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Photo credit: russianireland.com Organizations of Russian compatriots in Ireland held a solemn ceremony in Castlebar in memory of the victims of World War II together with representatives of local authorities and a veteran organization at the Irish Defense Department, Russianireland.com...

31.08.2020 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: lebanoninapicture.com Families of Russian compatriots living in Lebanon and affected by the August 4 blast in Beirut receive assistance from organizations of Russian compatriots within the framework of the Lend a Helping Hand volunteer charity project. At the end of August,...

17.08.2020 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: garant.ru Russian compatriots living in Mauritius have joined volunteer groups that are fighting the consequences of the environmental disaster. In August, a Japanese bulk carrier crashed off the coast of the island. As a result, about a thousand tons of fuel oil and...

13.08.2020 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: mos.ru Young compatriots living in China are invited to join the new project. On Wednesday, July 29, the Book Club will open in Beijing. The project is being implemented by the Russian Cultural Center in Beijing, according to the website of the Moscow Compatriot...

29.07.2020 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: a collage by Alina Matlashenko The meeting of the Green Lamp literary club, opened in the House of Culture of the Russian-Lebanese Diaspora, was dedicated to Fyodor Dostoevsky. The club members got acquainted with some aspects of the life and work of the Russian writer and...

28.07.2020 Subject: Diaspora

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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.