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Photo credit: 1tv.ru Stephen Cohen, an American historian and specialist in Russia, has passed away, Vesti.Ru reports. He died in New York at the age of 81. According to the wife of the scientist Katrina van den Heuvel, the cause of death was cancer. ...

21.09.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: ERR The burials of the remains of servicemen who died during World War II took place at the Maardus cemetery in Estonia. The remains of 151 warriors were found by local search teams. The burials of the Red Army soldiers have been held at the memorial site of the cemetery in...

21.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: the official Facebook page of the Russian Consulate General in Kirkenes Russian diplomats and compatriots living in Norway took part in the inauguration of a restored monument at the burial place of Soviet soldiers in the cemetery of Mo i Rana (Norway). Local authorities...

18.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: restproperty.ru The Russia - Turkey: 100 Years of Friendship photo contest was announced by the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Turkey together with the Coordinating Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots in Turkey in honor of the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries, the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Turkey...

17.09.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: smartphone.ua The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Israel will launch the Reading Room Online project on September 18. The project is going to come in handy for Russian-speaking readers, since the library of the Russian Cultural Center in Tel Aviv is closed due to the general quarantine in Israel, the Rossotrudnichestvo website...

17.09.2020 Subject: Community


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As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine.
The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change.
The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient.
75 years ago, the United States detonated nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four years later the Soviet Union got its atomic weapons. 75 years ago, the most horrendous and destructive military action in the history of mankind took place. US dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.