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Photo credit: facebook.com/tarturusbal The Russian Ball, one of the important events of the Russian-speaking community in Tartu, was held in this Estonian city for the 22nd time. The ball brought together dozens of participants in costumes from previous eras and Russian folk costumes,...

14.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: rs.gov.ru A portrait sculpture of the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, created by the sculptor Alexei Leonov, was unveiled in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. The city received the statue as a gift from the Dialogue of Cultures - One World international foundation, the...

14.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: Asad Photo Maldives / pexels.com Aeroflot resumes flights to the Maldives, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper writes. The first flight is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, the plane will take off from the capital's Sheremetyevo airport. Previously, air traffic was...

10.09.2020 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: wikipedia.org Airplanes of Russian airlines are resuming flights to the Egyptian capital, RIA Novosti reports. Egypt has become the 5th country with which air traffic is being restored. ...

09.09.2020 Subject: Community


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As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine.
The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change.
The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient.
75 years ago, the United States detonated nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four years later the Soviet Union got its atomic weapons. 75 years ago, the most horrendous and destructive military action in the history of mankind took place. US dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.