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On May 22, a cultural program that was held as part of the international conference “Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Gumilyov in the Context of Russian Culture” took place in Bezhetsk (Tver Region). The conference was supported by a grant from the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  Approximately fifty participants of the forum gathered spontaneously to visit the monuments to Akhmatova and Gumilyov as a way of expressing their feelings for the poets, as well as to read their poems. The...

25.05.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

Using a grant provided by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Vjatcheslav Ivanov Research Center in Rome has completed a project entitled “The Legacy of Vjatcheslav Ivanov: A Meeting of Humanistic Ideas from Russia and Italy.” As part of the project, a website (http://www.v-ivanov.it/) has been created, which makes digitized copies of the center’s Roman archive available online. Among the materials available are poems, articles, translations, Ivanov’s letters and books from his library. ...

05.05.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

In early May, Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University will open five Russian language and culture centers in northeastern China. The project will take place through a grant of 800,000 rubles provided by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Contracts on the opening of the centers have been signed with institutes in Harbin, Changchun, Heihe, and Daqing. The centers have already been provided with teaching kits, and plans have been made to create a library of Russian literature and Russian documentary films. ...

30.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Heart Memory

The International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) will hold a conference seminar in Milan on issues related to teaching Russian as a foreign language. The conference is being supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Particular attention will be paid to the testing system that is widespread both in Russia and abroad. Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science has approved the requirements for public testing of Russian as a foreign language, which determines the level of Russian language...

24.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

In February 2009, the St. Petersburg publishing house “Lik” published a travel guide “The Russian World in Dresden: Walks in Historic Locations,” which was compiled by Olga Grossmann. The publication was supported by a grant from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The presentation was held on March 25 at the German-Russian Cultural Institute, where the author is a long-standing member. The basis of this guide was the German version “Russen in Dresden im Kontext der Stadtgeschichte,” which was...

17.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Economics

The II International Literary Festival “Europe-2009,” which is organized by the Union of Russian Writers in the Czech Republic and supported by the Embassy of Russia in the Czech Republic, as well as RusInterCenter and the Russkiy Mir Foundation, will be held in Prague from April 11-12. The festival’s organizing committee is headed by Yury Polyakov, chief editor of Literaturnaya gazeta. Other committee members include Sergey Levitsky, president of the Union of Russian Writers Czech Republic, Sergey Trusevich,...

08.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

From April 1-8 in St. Petersburg, the XI International Festival of Russian Theatres in the CIS and Baltic States will take place. Participating in the program will be both well-known theatres and young groups from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. St. Petersburg audiences will see classical performances and contemporary repertoires. An important feature of the festival is the presence of a large number of discussions, workshops and master classes, which will...

03.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The winners of the “Russian Prize,” which is awarded to both prose writers and poets who write in Russian and live abroad, are Boris Khazanov from Germany, Bakhyt Kenzheev from Canada and Margaret Meklina from the United States. In total, 471 works from 32 countries were submitted to the contest. The awards ceremony received financial support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. This year marked the fourth year for the “Russian Prize.” The award was established in 2005 by...

03.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The final match in the 2008 German Championship Cup of “Learn Russian by Playing” was played last weekend in Gelsenkirchen. Apart from the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the sponsors of the game included Gazprom-Germany and the Schalke-04 football club. The principal organizers were the German-Russian Forum and the Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature in Germany. This year, organizers had far more work cut out for themselves than ever before. Whereas last year's...

08.12.2008
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science


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