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Photo credit: the Russian Embassy in Montenegro / facebook.com A monument to the legendary Soviet military leader Georgy Zhukov has appeared in Montenegro, TASS reports. It was installed in the city of Berane, located in the north of the country. The opening ceremony was timed to the Day...

10.12.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: mosds.mos.ru 50 copies of the Memories of Veterans book, donated by the Canadian Association of World War II Veterans from the USSR, will be distributed among the war veterans and the siege survivors living in Canada, the press service of organizations of Russian...

09.12.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: youtube.com The results of the memory action dedicated to the Day of the Unknown Soldier were summed up in Bialystok, Poland. It was organized and conducted by members of the Russian Cultural and Educational Society. This was reported on the society's page on Facebook. The...

08.12.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: historyrussia.org The centenary of the Russian Exodus was celebrated in Turkey, RIA Novosti reports. The commemorative ceremony took place in Gelibolu, located in the Canakkale province. It was there that those who were forced to leave Russia in the fall of 1920 on the last...

23.11.2020 Subject: History


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When he was about 10 years old, Devadatta Rajadhyaksha read the book The Adventures of Dennis, by Victor Dragunsky. Rajadhyaksha was mesmerized by naughty little Dennis, who kept grass snakes, lizards, and frogs in his pockets, made funny faces in front of the mirror, and liked to hop and skip. The book was originally written in Russian, but Rajadhyaksha read the book in his mother tongue, Marathi, as Dennis Chya Goshti. Rajadhyaksha is now in his forties, and the book is still a favorite.  Thanks to nostalgia, the literary legacy of the USSR has a long afterlife!
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