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Vandals attacked the Eternal Flame in Kiev, RIA Novosti informs. Unknown criminals spilt cement over the memorial at Eternal Glory Park. The local mass media informed about the incident today, on November 7. The police were called by a passer-by. The police are finding out details of the accident....

07.11.2017 Subject: Politics

Anniversary of the legendary parade of November 1941 was celebrated in Moscow today, RIA Novosti informs. The gala parade took place at Red Square at the anniversary of the Great October Revolution. The parade of 1941 was dedicated to 24th anniversary of the Great October Revolution....

07.11.2017 Subject: History

Friends of Crimea Association was established by participants of the forum with the same name, which completed the day before in Yalta, RIA Novosti informs. The main tasks of this informal social organization are to facilitate acknowledgment of the Crimean Referendum legitimacy and of the right of Crimean citizens to choose their fate. ...

07.11.2017 Subject: Community

Rare pictures of Vladimir Lenin from Society For Co-operation In Russian & Soviet Studies archive showcased in Oxford, TASS reports. Lenin: Russian Revolution Leader exhibit is timed with 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution. According to organizers, these images exhibited for the first time. One of the photographs introduced...

07.11.2017 Subject: Culture

NTV and Start TV channels reporters have been wounded in Syria as a result of land mine explosion, as per RIA Novosti. Now they are safe and sound, according to the Defence Ministry press service. Reporters were working at one of the living blocks of Deir ez-Zor when the land mine exploded. NTV reporters Ilya...

07.11.2017 Subject: Politics

The Great October Revolution, which is by right the most ambiguous event in Russian history marks its 100th anniversary today, November 7, TASS informs. The Revolution triggered off the Soviet Union establishment. On October 25 in the Julian calendar, troops supporting the Bolsheviks and workers’ guard attacked the Provisional Government in Saint Petersburg. A new...

07.11.2017 Subject: Community

Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Polonsky has officially informed that special center created for discrediting the peninsula has been discovered in Ukraine, TASS informs. “The center was opened in Kiev. Its goal is to publish fake news on Crimea and its authorities, - specified Polonsky. - Of...

06.11.2017 Subject: Politics

Multimedia exhibition Russia Focused on the Future started working in Moscow’s Manezh, TASS reports. Russian President has opened the Central Exhibition on Saturday, November 4. Vladimir Putin looked round the exhibition with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Chairman of the Russian Mufti Council Ravil Gainutdin and heads of other confessions. ...

06.11.2017 Subject: Community


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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.