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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

The Russky Mir Foundation opened two Russian centers in China on the eve of the closing ceremony of the Year of Russian Language in China. The inauguration of the Russian center at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages was attended by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov and member of China’s State Council Liu Yandong. The university, which was...

16.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

On the morning of October 9, participants and guests of the book festival “Liber-2009” gathered at the Pushkin monument in Madrid, where a Russkiy Mif Foundation – initiated “Symbols of Russkiy Mir” event took place. Russian Ambassador to Spain A.I. Kuznetsov placed a wreath at the monument’s pedestal and opened the meeting with a warm welcoming speech. After...

09.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The forum “Russia – India: Opportunities for Cooperation in a Multi-Polar World” took place in Moscow October 5-6.  Participants of this conference, which was organized by the Russkiy Mir Foundation together with the Unity for Russia Foundation, the Public Chamber and Observer Research Foundation, included renowned Russian and Indian political scientists and specialists in bilateral relations between the two...

06.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On October 2 the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Verona (Italy) and the Association Discovering Eurasia (Conoscere Eurasia) hosted the opening of the Russian Room. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Yakovenko, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov, Russian Ambassador to Italy Alexey Meshkov and other Russian and Italian officials. ...

02.10.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

On September З0 the Open University of Tel Aviv hosted the opening of the first Russian Center in Israel. This initiative is part of a global project run by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The project aims at promotion of the Russian language and culture worldwide. By now 36 centers have already been opened in different countries. The Open University of Tel Aviv is the second largest higher educational institution in Israel with the number of students exceeding 45,000. The university is known for...

30.09.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

Russian Language Olympics took place at Heilongjiang Academic and Technical Institute in Harbin, China, with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Far East State University. First, second and third year students of non-profile departments took part in the competition, which included singing of Russian songs, interpretive reading of poetry and prose and role playing. "The students prepared for this event long in advance and each song or poetry reading was an performance in and of...

03.07.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

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