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As part of the European BIENNALE photography project and the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, the Russian Center in Thessaloniki initiated and organized a photography exhibition in honor of victory in WWII.    Famous pictures by Soviet wartime reporters were put on display at the State Military Museum. The Russian General Consulate in Thessaloniki is overseeing the project,...

20.05.2010 Subject: Economics

The "Memory of the Heart" activities, conducted by the Russian Center of Thessaloniki, were attended by schoolchildren from Northern Greece. On April 29, the head of the Russian Center, N. Suponitskaya, visited one of the largest private schools in Northern Greece – the "Protipa Ekpedevtiriya”. In her speech to the schoolchildren on the topic called "St. George’s Ribbon. Connecting...

30.04.2010 Subject: Miscellaneous

Within the framework of the international campaign “Russkiy Mir – Memories of the Heart” the exhibition devoted to the Great Patriotic War, Soviet Aviation and Cosmonautics was opened on April 21, 2010 at the Russian Center in Budapest. The formal opening of the exhibition became the first part in the three-day series of events within the “Days of Russian Studies”...

23.04.2010 Subject: Economics

At the Russian Center of Chernorizets Hrabar Liberal University of Varna, a roundtable conference “Paths of War Destiny” took place, organized with the support of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Varna. This meeting proved extremely exciting for all its participants – veterans, students, teachers, members of public organizations and journalists. Veterans talked about their destinies of war and the...

23.04.2010 Subject: Economics

Within the framework of the "Memories of Hearts" campaign organized by the Russian Center in cooperation with the Student Council and the Student Scientific Society of the Department of Russian Philology at Yerevan State University in Armenia, public lectures about the war, accompanied by films, were held on April 19-20 at the village schools in Noyakert and May Vedi in the Ararat Region. ...

22.04.2010 Subject: Miscellaneous

The 51st Russian Center located at the Institute of the Russian Language within the Shanghai University of Foreign Languages became the fourth such center opened by the Russkiy Mir Foundation in China. The official opening was attended by Consul-General of the Russian Federation in Shanghai Alexander Sharonov, Chairman of the board of trustees of Russkiy Mir Fund, president of the International...

21.04.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

The Russian Center, which opened April 8, became the fourth such center of the Foundation in Ukraine (the others are located in Kiev, Lugansk and Kharkov) and the 50th center worldwide. The opening of this newest center points to the development and strengthening of humanitarian ties between Russia and Ukriane. “This center will help create a bridge between our peoples, which I am sure...

08.04.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

March 26 the University of Daugavpils hosted the opening of a new Russian Center. It is the 49th center launched by the Russkiy Mir Foundation in the frame of its international cultural project. Among the guests of the ceremony was Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Latvia A. Veshnyakov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Daugavpils N. Vikhlyaev, Daugavpils Mayor J...

27.03.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

Russkiy Mir has opened a Russian Room at Children’s library of the city of Dubasari, which became the fourth venue of the kind in Transnistria. After a ribbon cutting ceremony the Russkiy Mir Foundation presented the new venue with DVDs, collections of poems by Russian writers, and books on the Russian history (176 copies in total). Head of the Children’s library Vera Krishtal thanked the foundation for this initiative and noted that the library has never received such a huge donation of books since the collapse of...

25.03.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

March 5-6 the Cultural Center YMCA (Krakow) hosted a youth festival “Siberia” organized by the Center for the Russian Language and Culture of Krakow Pedagogical University. The event gathered over 500 people from various regions of Poland. The festival program comprised workshops, demonstration of films and presentations, lectures, dance and choir lessons, games etc. Among the events were “The Republic of Tuva” (records on an expedition to Siberia), “Woman in Siberia” (a story about problems...

10.03.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

March 7 a charity concert featuring young Russian and Greek scholarship holders of Vladimir Spivakov Foundation took place in Thessalonica (Greece). The concert of classical music marking the International Women’s Day (March 8) was organized by the Russian Center in Thessalonica, the Russo-Greek Friendship Association and The Association of European Idea's Friends (A.E.I.F.), under the auspices of the Consulate General of Russia, the Mayor of Thessalonica and the Department of Culture of the Russo-Greek Chamber of Commerce. ...

09.03.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

March 3, the Reading Room of the Pedagogical University of Krakow hosted the opening of a month-long exhibition entitled “Icon – Holy Space” organized by the Christian Association of Masters of Sacred Art Ecclesia. The exposition, aimed at art aficionados and students of the university, comprises albums, books and magazines devoted to icon painting, the ancient Russian church architecture, frescoes of legendary middle-age icon painters etc....

05.03.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

Today Shevchenko State University (Kiev) hosted the opening of the Russian Center. The opening ceremony was attended by Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov, Rector of Shevchenko State University, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Leonid Gubernsky, as well as Ukrainian politicians and public figures etc. In his opening speech Vyacheslav Nikonov said that opening of the Russian Center at the country’s leading higher educational...

04.03.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

February 25 marked the opening of the Russian Room in Hurghada. As it has already been reported, in early February the foundation donated books to the new language center’s library at the 42nd Cairo International Book Fair. It is the first Russian language center of the kind not only in Egypt, but also in the whole region. The opening ceremony was attended by Director of the Russian Scientific...

02.03.2010 Subject: History


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