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“We start our brain-ring with the sound of the watch bell”, they were the words with which a team game Literary Sea battle started at the G.I. Nevelskoi Maritime State University on April 29. The event had already become a traditional one and that time its topic was “The Generation of the World: Russian literature for children and youth”. Using video communication, the cadets of the Maritime State University along with...

04.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Easter is one of the main holidays in Russia. Today it is being celebrated by the majority of our country’s population: by the believers, by those who doubt, and even by the agnostics. Please accept our congratulations on this ancient, great and bright holiday! We wish you all the best, long years, good health, happiness, love and success in your good deeds!! ...

01.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Representatives of 12 counties – scientists from the UK, Germany, Georgia, Spain, Kazakhstan, China, Moldova, Russia, Romania, the US, Finland, and Switzerland – participated in the meeting of the International Association of Russian Language and Literature Teachers (ARLLT) held on 22 April 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia, with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. ...

27.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

On 25 April 2016, the Russian Academy of Arts hosted a screening of a documentary titled “The Russian and the Georgians”.  This documentary was filmed by the Russian guild of screenwriters, supported by MGIMO MFA of Russia and funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. “The Russians and the Georgians” tells us...

26.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On 23 April, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service organized an awarding ceremony for the most literate participants of the Total Dictation. This year, the Dictation saw its first participants with Russian as foreign language. Such participants had s special test prepared or them; it was called TruD. The results are quite astonishing: 12 people of 200 partakers received 95 point out of 100. ...

26.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

A memorial dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the Elbe Day – the day the US and Soviet troops met near the city of Torgau on the Elbe River this day 71 years ago – was opened in Moscow in a small park near 11, Sivtsev Vrazhek lane. The same memorial with the support of the Washington’s city administration was installed in the US capital on the Russian Plaza...

25.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The official opening of a Russian Center established by the Russkiy Mir Foundation along with the Association 'Conoscere Eurasia' took place on April 20 in Verona. Deputy Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Sergey Shurigin, President of the 'Conoscere Eurasia' Association Antonio Fallico, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Milan Alexander Nurizade, Mayor of Verona Flavio Tosi, other public officials and representatives of...

21.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Varna has hosted the International Forum “Inequality and Education: global trends and perspectives”. The discussion was attended by representatives of government and business, state and local authorities, and diplomats. The forum also saw S.N. Lukyanchuk, the Consul General of Russia in Varna, and S.A. Smityushenko, director of the Russian Cultural and Information Centre in Sofia. Representatives of the...

18.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

On April 16, the award winners of a children’s creative contest named “Pokrovsky Cathedral: from A to Z” received their prizes at the State Historical Museum. It was the second time the Russkiy Mir Foundation had become a partner of the annual contest. On the threshold of the International Day for Monuments and Sites celebrated on April 18, an awarding...

18.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The Varna Free University („Černorizec Hrabǎr“) celebrates its 25th anniversary on Friday, April 15. The program for the celebration includes such events as an International Forum “Inequality and Education: global trends and procpets”, meetings at the Russian Center of the university, and an exhibition named “The Varna Free University...

15.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

A Russian Center of the Russkiy Mir Foundation is about to be opened at the University of Tehran and the opening of another Russian Center at the University of Isfahan is being discussed. That was announced during the meeting between Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of the Management Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education, and the members of the Iranian delegation...

13.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Religion

On April 10, a Russian delegation visited Damascus to discuss bilateral cooperation between our two countries. Sergey Shurigin, Deputy Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, was a member of the delegation. An agreement on the foundation of the Russian Center was made during the meeting between Sergey Shurigin and President of Damascus University Mohammad Hassan Al Kurdi. The parties to the agreement contract discussed the...

12.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

On 6 April, a Russian Language Center established by the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the "House of Russia in Barcelona" started its activity in Barcelona. The Russkiy Mir Foundation has donated the Center over 1,300 books and multi-media aids that include belles-lettres books, scholarly literature and textbooks....

07.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

International students from Primorski Krai educational institutions came to the Vladivostok State University that hosted an International Student Festival named “I am an international student in Russia” focused on the adaptation of students coming from other countries to Russian life style and on the development of their creative skills. The participants of the festival that was held on April 4-5 read poems,...

06.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

The Pacific public house “Rubezh” together with Asian-Pacific Association of Russian Language and Literature Teachers, the Far East affiliate of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, with the creative support of regional writers’ unions, universities and libraries, has started a local 12-Volume anthology of the Far East literature....

05.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

On 23 March, The Far East affiliate of the Russkiy Mir Foundation received a delegation of Chinese students from Khabarovsk. It is worth noting that these are not Philology students, but students of the Faculty of art, advertising and design of the Pacific National University. They learn Russian together with the Russian art and culture. “Once I had a chance to complete a...

28.03.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory


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