Master Russian on lockdown 13.07.2020Russian language does not have days off. It is not afraid of pandemics. And sometimes it benefits from self-isolation of those who seek to master it. Having worked online for months, Russian language courses around the world are setting to actively accepts students into offline groups. The Russkiy Mir contacted teachers from different countries and found out that the lockdown and experience in e-teaching opened up new opportunities for specialists in Russian philology. Some of them conceived the idea to develop a system of electronic textbooks and globalize the programs; others initiated active engagement of lecturers and guests from all over the world for their online classes, and also mastered advanced training for teachers in virtual environment.
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Trump signs new anti-Russian sanctions act
Donald Trump has signed the new round of anti-Russian sanctions, earlier approved by the US House of Representatives, RIA Novosti reports. This law implements personal and sectoral sanctions not only towards Russian individuals and companies, but also Iran and North Korea.
Economists and political analysts were absolutely sure that US leader would sign the act after the US House of Representatives approved the new round of anti-Russian sanctions related to the oil and gas industry. However, even if Donald Trump decided to put a veto, the Congress would easily override it.
First faces of Russia have regretted these hostile policies, stating that adopting this act is yet another great obstacle to normalize Russian-American relations.
Let us remind, the new law imposes a reduction on holding short-term debt by sanctioned Russian financial institutions, it effectively prohibits long-term lending from US banks. Also US-Russian cooperation on the Northern Stream-2 project is now under ban. Leaders of some Eurooean countries, such as Germany and Austria, strongly opposed the sanctions, but US didn't take that into account.
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Key words to understand the Battle of Chesma 11.07.2020Starting from Peter the Great days, Russian glossary of nautical terms was compiled based on Dutch terms. Furthermore, it experienced a significant impact from English, German and Italian terminology. Events associated with naval glory of Russia can be reconstructed through interpretation of those inherent terms. The Battle of Chesma is one of such events.