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Photo credit: Day of the Baptism of Rus is celebrated on Tuesday, July 28, in Russia, TASS reports. It is timed to commemorate the Great Duke Vladimir, who is called the Baptist of Russia. In the 13th century, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized him. In honor of this day,...

28.07.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Seventy food packages were received by starving families in Davao and the village of Kayupu in the Philippines. The aid was organized by the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, which is part of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Southeast Asia of the Russian Orthodox...

28.05.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Holy Week - the week of the most severe fasting before Easter – has begun for Orthodox believers. These days they remember the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and burial. Throughout the week, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia,...

13.04.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The Orthodox Word exhibition took place at the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Argentina. Visitors were able to get acquainted with books from the RCSC funds and the Annunciation parish of the Russian Orthodox Church of the South American and...

23.03.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The Orthodox Lent begins on Monday, March 2, according to RIA Novosti. It is considered the longest and the strictest one.  This church custom is set to commemorate the forty-day fasting of Jesus Christ that he spent in the wilderness before going out to preach. Great Lent consists of the Holy Pentecost and...

02.03.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Representatives of six Orthodox churches has held a joined meeting on February 26, in the capital of Jordan, TASS reports. The patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Theophilus III of Jerusalem, Irenaeus of Serbia, Metropolitan of the Czech lands and...

27.02.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Relations between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are developing very actively, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Metropolitan Hilarion states. He said this after the...

13.02.2020 Subject: Religion


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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.