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Photo credit: The famous actor Gerard Depardieu confessed his love for Russians, RIA Novosti reports. He also really likes Russian culture in general, Russian literature and music. “At the same time, I know that this is a difficult country,” said Depardieu and...

01.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: The Russian language competition was organized by the Committee of Russian Schools in Australia. The pilot tournament took place at the Mosaic School in Perth. This was reported on the school's Facebook page.  According to the organizers, the competition between Russian language experts...

01.09.2020 Subject: Education

Photo credit: Organizations of Russian compatriots in Ireland held a solemn ceremony in Castlebar in memory of the victims of World War II together with representatives of local authorities and a veteran organization at the Irish Defense Department,

31.08.2020 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: Flickr / Martijn Booister The Russian Union of Latvia (RUL), following the election results, passed to the Riga City Council. The party announced this on its Facebook page. For the first time in the last decade, the RUL faction appeared in the parliament of the Latvian capital. It will be represented in the Riga City...

31.08.2020 Subject: Politics


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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.