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A concert dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov was held in the Russian center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg on February, 7.  The piano duet of Ivanova-Tsagarinsky presented...

10.02.2020 Subject: Culture

The Russian center opened on December 12, 2019 in the National Library and Archive of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The ceremony was held as part of Days of Russian Culture in Papua New Guinea festival. Miklouho-Maclay Fund with the support of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russkiy Mir Foundation initiated the creation of the center. ...

12.12.2019 Subject: Community

Director of Iterregional Social Science Institute in Irkutsk, associate professor of Irkutsk University, historian Dmitry Kozlov has visited Russian Center in Budapest on November, 4. He and his colleagues from Budapest have discussed possibilities of cooperation between Russian and Hungarian institutions.  ...

07.11.2019 Subject: Education

Days of Russian Culture in Pisa dedicated to Velimir Khlebnikov took place on October, 15 – 16. The event was organised by Russian Center and Russian slavic studies department at Pisa University. Khlebnikov and Italy conference took place at the Conference Center Le Benedettine. Russian Avant Garde specialist A. Parnis (Mosca),...

05.11.2019 Subject: Culture

On October 18, musicians Mirjana Marinkovic and Zoran Dimitrov performed in the Belgrade Russian Center. The duet has been working together for a long time: Miryana Marinkovich is a professor of Russian language and literature, songwriter and poet, and Zoran Dimitrov - engineer and guitarist. They presented the concert to the center...

29.10.2019 Subject: Community

The Russian center in Pilsen supported the 2nd New Russian Film Festival of Contemporary Russian Cinema, which was held in the Czech Republic. A screening of the Great Northern Way documentary on the Russian Arctic took place at the Russian Center at West Bohemian University. Viewers watched the documentary in Russian with...

21.10.2019 Subject: Culture

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This spring marks 125 years since the release of the highest decree of Emperor Nicholas II on the establishment of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The uniqueness of the museum was that literally the whole country collected exhibits for its collection - from peasants, who gave away ancient household items, to representatives of the upper classes, who donated the richest collections of paintings to the fund. These days, the Russian Museum is exploring new territories both in Russia and abroad. It confirms that for Russian art there are no borders.
Igor Zaretsky, the legend of Russian and world yachting has celebrated birthdays and anniversaries in the open ocean time and again. The yachtsman from Yaroslavl admits that he may celebrate his 70th birthday in the Golden Globe Race, a single-handed round-the-world regatta. A year and a half ago, Zaretsky became the only Russian participant of the famous race, which was followed by the whole world. The tricolor has been flying over the yacht of the native of Yaroslavl in all oceans, except the Arctic one.
60 years ago, an unusual university was established in the Soviet Union. It was named the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, also known as RUDN University, where students from countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Middle East could go into higher education. Today, 200,000 RUDN University graduates work all over the world. And they all recall their alma mater with gratitude. Vladimir Filippov, the Rector of RUDN, spoke to the Russkiy Mir about history of the unique university.
120 years ago, Isaak Dunayevsky, perhaps the most famous Soviet composer of popular songs, was born in the quiet Ukrainian town. “Could you think thirty-five years ago that a small musician, a fan of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Borodin, would be able to become a master of the easy genre? But it is my extensive musical background that helped and still helps me to create light music by serious means,” Dunayevsky wrote in his memoirs.
75 years ago, the Red Army liberated the Oświęcim concentration camp (the Auschwitz) - perhaps the deadliest Nazi concentration camp, which became a symbol of the Holocaust and quintessential example of inhumanity of the Hitler regime. However, in the war and post-war history of the world-known concentration camp, there were episodes that are still in the shadow of “zeitgeist biography” of the “death factory” replicated by mass media…