How Russian Philanthropists Built Moscow 07.08.2022Business and philanthropy walked in parallel in pre-revolutionary Russia. Big entrepreneurs were often also big philanthropists. They built hospitals, theaters, orphanages, and almshouses. Today the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons, and Philanthropists in Moscow supports and promotes their legacy. Nadezhda Smirnova, museum director, told the Russkiy Mir about the high standard set by the philanthropists of pre-revolutionary Russia.
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Russian Orthodox icons shown in Budapest Russian Centre
Art History PhD, Eötvös Loránd University, professor György Ruzsa is the best icons expert and collector in Hungary. He's also a regular guest of the Russian language Centre.
In the first semester of 2018 professor Ruzsa have conducted series of lectures on Russian icon in the Russian Language Centre in Budapest. In particular, he introduced to the audience 20 types of the cast copper icons from his own collection.
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Russian Aunties of Yoko Ono 02.08.2022Few people are aware that Yoko Ono, John Lennon's wife who has spent most of her life in the United States, was brought up under the influence of her Russian aunt, Anna Bubnova. For over half a century, the estate where she grew up has been home to the museum of Alexander Pushkin. The poet had visited the Tver village of Bernovo more than once.