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Photo credit: Edward Jenner / Buryat doctors have used a new method for diagnosing coronavirus. Artificial intelligence helps doctors in identifying pneumonia, including those with signs of COVID-19. This technology is based on analysing computed tomography images, RIA...

06.08.2020 Subject: Science

Photo credit: Russian and foreign scientists plan to work together to study issues related to the new coronavirus, RIA Novosti reports. The corresponding agreement was concluded by the Russian Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences. The document was signed by the President of the...

31.07.2020 Subject: Science

Photo credit: Foreign experts have shown great interest in the Crimean Tavrida cave, said Gennady Samokhin, who heads the Russian Union of Cavers and is leading a project to study the cave. However, the priority in scientific work is given to Russian scientists, RIA Novosti...

29.07.2020 Subject: Science

Photo credit: Flickr/Partha S. Sahana The Russian pharmaceutical company R-Pharm has reached an agreement on the production of a coronavirus vaccine developed by the British-Swedish AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. R-Pharm plans to supply the vaccine to dozens of countries...

18.07.2020 Subject: Science


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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.