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Vyacheslav Nikonov opened the campaign #Firstinspace in Nizhny Novgorod initiated by the ruling party United Russia and devoted to Valentina Tereshkova anniversary, according to media service of United Russia Representative Office in Nizhny Novgorod. The campaign started in Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium as a part of opening ceremony of photo exhibition The First...

03.03.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Education

Democracy and Collaboration Institute organized a round table dedicated to October revolution at the French capital, TASS reports. Competent scientists, politicians and analysts from Russia and France discussed main reasons of the revolution and lessons learnt. Deputy of the State Duma and Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov remarked in...

22.02.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Dear Friends, once again we are celebrating Christmas! Our traditions are inseparably associated with this beautiful winter holiday. Many of us bring Christmas fast, Communion service, and jolly festivities back to our lives.  Russia is a multi-confessional country; however, Christmas in Russia has a great unifying...

06.01.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Dear friends and colleagues, on behalf of the Russkiy Mir Foundation please accept our kindest wishes with the upcoming New Year! We are all engaged into activities related to our historical Homeland, we are united by the love to the Russian language and to the great Russian culture. We strive for integrity and aspire to...

31.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The Russkiy Mir Foundation has signed an agreement with the National steering committee of the 19th World Youth and Student Festival that is to be held in Sochi in autumn 2017. They agreed on the coordination of work in the sphere of popularization and promotion of the Russian language and Russia’s culture, exchange of information and arrangement of co-events. ...

27.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

<div style="text-align: justify;"><img src="/upload/medialibrary/b44/b449c42c6784c4a73906a4dd631d0558.jpg" border="0" align="left" width="277" height="185"  />   <div> On 24 December the Far East branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundaion received a delegation of young Chinese ice hockey players arriving in Vladivostok on a ten-day visit. The boys of 9 years have been playing ice hockey for two years now. They came to Primorski Krai in order to improve their skills taking classes at the...

26.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

XI Russian World Assembly will be taking place on 3-4 November 2017 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. This was announced by Vyacheslav Nikonov, Head of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, during his meeting with the representatives of the Youth Parliament, Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, at...

05.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On November 22, the Russian Language Week event has started at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin. The event includes lectures, visits to partner educational organizations, classes, presentations of textbooks, film screenings, etc.  The event is organizaed by the Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, HTW Berlin, Association...

22.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

On 18 November 2016, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Turkey hosted the annual Autumn Ball organized with the support of Association of Compatriots, Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Turkey and the Embassy.  The opening speech was delivered by Georgy Toloraya, Director of Regional Programs at the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  ...

21.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On 14 November, the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Costa Rica Trade and Tourism Chamber signed a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vladimir Kochin and President of the Costa Rica Trade and Tourism Chamber Ernesto Jimenez. The agreement is focused on the establishment of a Russian Center in San José and the...

16.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

A meeting of Russian compatriots, alumni of Russian and Soviet universities with the delegation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo took place in Nicaragua. Vladimir Kochin, Foundations' Executive Director, and Nikolay Mikhailov, Coordinator of American Programms, spoke on behalf of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  ...

15.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On 10 November, during a visit paid by a delegation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation to Central America, the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua concluded the agreement on the establishing a Russian Center at the university. The agreement was signed by Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vladimir Kochin and Rector...

11.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

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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.