“Moscow is a powerful city” 10.12.2019There are not more than 10 actors and directors from Greece who were graduated from Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS). And there were no doctorates in art history. The first is to become Vasiliki Veltsista who is going to submit her thesis this year. Just after getting an MA in mechanical engineering and working as the lead engineer in Athens metro, Vasiliki came to Moscow, following irresistible interest in Russian theater and passionate dream to become a theater director.
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Exhibition dedicated to Russia opens in Papua New Guinea
Photo credit: provided Miklouho-Maclay Foundation
An exhibition dedicated to the history and culture of Russia will open in the capital of Papua New Guinea in October as part of an educational project organized by the head of the outstanding Russian traveler Nikolas Miklouho-Maclay Foundation, his great-great-grandson Nikolay Miklukho-Maklay. As part of the project, three Russian cultural centers will open in Papua before the end of 2019, according to the Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti newspaper.
The educational project was launched in both countries. In the capital of Papua, Port Moresby, the international Unity in Diversity conference was held at the end of September. The exhibition and cultural centers will help residents of the country located in Oceania to find out more about the distant northern country. The authors of the project also intend to organize Russian language courses.
In Russia, work is also being done to bring the two countries closer together. A lecture cycle about Miklouho-Maclay and his travels to Oceania has started at the Russian National Library, the program also includes more than twenty exhibitions. It is also planned to create a virtual map of Papua New Guinea with the names of the settlements in Russian.
According to Nikolas Miklouho-Maclay Jr., Russia can help Papua New Guinea with tourism, field development and cooperation in various fields.
Across the oceans in Old Russian boat 07.12.2019Sergey Sinelnik, an honored traveler of Russia, has covered tens of thousands of miles in sea runs, thousands of kilometers through great deserts of the world, climbing the highest peaks, and that's not all. And yet his main passion is sea. For several years now Sergey, his wife and children have been circumnavigating the globe on the wooden Pilgrim, a replica of traditional boats of Russian coast-dwellers – the Koch. And before that, he reached the shores of Australia on the Rusich boat, which is actually just a large wooden skiff. And the ancient Slavic vessel was a smash there.