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Photo credit: ruspekh.ru August 7 marks the 300th anniversary of the legendary victory of the young Russian fleet in the battle with the Swedes at Grengam Island. The success of Peter the Great at sea played a big role in the Northern War, bringing its outcome and the conclusion of...

07.08.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: aviaru.rf An outstanding aircraft designer, founder of Soviet jet and supersonic technology Pavel Sukhoi was born 125 years ago. In 1953-1975, a series of aircraft of a unique design was created under Sukhoi's command. Those aircrafts became the flagships of the...

22.07.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: chudesamag.ru The Potsdam Conference, which united the heads of the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition, began 75 years ago. According to the head of the scientific department of the Russian Military Historical Society Yuri Nikiforov, the uniqueness and historical...

17.07.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: piter.tv The shooting of a film about the Russian empress Catherine the Second has begun at the Peterhof Museum-Reserve, the Piter.TV channel reports. The film is shot in VR format, the project is being implemented by the museum with the participation of Gazprom and two...

10.07.2020 Subject: History


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Nearly one hundred and fifty African students and teachers from Tanzania, Ruanda, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Madagascar and Mauritius participated in a 12-day intensive Russian language course in July. It marked the first stage of the Distant Russian in Africa online project aimed to strengthen humanitarian ties with Africa, which had been discussed at the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi.
The Youth Talks debate club at the Center for the Benelux Languages and Cultures has launched its new session on July 17th. The Center director Maria Pushkova and students Anna Balashova and Daniil Volkov talk about their projects, for the most part associated with commemoration of World War 2 and the Belgian Resistance.
The World Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20. Today it brings together amateurs and professionals of the ancient game, even if over a virtual board only. This day has been marked by series of international online-tournaments opened in Russia and abroad. Russian compatriots are going to launch the Chess Friendship Cup today.
Holding a contest in the midst of the pandemic is rather challenging, but it is the kind of thing you do for children who have bilingual schooling and live in bilingual environment. Tatiana Henderson-Stewart, the principal of Cherry Orchard Russian School in London, told us about Once I Dreamt contest. They even had to make additional categories of prizes because children wrote very interesting works about their dreams and imaginings, and all the writings were so unique.