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Photo credit: April has become the month of Russian-American history in the state of New York; such a decision was made for the ninth time by the legislative assembly. A number of events will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the website...

03.04.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: International Theater Day is celebrated on Friday, March 27, according to the website of the Ministry of Culture. A lot of events are usually organized in honor of this event. The current situation has not allowed a holiday to be held according to the usual...

27.03.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Online literature collections for children, lectures, educational programs, creative meetings with writers and actors have been launched by the leading libraries of Russia, which, due to the spread of the coronavirus, cannot receive visitors anymore,...

25.03.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: a scene from Sleeping Beauty/ The Mariinsky Theater has opened the Art Online project, within the framework of which the best performances of the team will be screened on the theater’s website. The Cinderella with Diana Vishneva became the first participant...

22.03.2020 Subject: Culture


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“I was astonished by power of the Vologda church, and its spirit,” said the famous Italian architect Elisabetta Fabbri having visited the dilapidated Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit. While spending a few days in Vologda, the Master of Architecture, a member of the Venice Order of Architects and Conservation Professionals, the conservation architect of Teatro alla Scala and other opera houses in Italy, and the recipient of the presidential order supported the restoration of the church and gave valuable recommendations. She inspired Vologda students to restoration feats and told her Russian colleagues about modern restoration trends and techniques used in Europe.
The first Winter School of the Russian language was held for Japanese citizens at Pacific State University. At the request of students, the opening of the Winter School was timed to coincide with the Russian winter holiday - Maslenitsa. The students used their spare time to get acquainted with the sights of the Khabarovsk Territory.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II, wrote in her memoirs: “…the only sovereign houses that were not related to the Romanovs were the Habsburgs, the Bourbons and the House of Braganza ...” Russian grand dukes used to marry foreign princesses, and princesses married rulers of other states.
Ekaterina Burvikova, a teacher of Russian from the USA, came up with an unorthodox method for teaching Russian as a foreign language. She teaches her students through Instagram. Recently, she shared her method with colleagues from other countries at a conference on Russian language, which was held in Pskov. During her interview with the Russkiy Mir, she told how to motivate nowadays students to learn Russian.
The world of sports, and not only sports, was shocked by the expected and yet unexpected news - Maria Sharapova officially announced her retirement from tennis, which she dedicated 28 out of nearly 33 years of her life to. It is inconceivable, but probably really enough. Even if Maria has not been in the top ten or even in the top hundred for quite a while, she will forever stay in the history of women's tennis as one of its most prominent players.