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The jury nominated winners: • Viktor Astakhov, docent of Kharkov Humanities University, Ukraine • Alexei Babichev, leader of the search group Stalnoye Plamya (Steel Flame), Volgogradskaya Oblast, Russia • Alla Berezovskaya, journalist, Yurmala, Latvia • Lyudmila Volodko, head of the Mogilev branch of the public organization “Russkoye Obschestvo”,...

05.05.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

President Medvedev’s visit to Syria, due to take place on May 10th and 11th, should add more impetus to the rapidly developing bilateral ties, Voice of Russia reports. A statement to that effect was made by a Syrian government official in Damascus. President Medvedev will meet with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad to discuss prospects for bilateral relations and the situation in the Middle East. Syria’s Economy and Trade Minister Amer Lotfi praised the growing ties with Russia. As instances of successful...

05.05.2010 Subject: Politics

The first Slavic Art Forum opens in Moscow on Wednesday in an event that is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Allied Victory in World War Two, organizers say. Art fans are welcome to visit the Moscow Conservatory’s Big Hall, where the Golden Knight forum is being held. It will present an array of masterpieces of art, music, theater and literature that critics say are all about the necessity of sticking to Christian values in everyday life. The forum comes amid celebrations of the Days of Slavic Language and Culture in Russia....

05.05.2010 Subject: Culture

The combat feat of each and every soldier who defended their Fatherland against fascism must be remembered, Voice of Russia reports. President Dmitry Medvedev made this statement on Tuesday as he bestowed the City of Military Glory title on five more cities at a ceremony in the Kremlin. The five are Volokolamsk, Bryansk, Nalchik, Vyborg and Kalach-on-Don. “It’s our duty to remember the feat of arms of each and every defender of our homeland – all those who fought on the...

05.05.2010 Subject: Community

On Tuesday evening Russian and foreign military servicemen had their first joint rehearsal of the forthcoming Victory Parade in Moscow’s Red Square, Voice of Russia reports. Marching across Russia’s main square were the guardsmen of the Welsh Regiment of the UK Army, a battalion of the US 18th Infantry Regiment, pilots of the legendary French squadron Normandie-Nieman, the guards of honour of Poland’s armed forces, and Army units of the CIS countries. The foreign servicemen had to learn Russian commands and march in time with Russian...

05.05.2010 Subject: Community

Twenty two British veteran sailors of the Arctic convoys received medals from the Russian Ambassador to the UK, Yury Fedotov, during a special ceremony in Moscow on Tuesday, Voice of Russia reports. The event marked the 65th anniversary since the end of the WWII in Europe. “This is an extraordinary event. I am happy to be alive and be able to honor the memory of those who died in that horrible war”, Mr. Lisly Garrett, a British veteran Arctic sailor said.  The Arctic convoys of World War II travelled from the...

04.05.2010 Subject: Community

A photo exhibition called "65 Years Of Peace" has opened in the headquarters of the European parliament in Brussels, RIA Novosti reports. The exhibition dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Victory over Nazism was organized by Russia's representative office in the European Commission, which is quite an unusual thing. Under the current rules only members of the European parliament are authorized to organize exhibitions there and only once in five years. The photos reflect the brotherhood in arms of the Anti-Hitler...

04.05.2010 Subject: History

The study, search for and preservation of Russian historical heritage are the focus of discussion at the Russian compatriots' conference that opened in Harbin on Tuesday, reports ITAR-TASS. The conference has been organized by the Coordinating Council of Compatriots in China and the Russian Club in Harbin under the auspices of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the People's Republic of China (PRC). Representatives of various public organizations, scientists,...

04.05.2010 Subject: Culture

The final night drill of troops that take part in a military parade in Moscow on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II will begin at 10.00 pm Tuesday. Infantry and motorized troops supervised by the Moscow Military District Commander Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov will be marching down Russia's main square tonight, Sergei Vlasov, spokesman for the troops' commander, told ITAR-TASS. The drill involves servicemen of military academies and other military schools, several battalions, including a...

04.05.2010 Subject: Diaspora

Russia’s 9th Delphian Games opened in Mytishchi outside Moscow on Monday, reports ITAR-TASS. More than 2,500 young men and women aged 10 to 25 will compete in more than 20 categories this year. The games will be held under the motto “We remember….” marking the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Unlike Olympic Games, where athletes strive for perfection in sport, the participants in the Delphian Games compete in artistry. The programme of...

04.05.2010 Subject: Sports

Five more Russian cities have been granted the status of the cities of military honor, ITAR-TASS reported. On Tuesday in Kremlin President Dmitri Medvedev is to grant the certificates of the cities of military honor to the representatives of Volokolamsk, Bryansk, Nalchik, Vyborg and Kalach-on-Don.  The ceremony in Kremlin will be attended by the war veterans and representatives of youth organizations. Now there are 27 cities of military honor in Russia. This status is given to the cities which residents fought bravely in the Great Patriotic War of...

04.05.2010 Subject: Diaspora

The eternal flame has been lit at Poklonnaya Hill in the west of Moscow in the memory of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, Voice of Russia reports. The torch was lit from the eternal flame at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander's Garden and carried to the Poklonnaya Hill by an armored vehicle followed by a motocycle escort. The ceremony was attended by war veterans, many of whom could not hold back tears. The best cadets of the Moscow military schools have been chosen to serve the guard of honor near the flame....

03.05.2010 Subject: Diaspora

The World Sand Sculpture Championship is under way in Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow, where participants are trying hard to create eye-catching images related to the history of world cinematography, Voice of Russia reports. On display are the sand figures of Alfred Hitchcock, Sherlock Holmes, Count Dracula and many others. ...

03.05.2010 Subject: Culture

Moscow and Seoul have agreed to set up a Russian scientific center in the South Korean capital, with a relevant memorandum of understanding signed by both sides on Monday, Voice of Russia reports. The move comes amid celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and South Korea, where the state-of-the-art center will soon be built. It will comprise a host of leading Russian research institutes and those with the Russian Academy of Sciences in what experts say will greatly enhance relations between the two...

03.05.2010 Subject: Science

Crew members of the three Sevastopol-based Russian assault ships will take part in joint military parades in the Ukrainian towns of Nikolayev, Kerch and Odessa to mark the 65th anniversary of the Allied Victory in World War Two, a Russian Navy spokesman was quoted by the RIA Novosti as saying on Monday. The May 9 Victory Day will also see Russian servicemen taking part in the military marchs in Kiev and Sevastopol, the spokesman added....

03.05.2010 Subject: Community

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