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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 Subject: Heart Memory

The Russian Center at Yerevan State University held a seminar June 28 – July 4 on raising the qualifications of Russian language teachers.  Over 70 teachers from Yerevan State University as well as instructors from Anania Shirakatsi University participated in the seminar.  The participants listened to lectures and took part in master classes lead by specialists of the Pushkin State...

06.07.2009 Subject: Heart Memory

The opening ceremony of the Russian Center, sponsored by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, took place today at the Kusein Karasaev Bishkek Humanitarian University. Taking part in the ceremony were Sergey Mironov, speaker of the Federation Council, Vyacheslav Nikonov, executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Ishenkul Boldzhurova, Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Education and Science, Valentin Vlasov, Russia’s Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, and Abdylda Musaev, rector of the university. Numerous other public figures from both countries also attended. ...

11.09.2008 Subject: Heart Memory

On July 25, an agreement was signed to open a Russian Center sponsored by the Russkiy Mir Foundation at the Hyderabad University of English and Foreign Languages in India. This is the first agreement regarding the establishment of a Russian Center in South Asia. Signing the agreement were the university’s representative in Russia, Dr. Ram S. Wadhwa, and the executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov. During the signing ceremony, Nikonov said that the signing is...

25.07.2008 Subject: Heart Memory

Two Russian Centers were opened this past weekend in Kazakhstan – one in Astana and the other in Ust-Kamenogorsk. On Saturday, July 5, an opening ceremony was held for the Russian Center in Astana, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of the city’s founding. The project was the result of a three-way agreement between the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Presidential Center for Culture and the Union of Eurasian Scholars. At the opening ceremony, Myrzatai Zholdasbekov, director of...

05.07.2008 Subject: Heart Memory

Bavaria’s second-largest city after Munich, Nuremberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and it has a 60,000-strong Russian-speaking population. Irina Fiksel, Chairperson of the German Coordination Council of Russian compatriots, and a member of the Russian compatriots’ Coordinating Committee, heads the local Russian-German Cultural Center. The opening of the Center’s new facilities allocated by the city authorities was held on June 21, 2008. The city’s...

22.06.2008 Subject: Heart Memory

On May 22, Vyacheslav Nikonov, executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, and Arvids Barsevskis, rector of Daugavpils University, signed an agreement on the opening of a Russian Center at the university. Daugavpils is Latvia’s second largest city. Located in the country’s southeastern region of Latgaly, the city has a rich history, going under several names – Dinaburg (1275-1893, intermittently), Borisoglebsk (1656-1667), Dvinsk (1893-1920) and Daugavpils (1920-present). ...

22.05.2008 Subject: Heart Memory


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