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Photo credit: Flickr User Kristina Savic Famous French actor, Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu converted to Orthodoxy, TASS reports. He was baptized the day before, September 4, in Paris. His friends joined him for the ceremony. The sacrament of baptism took place in the Cathedral of St....

05.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: mos.ru Moscow began to celebrate the City Day. The celebration in honor of the 873th anniversary of the capital is traditionally held on the first weekend of September, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes. The current celebrations will not be as large-scale as before, since the...

05.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: vk.com / Vereya folklore ensemble  The Day of Russian Culture is celebrated in the Lithuanian capital today, September 5, the Obzor newspaper writes. The festival has been held for almost 20 years in a row, during its existence it has become a wonderful tradition. Both...

05.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: rus.rusemb.org.uk A memorial sign commemorating the feat of Soviet soldiers during World War II and the inhabitants of besieged Leningrad appeared in Manchester. It was installed in a cenotaph on the central city square, RIA Novosti reports. Russian compatriots came forward...

04.09.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: facebook.com/Russian Embassy in Romania The Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will be produced in India, RIA Novosti reports. According to Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a corresponding agreement has already been signed with Indian...

03.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: rs.gov.ru The day of the end of World War II is celebrated on Thursday, September 3, the Izvestia newspaper writes. It ended 75 years when Japan surrendered. The last decisive battles took place in the Far East. Within a few weeks, Soviet troops defeated the largest...

03.09.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: mibf.info The Moscow International Book Fair (MIBF) started on September 2, TASS reports. The largest book forum of the country is taking place in the Manezh central exhibition hall. The organizers promised to comply with safety precautions and sanitary...

02.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: russkoepole.de The production about Peter the Great and the transformation of Russia into a sea power during the years of his reign became the main event of the Vivat, Russia! Festival in Wuppertal (Western Germany) The festival is traditionally held in different cities of...

02.09.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: rs.gov.ru The number of participants in the Russian Language Week, which took place in China, exceeded 250 people. It was held on the eve of the beginning of the academic year at the Rosotrudnichestvo office in Beijing, the agency's website reports. ...

01.09.2020 Subject: Education


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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.