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The Third Geographical Dictation to be conducted worldwide for the first time this year, RIA Novosti informs. It is to be held on November 26th, 12 pm local time. Russia, CIS countries, European Union, Asian countries, North and South America, Australia will participate in the test. As Russian Geographical society shared the dictation is to be written in Syria as well. ...

14.11.2017 Subject: Community

Opening ceremony of Russian Gastronomic Week took place in Nicosia today, TASS informs. This type of event is conducted for the first time on the island. According to the head of Russian Embassy in Cyprus Stanislav Osadchiy, this action is very precious for developing good relations between our...

14.11.2017 Subject: Travel

Celebrations dedicated to Fortress Elizabeth named after wife of Russian Emperor Alexander I. It was built two hundred years ago by sailors of Russian-American company, TASS reports. Forum, round table and exhibition dedicated to Russian presence in Hawaii were arranged at the jubilee. ...

13.11.2017 Subject: History

Drama Closeness by Russian young director Kantemir Balagov has received two awards at the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, TASS reports. This festival is thought to be the most important one on Balkan Peninsula. The debut feature is awarded with For Human Values prize...

13.11.2017 Subject: Culture

Third Russian Film Days started in the capital of India, RIA Novosti informs. The gala ceremony of the cinema forum with participation of Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolai Kudashev and filmmakers from India and Russia took place the day before at the closed discussion panel New Delhi Siri Fort. ...

13.11.2017 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.