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Photo credit: The production about Peter the Great and the transformation of Russia into a sea power during the years of his reign became the main event of the Vivat, Russia! Festival in Wuppertal (Western Germany) The festival is traditionally held in different cities of...

02.09.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The world's longest bus route from Delhi to London will be launched next year by Adventures Overland. The route will pass through 18 countries in Europe and Asia, including Russia, and will take about 70 days. The bus will allow Russians to get to London...

27.08.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit:  the official website of the Roerich Museum Residents and guests of Riga are invited to visit Nicholas Roerich's exhibition, Sputnik reports. It opened a few days ago at the Riga Bourse Museum. The works of Roerich, who became famous not only as a talented artist, but also...

26.08.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Keep Me, My Talisman concert will take place on Tuesday, August 25, in Rogaška Slatina (Slovenia). It will be included in the program of the festival of the same name. Every year it is held by the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in...

25.08.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Vivat, Russia! Festival is going to take place in Wuppertal (western Germany) on the last Saturday of summer. The event will open on August 29 at the Applause Center for Russian-German Culture at the initiative of the All-German Coordination Council of...

21.08.2020 Subject: Culture


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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.