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Photo by M. Mishin. Moscow Mayor and Government Press Service mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) The Kovivac vaccine against the coronavirus is effective against all strains of infection, the head of the Chumakov Center, Aydar Ishmukhametov, stated. The scientist recalled that Kovivac is a ''whole-virion'' vaccine - it is made of a...

21.04.2021 Subject: Science

Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) The effectiveness of the first Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection, Sputnik V, exceeded 97%, RIA Novosti reports. The representatives of the Gamelei Center, where the drug was created, said that this is evidenced by the results of a study of...

20.04.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: OrnaW / pixabay.com Performances based on the works of Pushkin, Bulgakov, Filatov and other authors, as well as lectures on the works of Chekhov and Dostoevsky in Russian and Spanish, will be held as part of the 5th Russian Theater Week, which opens on April...

19.04.2021 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: kazac-maksim / pixabay.com 20 Czech diplomats have been declared persona non grata, the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry reports. They must leave the country before the end of the day. This step was taken in response to the expulsion from Prague of 18 representatives...

19.04.2021 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: mosds.mos.ru (CC BY 3.0) The festival of Russian culture will take place this fall in Guanacaste, one of the largest provinces of Costa Rica, according to the website of the Moscow Compatriot House. It is planned that the cultural forum will coincide with the celebration of...

16.04.2021 Subject: Culture

Photo: Azat Gevorkyan and his wife Anaik are pictured before leaving their home in Lachin, Nagorno-Karabakh, the final district to be returned to Azerbaijani control following the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.// Photo credit: Valery Melnikov  Prestigious ...

16.04.2021 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: qimono / pixabay.com More than 150 people took part in the My Space international artistic and educational marathon, according to the website of the Union of Organizations of Russian Compatriots in Spain and Andorra. It was timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of...

15.04.2021 Subject: Space

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A sign of the new era is vaccine tourism to Russia. Foreigners are officially allowed to be vaccinated against coronavirus in the country. And it is quite easy to do this, whereas in most European countries those wishing to get vaccinated will have to stay for a long time on the waitlist. There were plenty of people willing to buy such an unusual tour. The Germans were the first to come to Moscow for the life-saving vaccine.
When he was about 10 years old, Devadatta Rajadhyaksha read the book The Adventures of Dennis, by Victor Dragunsky. Rajadhyaksha was mesmerized by naughty little Dennis, who kept grass snakes, lizards, and frogs in his pockets, made funny faces in front of the mirror, and liked to hop and skip. The book was originally written in Russian, but Rajadhyaksha read the book in his mother tongue, Marathi, as Dennis Chya Goshti. Rajadhyaksha is now in his forties, and the book is still a favorite.  Thanks to nostalgia, the literary legacy of the USSR has a long afterlife!
Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
Every year in April we commemorate the glorious day of April 12, 1961. It was the day when Yuri Gagarin, the first man of the new space era, was brought to near-earth orbit by the Vostok-1 spacecraft. The flight lasted just a little over an hour and a half, but it turned Gagarin into a figure that has been admired throughout the world ever since. The feat accomplished by Gagarin 60 years ago inspires us to recall the incredible connection of his story with Lolita Torres - a singer and one of the top actresses from Argentina's golden era of cinema.
In 2021, the Lake Baikal Ice Marathon was held on Baikal for the 17th time. The reporter of the Dutch newspaper de Volksrant decided to test himself and overcome 42 kilometers at -29 degrees Celsius and in a scorching wind. He was joined by other 60 athletes.