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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London hosted Russian summer ball
The UK capital hosted an exquisite event - the 23d Russian Summer Ball. The event is conducted with support from Grand Duchess Olga Romanova and Grand Duke Rostislav Romanov – the representatives of the Royal Dynasty. The balls targets to remember cultural traditions of the two centuries ago as well as to reinforce relations between Russia and the UK, according to England website.
The gala reception was appointed for Saturday, June 30, but the preparations started long before that day. Traditionally this event is conducted in accordance with all the pre-revolutionary rules for the balls. This ball was dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Alexander 2 and the 150th birth anniversary of Nicholas 2.
Along with dancing customs of gorgeous reception, the guests devoted their time to charity. Guests of the ball this year helped Lesninsky Russian Orthodox Convent in Normandy (France). The finances were collected for façade decorations, housekeeping needs and treatment of sister Macrine living in the monastery.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of execution of the 18 members of the Romanov family, the participants of the Russian Ball collected finances for setting a memorial cross near the Cathedral of British and Irish Eparchies of the Russian Orthodox Church in London.
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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.