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The first international Chamber Theater and Small Scale Productions Festival started on November 24 in Chisinau – the "MOLDFEST.RAMPA.RU".  The festival was organized by the "From the Street of Roses" National Youth Drama Theater with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation under the patronage of the Embassy of Russia in Moldova. The main objective of the event, according to the president of the festival and artistic director of "From the Street of Roses" Theater, Yuri Harmelina, is to popularize the...

24.11.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

On November 22 the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Russian World: Unification Issues and Development Prospects”. The event was organized by the Russkiy Mir Foundation in the frame of the Fifth All-Russia Congress of Political Scientists and was attended by historians, political scientists and sociologists from Russia and abroad. Among the key discussion points were: Russia’s image, as seen by Russian diaspora; organization and unification of the diaspora; political interpretation of history in Russia...

22.11.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

The Deutsch-Russische Kulturinstitut (German-Russian Institute of Culture) has functioned since 1993, when it was formed from a Russian reading club.  The organizations aim is to facilitate cultural dialog between Russia and Germany, whose cultural contacts go back 300 years to the times of Peter the Great. The Institute’s library, which was named in honor of Fedor Dostoevsky, contains over 16,000 books in the Russian...

19.11.2009 Subject: Heart Memory

The Deutsch-Russische Kulturinstitut (German-Russian Institute of Culture) has functioned since 1993, when it was formed from a Russian reading club.  The organizations aim is to facilitate cultural dialog between Russia and Germany, whose cultural contacts go back 300 years to the times of Peter the Great. The Institute’s library, which was named in honor of Fedor Dostoevsky, contains over 16,000 books in the Russian...

19.11.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

Starting in June of 2009, the Human Rights Information Center in Estonia launched the "Creation of conditions for supporting continued education in the Russian language in Estonia through the implementation and use of European anti-discrimination principles" project with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The main objective of the project is to provide teachers, parents and high school students with information to help them protect their basic rights in education, thereby creating more favorable conditions for developing and maintaining quality...

17.11.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Heart Memory

The Third Russkiy Mir Assembly traditionally took place on the eve of the Day of Unity of Russia at the Fundamental Library of Moscow State University. The event was attended by nearly a thousand people from 80 countries. Vyacheslav Nikonov, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, delivered a welcome speech. “The Russian World is not something from the past. On the contrary, it is a dream...

05.11.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On October 30-31, in Nizhniy Novgorod, the "Praktika" Russian Center with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation hosted a conference for the creators of television and radio programs on the Russian language called "We Speak Russian". In attendance were more than 20 representatives of regional television and radio stations. This was a practical conference with master workshops being conducted by well-known Russian television and radio hosts. The "Praktika" Center employee and coordinator of the project, Vera...

31.10.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

On October 12 in Beijing, in the Year of the Russian Language, the first International Olympiad of the "Proper Russian Language" was held. It was timed to coincide with the final days of this significant event in China. The author and developer of this project is the Lomonosovskaya School, which received a grant to hold the Olympiad of the "Proper Russian Language" from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The competition was attended by 88 Chinese students in the 2nd to 4th years, studying Russian as a foreign language, at the seven...

30.10.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

On October 23-24, 2009, the city of Targovishte (Bulgaria) hosted the "Rainbow of Russia" International Forum within the framework of a similarly named project, developed and implemented by the Prof. Nikola Marinov Secondary General School (city of Targovishte), with financial support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The forum was devoted to the Year of Bulgaria in Russia. Key event of the forum was a...

26.10.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The Russky Mir Foundation opened two Russian centers in China on the eve of the closing ceremony of the Year of Russian Language in China. The inauguration of the Russian center at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages was attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov and member of China’s State Council Liu Yandong. The university, which was...

16.10.2009 Subject: Community

The Russky Mir Foundation opened two Russian centers in China on the eve of the closing ceremony of the Year of Russian Language in China. The inauguration of the Russian center at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages was attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov and member of China’s State Council Liu Yandong. The university, which was...

16.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

On the morning of October 9, participants and guests of the book festival “Liber-2009” gathered at the Pushkin monument in Madrid, where a Russkiy Mif Foundation – initiated “Symbols of Russkiy Mir” event took place. Russian Ambassador to Spain A.I. Kuznetsov placed a wreath at the monument’s pedestal and opened the meeting with a warm welcoming speech. After...

09.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The forum “Russia – India: Opportunities for Cooperation in a Multi-Polar World” took place in Moscow October 5-6.  Participants of this conference, which was organized by the Russkiy Mir Foundation together with the Unity for Russia Foundation, the Public Chamber and Observer Research Foundation, included renowned Russian and Indian political scientists and specialists in bilateral relations between the two...

06.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On October 2 the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Verona (Italy) and the Association Discovering Eurasia (Conoscere Eurasia) hosted the opening of the Russian Room. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Yakovenko, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov, Russian Ambassador to Italy Alexey Meshkov and other Russian and Italian officials. ...

02.10.2009 Subject: Heart Memory

On October 2 the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Verona (Italy) and the Association Discovering Eurasia (Conoscere Eurasia) hosted the opening of the Russian Room. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Yakovenko, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov, Russian Ambassador to Italy Alexey Meshkov and other Russian and Italian officials. ...

02.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

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