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Photo credit: Works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Glinka and other Russian classical composers were performed at an evening of Russian music at the Vienna Chamber Opera. Young singers from Russia and other countries took the stage,...

19.10.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Total Dictation action is being held today, October 17, TASS reports. This year, the educational campaign has undergone some changes. For the first time, it had to be postponed to a later date due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation. ...

19.10.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: Russia has become a guest of honor at the Seoul International Book Fair, which opens on Friday, October 16, the website of the Year of Literature reports. Due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation, the largest book forum in...

16.10.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: The Ural Federal University (UrFU) and the Hainan College of Economics and Business (HCEB) will open the Ural College of the HCEB in China, which will train specialists in the fields of tourism, finance, software and others. 200 students will be admitted to...

15.10.2020 Subject: Education

Photo credit: Gagarin Day, dedicated to Yuri Gagarin and other Soviet cosmonauts, was held in Erfurt, Germany, organized by the Gagarin Society. Families of Russian compatriots living in Germany walked through the Gagarin places of the city and completed events in a...

14.10.2020 Subject: Community


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Foreigners put blind trust in stories about Russian bears, nuclear threat and ubiquarian KGB agents. However, the list of the most convincing myths about Russia is topped by the one of Russian drinking. It turned out to be so strong and persistent that even the Russians have believed  it. It is not a mere coincidence that our fellow citizens think Russian people have always drunk, and a holiday  feast is considered to be a national tradition. Who made the whole world believe the banal stereotypes? Why do all historians claim the opposite and who benefits from the myth of Russian drinking?
Our compatriot community includes a lot of dynamic female members that have managed to realize their potential in another countries and provide assistance to those who have faced difficulties. Elizaveta Donnery, a solicitor from Ireland, Natalia Zhukova, a family psychologist from Finland, and Anastasia Tikhonova, a member of the Russian Women Association in Malaysia and a volunteer helping women who face domestic violence, tell us about their activities.
Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov, an outstanding Russian military leader and diplomat, was born 275 years ago. Everyone knows about his achievements in the wars with the Turks and Napoleon. Let us look into a little less known, but incredibly remarkable facts from our great compatriot’s life.
As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.