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Photo: Y. Ivanko / (CC BY 4.0) Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) goes on a New Year's journey, TASS reports. He starts his trip from Veliky Ustyug on Saturday, December 9. The organizer of the large-scale project is the government of the Vologda Region with the...

10.12.2023 Subject: Community

Rossotrudnichestvo plans to launch an electronic Compatriot Card next year, TASS reported. According to the deputy head of the agency Pavel Shevtsov, work on the project is continuing and it has entered an active stage.  The card will give access to many services, however, the solution of some of them is more complicated than it seemed initially, said the deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo.  The electronic card aims to streamline bureaucratic procedures for those joining the resettlement program in Russia....

08.12.2023 Subject: Community

Photo: (CC BY 4.0) The festival of Russian culture is launched in Tanzania for the second time, the Russian Embassy reports. It is held on the site of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Dar es Salaam. Representatives from St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU) shared fascinating insights about Russia,...

08.12.2023 Subject: Culture

Photo: (CC0 Public Domain) The 3d Forum of interregional ties, focused on the formats of Russian-French cooperation amid challenging times was hosted on the online platform of the Russian House of Science and Culture in Paris. The primary discussions centered around the enduring partnership ties between cities of...

08.12.2023 Subject: Community

The Russian Center of Namangan State Institute of Languages was opened on December 7. A delegation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation headed by its executive director Vladimir Kochin took part in the ceremony. V. Kochin emphasized the significance of studying the Russian language to uphold...

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Photo: Maxim Denisov / (CC BY 4.0) War and Peace ballet to be presented in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou next spring, TASS reported. The production, staged by the Solovyanenko Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, received funding from the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives.  ...

07.12.2023 Subject: Culture

Photo: still image / fragment / Young lady with monocle / Figure skater Ilya Malinin, representing the United States, made history by successfully executing a quadruple axel in a short program, TASS reported. This groundbreaking achievement occurred during the finals of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand...

07.12.2023 Subject: Sports

Photo: (CC BY 4.0) Nearly 50 participants engaged in a translators' competition in Turkey, the Moscow City Government reported. Hosted at Selcuk University, Konya, the contest was organized by the Association of Russian-speaking Youth of Ankara, marked its sixth edition. ...

07.12.2023 Subject: Education

Photo: I. Braz. Portrait of A. Chekhov. Fragment. 1898. Stored in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow / (CC BY 4.0) A Chekhov monument has been erected in Heihe, Heilongjiang province of China, as reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Situated across the Amur River from the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk, Heihe is recognized...

07.12.2023 Subject: Community

Photo credit: Anatoly Blinov The 3d International Old Believer Forum is taking place on Thursday, December 7, RIA Novosti reports. Believers from all parts of Russia, as well as from Moldova, Belarus and other countries gathered in the Russian capital. There are scientists, politicians,...

07.12.2023 Subject: Religion


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