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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Liudmila Verbitskaya passed away
On November 24, 2019, the chairwoman of the supervisory board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, a famous scientist and public figure Lyudmila Alekseevna Verbitskaya passed away.
The outstanding Russian linguist and honorary president of the Russian Academy of Education, Verbitskaya was the president of the Saint Petersburg State University. She was a regular adviser on Russian language on grammar rules for Vladimir Putin.
Lyudmila Alekseevna was the author of hundreds of works in the field of Russian and general linguistics, phonetics, phonology and methods of teaching the Russian language. Her works on the problems of modern pronunciation laid the standard for literate speech in modern Russia.
The merits of the great scientist, talented teacher, outstanding public figure were noted by many Russian and foreign awards. Lyudmila Alekseevna is a full holder of the Order of Merit to the Fatherland. Her name was assigned to one of the minor planets of the solar system.
Verbitskaya stood at the origins of the creation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and directed its work as the chairwoman of the supervisory board. Her fundamental knowledge, active life position, sincere concern for the support and development of the Russian language were appreciated throughout the world. With her direct participation, more than a hundred Russian centers were opened in dozens of countries, entire lines of textbooks and teaching aids for foreign students were created, large-scale international forums were held.
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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.