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A round table session “The conditions, issues and prospects for the extension of education for international students at Russian higher educational institutions” was held by the Education Committee of the State Duma on March, 24. The session was guided by Nadezhda Shaidenko, Vice-President of the Committee. Veniamin Kaganov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian...

25.03.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

On 16 March, Moscow House of Nationalities hosted a research conference “Russia and Central Asia in the 21st century. Prospects of economic and humanitarian cooperation”. It was organized by the Uzbek autonomy of Moscow, International project “Festival of the Eastern Arts. The Cult of Pilaf”, Russian State University for the Humanities, and Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. ...

16.03.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

12-13 March, N. N. Dubinin Boarding School for Gifted Children of Vladivostok hosted the 4th Far East Media Festival “Otkrytie”, a competition of media materials for teachers and school students.  It took a long time for participants to prepare their printed materials, photos and videos, to develop their information projects and...

14.03.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Dear Ladies!  The spring has come unnoticed – the snow is melting and the birds are singing. The spring makes the blood run faster; it makes us feel excited, so we get that rose-colored anticipation of something new to come. What a wonderful time to celebrate the Women’s Day – 8th March! Women are,...

04.03.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On 25 February 2016, a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation led by Ludmila Verbitskaya, head of the Board of Trustees, chairperson of the International Association of teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) and president of the St Petersburg State University, was held in Moscow. The members of the...

26.02.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Valentin Pak, chairman of the Association of Korean Organizations of Primorsky Krai, visited the Far East Branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundation on 11 February 2016. The meeting was caused by a recent visit to Vladivostok paid by the winners of the first Russian-language Olympiad for schoolchildren in North Korea. The meeting was co-sponsored by the authorities, the...

17.02.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Natalia Tsaryova, professor at the Faculty of Russian Language under the Shenyang University (China) and director of the Russian Center at the university, hosted a seminar entitled “Modern Russian in a Foreign-Language Environment: Theory and Practice of Teaching” in Vladivostok. The meeting between teachers of Russian as a foreign language from different Primorsky Krai universities took place at the...

12.02.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

On 4 February 2016, Emilio Lozada, Cuba’s Ambassador to Russia, paid a visit to the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Mr. Lozada and Vladimir Kochin, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the promotion of Russian education in Cuba. They touched upon the...

04.02.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On 29 January the Far East Branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundation in Vladivostok hosted a ceremony of transfer of Miracle Child (Chudo-Malysh), a set of educational materials for children that was commissioned and co-sponsored by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The event marked the first meeting of the representatives of the International Linguistic School and Vladivostok Presidential Cadet School—two educational institutions...

01.02.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

The Russian Center of Science and Culture in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has hosted a meeting between Georgy Toloraya, Director of Regional Programs at the Russkiy Mir Foundation, and Russian-language educators from a number of Sri Lankan schools and universities. It should be noted that Sri Lanka ranks second on the list...

27.01.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

The Russkiy Mir Foundation’s delegation is on a visit to the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 25-28 January 2016. The delegation members paid a visit to the Ivo Andric Institute in Visegrad founded and led by the world-famous filmmaker Emir Kusturica. Vladimir Kochin, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, and Emir Kusturica discussed the prospects for cooperation between the two institutions and agreed to sign a long-term...

27.01.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

A roundtable entitled “Russian Language. How to Teach It?” was held on 22 January in Tbilisi, Georgia. Its participants discussed the issues in teaching Russian as a foreign language in Georgia, shared their experiences and spoke about the prospects of teaching Russian in Tbilisi schools and universities. The forum...

22.01.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

“Greetings,” said fifth-grade students to the representatives of the Far East Branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundation during their visit to the Vladivostok Presidential Cadet School. Alexander Zubritsky, director of the Far East Branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, gave a presentation on the Foundation for cadets...

19.01.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

Dear friends, Christmas is first and foremost a Christian holiday, although it has always been a national event in Russia. It is deeply entrenched in Russian cultural and spiritual traditions, uniting Orthodox believers and representatives of other religions with its celebratory atmosphere. ...

07.01.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

Dear friends, Allow me to wish you a happy New Year. Although we are going through a difficult time, I am convinced that every single one of us—and Russia as a whole—has the strength and the will to overcome those hardships. Let us hope that Russia will have the wind in its sail in 2016, remaining a strong and powerful nation. ...

31.12.2015
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

As the number of foreign partners of the Russkiy Mir Foundation grows, its international humanitarian activities are recognized by increasingly diverse audiences, some of which could hardly be called pro-Russian. Recently, the Armenian Russian-language website Vestnik.am decided to conduct an independent investigation of the...

30.12.2015
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

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