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March 22 Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov and Director for American Programs of the Foundation N. Mihailov with Ambassador of Bolivia in the Russian Federation. Maria Luisa Ramos Urzagaste handed Vyacheslav Nikonov an invitation for participation in the "Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth's Rights”. The event will run from 20 to 22 April in the town of Cochabamba (Bolivia). The meeting agenda also included discussion of the...

22.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

March 19 Nabokov Museum based in St. Petersburg hosted a roundtable discussion and a presentation of the project “Nabokov’s House” funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. In his welcome speech Sergey Bogdanov, member of the Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Dean of the Faculty of Philology and Arts of St. Petersburg State University, said that the project “Nabokov’s House: Virtual World” was based on the latest museum-oriented multimedia technologies: virtual reconstructions...

19.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

March 17 a roundtable discussion entitled “Revision of WW II Results and Contemporary Geopolitics. Public Discussions and New Publications” took place in Moscow. The event was organized by the Historical Perspective Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. Among the vital issued discussed by the event participants were “Architecture of the Post-War World Order: Backbone Elements and Breaking Point”, “Revision of War Results: Objective Historical Process or Political...

18.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

The Russkiy Mir Foundation and Pushkin Institute of Tallinn have given out Pushkin awards to teachers of the Russian language. The event was conducted for the third time under the auspices of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn, the foundation's own correspondent reports from the capital of Estonia. Nickolai Churilin, a teacher and methodology expert from Tallinn, became the winner in the nomination “Teacher of Russian as a native language”. Viktor Ivanov, a teacher and methodology expert from Tartumaa, got the award in...

12.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

March 6-7 a group of high school students from Finland traveled to Russia in the frame of the program “A Trip to Russia” funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. High school students from the Finnish city Lappeenranta, who are currently attending an intensive two-week Russian language course at the Center for International Education of Lomonosov State University, visited an ancient Russian city of Tver. As part of the trip, the Finnish students took part in a two-day educational program prepared by students and the...

10.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

Today Shevchenko State University (Kiev) hosted the opening of the Russian Center. The opening ceremony was attended by Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov, Rector of Shevchenko State University, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Leonid Gubernsky, as well as Ukrainian politicians and public figures etc. In his opening speech Vyacheslav Nikonov said that opening of the Russian Center at the country’s leading higher educational...

04.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

February 19 the newly-elected Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation gathered to summarize the 2009 results and to discuss patterns of further development. The meeting was chaired by Liudmila Verbitskaya, President of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) and President of St. Petersburg State University. Among the discussion participants were Member of the Federation Council Alexander Dzasokhov, Director of the ITAR-TASS news agency Vitaly Ignatenko, President of the...

25.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

February 19 the Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation gathered to summarize the 2009 results and to discuss patterns of further development. The meeting was chaired by Liudmila Verbitskaya. Among other participants of the discussion were Director of the Itar-Tass news agency Vitaly Ignatenko, President of the Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language, Deputy Secretary General of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature Evgeny Yurkov, and new members of the Head of...

25.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

February 18 the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the publishing house “Russkiy Yazik” conducted an overseas seminar in Matanzas (Cuba) at Engels School of Foreign Languages. The event was attended by the school director, head of the department of foreign languages, tutors and students. Representatives of the Russkiy Mir Foundation briefed the audience on its goals and educational activities, and conducted a video presentation of Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg. After that the students...

24.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

February 18 the State Duma Committee on the CIS Affairs and Communications with the Russian Diaspora has conducted a meeting devoted to activities of Russian cultural centers abroad and their initiatives aimed at preservation and promotion of the Russian language and culture and provision of support to Russians residing in the CIS. Among the speakers was Farit Mukhametshin, Director of the Federal Agency for Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation. The meeting as attended by representatives of...

18.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

February 13 the Russkiy Mir Foundation conducted an event entitled Symbols of the Russian World at the Pushkin monument in Lenin park (Havana, Cuba). The first event of the kind took place at a monument to Anna Akhmatova in Moscow, and a second – in Madrid at the Pushkin monument in the frame of the book festival Liber-2009.   The Russian delegation – participants of the 19th International Havana Book Fair – Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov, Head of the Department...

17.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

The First National Russian Language Competition entitled Moscow Guide has kicked off in Poland, as a result of joint efforts of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the state Polish Scientific Publishing House Wydawnictwo Szkolne PWN and Warszawa University. The project is intended to motivate Polish school students to reading Russian books, using Russia-related reference books and encyclopedias and to studying the Russian language. It is also aimed at strengthening the relations between Poland and Russia and to boost awareness about history and culture of the two...

05.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

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