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March 3, the Reading Room of the Pedagogical University of Krakow hosted the opening of a month-long exhibition entitled “Icon – Holy Space” organized by the Christian Association of Masters of Sacred Art Ecclesia. The exposition, aimed at art aficionados and students of the university, comprises albums, books and magazines devoted to icon painting, the ancient Russian church architecture, frescoes of legendary middle-age icon painters etc....

05.03.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

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 Subject: Heart Memory

February 25 marked the opening of the Russian Room in Hurghada. As it has already been reported, in early February the foundation donated books to the new language center’s library at the 42nd Cairo International Book Fair. It is the first Russian language center of the kind not only in Egypt, but also in the whole region. The opening ceremony was attended by Director of the Russian Scientific...

02.03.2010 Subject: History

February 19 the Russian Center of Yerevan State University hosted a roundtable discussion “Visit to Hermitage”. The event was attended by representatives of the Russian Art Museum, and students of the Department of Tourism of the University. The welcome speech was made by Director of the Center Arusyak Nersesyan, who presented results of a three-day virtual excursion across Hermitage, which had attracted over 200...

24.02.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

February 15 a boarding school Rafael Ayau of the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage (Guatemala) hosted the opening of the Russian Room. The school was founded in the 19th century, and since 1996 has been under the patronage of the Saint Trinity Orthodox Monastery. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov attended the opening ceremony and presented the orphanage...

16.02.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

February 13 Jose Marti National Library (Havana) hosted the opening of the first Russian Center in Latin America. This language center was opened by the Russkiy Mir Foundation in the frame of the 19th Havana International Book Fair. The ceremony was attended by the foundation’s Executive Director Vyacheslav Nikonov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Yury Sentiyrin,...

15.02.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

February 6-7, 2010 representatives of the Russian Center in Krakow took part in a conference, which gathered employees of a major Polish aviation company. Visitors of the event were offered virtual trips to China, Mexico, Russia and Poland and briefed on their culture and traditions. The Russian Center’s master classes were a big success ...

12.02.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

February 8, 2010 Russia’s Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov met with students and tutors of the Baltic International Academy. The meeting was conducted in the frame of the Day of Diplomats. Among the issues raised at the meeting were the problems faced by Latvian non-citizens, visa-free trips of Russian citizens to the EU countries, celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the WW II etc. After the meeting Alexander Veshnyakov visited the Russian Center located at...

09.02.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

February 5 the Russian Center of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) located at premises of the subsidiary of the Russian State Social University hosted a folklore evening devoted to the upcoming Maslenitsa (a Pancake Week). The event also marked a completion of the folklore course by first-year students of the philology department. Such cultural initiatives have become a tradition at the Russian Center of Osh - they allow students...

05.02.2010 Subject: Culture

January 30 a literary and music salon opened at the Russian Center of the German-Russian Institute of Culture in Dresden. A pianist Olga Bobrovnikova, who lives in Brussels and gives concerts in different countries, told the audience about a composer and teacher of Moscow Conservatory Pavel Pabst (1854–1897), who is little known to the modern audience. Olga Bobrovnikova decided to rescue the composer’s...

03.02.2010 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 Subject: Heart Memory

The first Russian Center, which opened in Bulgaria in the Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” celebrates its birthday today. The center opened a year ago. The celebration will comprise a number of events – a display of a documentary about the opening of the Russian Center, an exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of Russia’s outstanding playwright Anton Chekhov, a display and discussion of a lecture on Russia’s Foreign Policy in XXI Century given by Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation at the...

29.01.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

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 Subject: Heart Memory

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 Subject: Heart Memory


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