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11 March 2016, the International Pushkin Foundation of Belgium will be hosting the “Gala of Russian Heritage”, an international charity awards. The winners will be awarded for developing cooperation with Russia and for their charity work. In 2014, Russkiy Mir Foundation started another – third – nomination “For preserving Russian culture and promoting the Russian language abroad”.  ...

10.03.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Culture

February 29 to March 2, secondary school Nr. 70 of Minsk hosted the International round table “Educating a Generation of Peace”. The event organized by the International pedagogical club, secondary school Nr. 70 of Minsk, and the Russkiy Mir Foundation united teachers from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.  The Russian...

04.03.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Heart Memory

Less than two weeks is left before the end of the application process for the children’s creativity competition The Pokrovsky Cathedral: From A to Z supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Until 15 March, the participants are to send their works about the elements of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral architecture. The museum will conduct additional tours to make...

04.03.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: History

The 5th International Youth Forum “Word is a Major Deed” organized by the Sevastopol State University and International pedagogical club and supported by the Russian World Foundation started on February 23 in Sevastopol.  The opening ceremony attracted such presenters as L. Dudova, Member of the...

25.02.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: History

On 16‒17 February 2016, the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Minsk hosted a research-and-practice seminar “Russian as a Foreign Language in Universities: New Requirements, Approaches, Solutions.” The seminar was aimed at professors from Belarusian universities. Leading Russian-language experts from Moscow, St Petersburg and Minsk discussed the new trends in teaching Russian as a...

18.02.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

On 13 February 2016, “Pushkin’s Autumn” concluded in Milan. The fourth international contest for Russian literature enthusiasts was organized by the "Russian Home-Italy" Association and its two Russian-language schools—the Leo Tolstoy School and the European Distance Learning Center for Children of Russian Compatriots established with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. ...

17.02.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The conference “Dynamic Processes in Modern Russian” was organized by the Total Dictation Foundation, the Novosibirsk State University, the Siberian Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russkiy Mir Foundation. It was attended by about 200 people, including leading Russian linguists, educators, managers and experts of the Total Dictation project from nine countries...

10.02.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

Odile Belkeddar, translator of children’s and young adult literature, has received a prize at the 10th Prix Russophonie award ceremony for her translation of Silver Coat of Arms, a novella written by popular children’s author Korney Chukovsky. This year’s selections include radically different works...

09.02.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

On 28–30 January 2016, the Department of Philology at the Voronezh State University hosted the Fourth International Scientific Conference “Issues in Teaching Philology to Foreign Students” with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The conference brought together over 100 people from 17 countries—Algeria,...

02.02.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

The Grint Center of Education and Culture with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation has developed a crash course for labor migrants wishing to prepare for the state exam in the Russian language, history and legislation. The course’s defining feature is its bilingual approach:...

26.01.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: History

The association of Russian school teachers of Lithuania has released the fifth issue of the Rodnoi Istorii Stranitsy (The Pages of Russian History) magazine with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The new issue of the magazine for children and youth is dedicated to anniversaries and important dates in Russian history and culture to be celebrated in 2016. The magazine was founded in 2012 with the purpose of...

26.01.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Heart Memory

On 22-24 January 2016, Russian School, a Ukrainian non-governmental organization, hosted the January Chekhov readings in Yalta with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Since 2006 the Chekhov House Museum has been launching long-term projects and announcing major events to be organized by Russian School in the upcoming years on the eve of Chekhov’s birthday. ...

25.01.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The Ivan Vazov Theoretical Lyceum in Taraclia, Moldova, and the Zhivoe Slovo Cultural and Educational Center co-hosted a celebratory event entitled "Christmas Kaleidoscope" from 21 December 2015 to 19 January 2016 with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The event was aimed at acquainting the...

25.01.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Russian Language

On 16 January 2016, the first round of an international intellectual game was launched in Odessa. ‘I Know!’ is an annual contest for schoolchildren and college students sponsored by Russian School, a Ukrainian non-governmental organization, with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The game is aimed at promoting...

19.01.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Heart Memory

The 11th year of the Rusin international historical magazine was quite productive. It was announced in mid-2015 that Rusin ranked 10th among the Eastern European historical magazines in 2014 (http://scimagojr.com) according to the Scopus database. The magazine was included into the List of Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications of the Russian Education Ministry. ...

12.01.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Culture

The Fifth Festival of Russian Language and Literature in India concluded in Trivandrum, the capital city of the south Indian state of Kerala. The festival’s program included various contests, exhibitions, conferences and seminars, film screenings and performances by Russian dance and music ensembles. Thousands of Indians had a...

12.01.2016
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

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