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The Russkiy Mir Foundation presented a collection of books to the Center of Further Education of the Russian House in Hurghada at the 42nd Cairo International Book Fair. The books will be used as a basic library of the future Russian Room, which the foundation is planning to open in Hurghada. The ceremony was attended by Director of Regional Programs Division of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Georgy Toloraya, Head of Department...

02.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

January 22 marked the opening of the new building of The Association of the Russian Language and Culture named after Solzhenitsyn in Izmir (Turkey). This building will also be a home for a new Russian Room, which is a part of the international cultural project funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The event was attended by Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Turkey Vladimir Ivanovsky, representative of Izmir city...

01.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

January 28 will mark the opening of 42nd Cairo International Book Fair. Representative of the Russkiy Mir Foundation will attend the fair to present the National stand of the Russian Federation and to participate in a number of events in the context of the all-Russia program entitled Russia – Honorable Guest. Among the scheduled events is a presentation of documentaries about Russia and its main cities – Moscow and St. Petersburg; presentation of education games Russian Crosswords and Russian Lotto developed under the initiative of the...

27.01.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

January 25 Paris hosted first events in the frame of The Year of Russia in France. Vyacheslav Nikonov, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation took part in one of these events entitled “Contemporary World as seen by Russia and France”, which brought together Russian and French intellectual elite. The goal of the project organized by the Russian Academy of Science and the French Academy is to develop cultural cooperation and to strengthen the ties between the two countries. Participants of the event – scientists,...

26.01.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

December 22 the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation hosted the award ceremony of The Fifth All-Russian Competition December 24 Children’s library of Slobozia hosted the opening of the first Russian Room. In his welcome Mikhail Nosov, representative of the Russkiy Mir Foundation said he was sure that hundreds of children’s books featuring novels and stories by Russian classical writers would help children of...

24.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

December 22 the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation hosted the award ceremony of The Fifth All-Russian Competition of Intellectual Projects Derzhava 2009. The award ceremony was hosted by Vyacheslav Nikonov, a well-known political scientist, director of Russkiy Mir and Unity for Russia Foundations. This year 3,456 participants submitted 2,112 projects. 49 projects were admitted to the final stage of the competition and were evaluated by a jury headed by Vyacheslav Nikonov. Other members of the jury included well-known...

23.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

Today the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation hosts the award ceremony of The Fifth All-Russian Competition of Intellectual Projects Derzhava 2009. The event organizers will award nine best projects chosen out of over 2,000 works submitted by participants from Russia and other countries. The welcome speech was made by Vyacheslav Nikonov, a well-known political scientist, head of the competition jury, director of Russkiy Mir and Unity for Russia Foundations. According to Vyacheslav Nikonov, in the course of five years...

22.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

December 16 Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov and Director of Regional Programs Division Georgy Toloraya met with Ambassador of Australia to Russia Margaret Tumi. The parties discussed potential opening of Russian Centers in Australia, specifically, in Brisbane (at the University of Queensland)  and in Melbourne; cooperation between the foundation and the...

16.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

December 11, 2009 Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Lublin) hosted the opening of a second Russian Center. Of note, the First Russian Center was opened on September 20, 2009 at the Institute of Modern Philology of Krakow Pedagogical University. The opening ceremony was attended by Polish and Russian politicians, public figures, representatives of local authorities, students of Maria...

11.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

Deputy Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Sergey Morgunov is now taking part in the First Beijing Summit of Leading Global Funds. The event was launched on December 7 and will last till December 11. The summit entitled “Peaceful Development and Balanced progress” gathered representatives of twenty NGOs from various countries, which specialize in charity, human rights protection, environmental protection, education and training etc. The summit focuses at identifying the key barriers, which limit...

09.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

An International Conference entitled “Religion and Society in Alexander Pushkin’s Works” took place in Beirut. The event was organized by Lebanese-Russian Home in cooperation with the Russan Embassy in Lebanon and the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Beirut. This event marked the 210th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin. In the frame of the conference Irina Stepanova, Head of Department of Educational Projects of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, presented a report entitled “The Russian World of...

08.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

December 4 marked an opening of a first Russian Center in Romania at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. The opening ceremony was attended by many high-profile guests including Russia's Ambassador to Romania Alexander Churilin, President of St. Petersburg State University Liudmila Verbitskaya, Deputy Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vladimir Kochin, General Director of Roman-Russian...

04.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

On November 22 the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Russian World: Unification Issues and Development Prospects”. The event was organized by the Russkiy Mir Foundation in the frame of the Fifth All-Russia Congress of Political Scientists and was attended by historians, political scientists and sociologists from Russia and abroad. Among the key discussion points were: Russia’s image, as seen by Russian diaspora; organization and unification of the diaspora; political interpretation of history in Russia...

22.11.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

The Deutsch-Russische Kulturinstitut (German-Russian Institute of Culture) has functioned since 1993, when it was formed from a Russian reading club.  The organizations aim is to facilitate cultural dialog between Russia and Germany, whose cultural contacts go back 300 years to the times of Peter the Great. The Institute’s library, which was named in honor of Fedor Dostoevsky, contains over 16,000 books in the Russian...

19.11.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

The Third Russkiy Mir Assembly traditionally took place on the eve of the Day of Unity of Russia at the Fundamental Library of Moscow State University. The event was attended by nearly a thousand people from 80 countries. Vyacheslav Nikonov, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, delivered a welcome speech. “The Russian World is not something from the past. On the contrary, it is a dream...

05.11.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture


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