by representatives of Russian cities and towns, as well as representatives from Europe and the CIS countries.
Window laces 22.08.2018
Ten years ago Ivan Khafisov, a photographer, went on business to Engels, a city in the Saratov Region. Walking along the street, he took a photo of a wooden house with bright window shutters. That very moment marked the beginning for the Russia’s first Virtual museum of decorated windows.