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Photo credit: General view of the Big Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium on the opening day of the 22nd Summer Olympic Games. Author Yu.Korolev / Moscow Main Archive / The Olympic Bear flew into the sky from the Moscow Luzhniki stadium 40 years ago, MIR 24 channel reports....

03.08.2020 Subject: Sports

Photo credit: the final of the closing ceremony of the 22d Olympic Games at the Lenin Central Stadium. August 3, 1980 / Moscow Main Archive / The "Olympic" bear and other symbols of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games have once again been placed in the Russian capital as part...

20.07.2020 Subject: Sports

Photo credit: Russian grandmaster Daniil Dubov won the international rapid chess tournament Abbey Rapid Challenge, which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, took place online. In the decisive match, the Russian defeated the American Hikaru Nakamura. The world champion Magnus...

04.06.2020 Subject: Sports

Photo credit: The World Chess Olympiad has been postponed, according to the website of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). The reason for this decision was the spread of coronavirus infection. The next tournament will be held in 2021. ...

25.03.2020 Subject: Sports

Photo credit: The Olympic Games-2020, which were supposed to take place this summer in Tokyo, have been postponed, TASS reports, and will be held next year. The corresponding decision was made after negotiations between the head of the International Olympic Committee,...

24.03.2020 Subject: Sports

Photo credit: The European football championship, which was to be held this year, has been postponed. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) rescheduled it to 2021 due to the spread of coronavirus infection, REGNUM reports. The corresponding decision was made at a...

17.03.2020 Subject: Sports


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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.