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Photo: bigasia.ru A monument to Yuri Gagarin was installed in Sri Lanka, TASS reports. It is placed in the hall of State Library in country’s capital. The opening ceremony of bronze monument took place on January 25. City officials lead by Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake,...

25.01.2019 Subject: Community

Krakow and its residents celebrate the 74th anniversary of liberation from nazi invaders. Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, soldiers of Polish Army, Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski, Russian Acting Consul General Konstantin Shikin, representatives of Polish armed forces, diplomatic community, city police, fire departments, and...

23.01.2019 Subject: Community

In the beginning of December, Bavarian television contacted Russian Center of Nuremberg's Russian-German Cultural Center with an unusual request to tell about Russian Christmas traditions. The Centre staff was pleased to accept it. The representatives of German television were so interested with Christmas kutia...

16.01.2019 Subject: Diaspora

The Russian Center of the German-Russian Institute of Culture held the screenings of the Russian short films Cradle and Way to Heaven in the framework of the International Short Film Day. The films were released by the world's first film company specializing in space theme, Space Film Industries (SFi). One of the tasks of Cradle, in the opinion of its authors, is to get a true-to-life depiction of space flights and the character of cosmonauts. Cradle is not a documentary but it was shot with...

28.12.2018 Subject: Culture

The Faculty of Philology and Philosophy, as well as at the Faculty of Translation of the University of Granada, held an annual conference dedicated to Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. This year the event was timed with the 200th anniversary of the author and received the title  Ivan Turgenev on the threshold of modernism: transitional aesthetics. On the bicentenary of the writer's birth.  The conference concentrated on the analysis and study of Turgenev's aesthetics and poetics, the translation issues...

26.12.2018 Subject: Culture

The Russian Center and the Department of Slavic Philology of the University of Pecs (southern Hungary) held a quiz dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev for third-year philology students. Students have already studied the works of the writer such as Rudin, Fathers and...

14.12.2018 Subject: Culture

Students of Russian schools and gymnasiums presented their special projects at the Landtag (parliament) of Saxony at the end of Days of Young Historians which were held in the region for the 14th time. Participants had been working on the chosen topic from local history for six months.  A group of gymnasium students and students from Raduga Saturday school worked in the Russian center of the German-Russian Institute of Culture in Dresden. The group developed a project called  "Rainer Maria...

04.12.2018 Subject: Education

On November 17, 2018 the Russian Center in New York held the gala-play "Goodbye, autumn". Students took part in a holiday concert, recited poems, sang songs and danced. it also became known that Anna Kaplan, who won the recent elections for the Senate of the State of New York,...

28.11.2018 Subject: Education

Russian Center at the Eötvös Loránd University and Hungarian Association of Russian literature and language Budapest have conducted methodological readings on teaching Russian as a second language with participation of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia teacher J. Karpova. The seminar took place on November 16...

20.11.2018 Subject: Russian Language

Russian Center at the University of Mons organised a meeting in the frames of the Week of Study Abroad program dedicated to Russian and Belarus foreign students' training. Russian Studies faculty professors, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Relations, and Peoples' Friendship University of Russia representatives were participating in the event.  ...

16.10.2018 Subject: Education

Russian Center at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages held a meeting with Russian filmmakers in the frames of the 3d Chinese-Russian Culture and Art Festival called Amur Autumn. The festival took place in Liaoning on September, 26-28. One of the Festival organizers is the Dalian University. Russian film...

01.10.2018 Subject: Culture


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The largest Russian school in Sydney celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Back in 1971, St. Alexander Nevsky Russian School was formed out of the parochial school of the same name. Over the years, this educational institution has brought up several generations of city residents in line with the Russian spirit.
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