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The famous Italian duo Luoghi Immaginari performed at the Russian Center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg on October 22, 2021. The duo consists of Russian singer Elena Bakanova and Italian pianist Raffaele Mascolo. Together, they presented the ''Italy and Russia in Romance songs'' to the Hamburg audience. The concert dedicated to the vocal traditions of Russian and Italian composers featured works by Rossini, Donizetti, Glinka, Verdi and Tchaikovsky. ...

26.10.2021 Subject: Culture

A Japanese-Russian online meeting was held with the participation of students from Soka University and Vyatka State University on September 17. They were joined by representatives of the Kirov Regional Scientific Library, Kirov branch of the Russia-Japan Friendship Society and the Japanese Soka Gakkai social-Buddhist...

24.09.2021 Subject: Community

The Russian Center at Mons University in Belgium hosts a seminar on Russian language and culture for a small group of students every year. In 2020, this event had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This summer, the Russian Center resumed its traditional summer activities. From August 16 to August 27, seven people...

31.08.2021 Subject: Russian Language


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Business and philanthropy walked in parallel in pre-revolutionary Russia. Big entrepreneurs were often also big philanthropists. They built hospitals, theaters, orphanages, and almshouses. Today the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons, and Philanthropists in Moscow supports and promotes their legacy. Nadezhda Smirnova, museum director, told the Russkiy Mir about the high standard set by the philanthropists of pre-revolutionary Russia.
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