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Next Russian-British cross year will be dedicated to music. It ios planned to conduct it in 2019, TASS reports. The issue was discussed during the meeting of British Counsil head Sir Kiran Devan and special representative of Russian president Mikhail Shvydkoy. British Counsil advised that all...

27.10.2017 Subject: Culture

The Russian World photo competition has come to a conclusion. 400 people from all over Russia participated in the competition. Most of the works are published on the competition website page. According to the rules, the jury has choosen best photos in following nominations: Russian World Faces, Memorable...

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Subject: Culture

8th Russian film festival has started yesterday in Romanian capital, TASS reports. This cinema forum is dedicated to Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov who turns 65 this year. His new feature Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story was screened at the opening night. The director himself presented the film. The head...

27.10.2017 Subject: Culture

Russian General Consulate in New York is hosting Russian Youth Forum–2017 with participation of Russian-speaking people 18–35 years of age living in America today, Octobe 27th, as per the website of Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots in the USA. The event is to be attended by recognized Russian...

27.10.2017 Subject: Community

Germany does not have enough sovereignty for lifting anti-Russian sanctions, which do harm to its own interests, according to the deputy of the German parliament Hans-Jorg Muller, representing Alternative for Germany political party in Bundestag. In his opinion, these sanctions were imposed by the Europeans, TASS reports. ...

27.10.2017 Subject: Politics

Russian helicopter crashed in the North Sea near archipelagos Spitsbergen, RIA Novosti informs. As per the rescue service, there were eight people on board. The accident happened within several km from Barentsburg village. Presumably, the helicopter was making a flight from Russian village...

27.10.2017 Subject: Community

All Russian regions will join coming Night of Arts, IA Interfax reports. 5th Night of Arts to take place on the eve of the People's Unity Day, and on the People's Unity Day itself, November 4-5th. According to the Deputy Culture Minister Alexander Zhuravsky, about 2000 events to be held in the frames of this event under "Art Unites" motto. Meetings and...

26.10.2017 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.
Poland appears frequently in the Russian informational space, but sadly, it appears almost every time for a painful reason. This results in a corresponding tone for discussions in online forums. Of course, even a passing familiarity with these forums will show that a typical Russian, especially a young one, does not have a high level of knowledge about Poland (to say the least). And this is too bad, since Russo-Polish relations are very instructive.
Ludmila Rostislavovna Selinsky (USA) is a member of the Congress of Russian Americans, the Russian Nobility Association in America, and the Council of Directors for the Otrada association for cultural education and aid. She spoke with Russkiy Mir about the fates of several generations of her forebears after leaving Russia, as well as her own work to preserve Russia’s cultural heritage.