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Prominent jazzman, Georgy Garanyan passed away at the age of 76 on December 11, Nelli Zakirova, the widow of the celebrated jazzman, told RIA Novosti. Garanyan died in the city of Krasnodar, in Southern Russia, where he was on tour with his Moscow Big Band. A holder of numerous state awards and a winner of international jazz festivals, Georgy Garanyan represented the first post-war generation of masters of Russian jazz. Garanyan composed music for 40 films, however, considered his main professional achievement to be the manual he wrote on...

11.01.2010 Subject: History

Today the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation hosts the award ceremony of The Fifth All-Russian Competition of Intellectual Projects Derzhava 2009. The event organizers will award nine best projects chosen out of over 2,000 works submitted by participants from Russia and other countries. The welcome speech was made by Vyacheslav Nikonov, a well-known political scientist, head of the competition jury, director of Russkiy Mir and Unity for Russia Foundations. According to Vyacheslav Nikonov, in the course of five years...

22.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Deputy Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Sergey Morgunov is now taking part in the First Beijing Summit of Leading Global Funds. The event was launched on December 7 and will last till December 11. The summit entitled “Peaceful Development and Balanced progress” gathered representatives of twenty NGOs from various countries, which specialize in charity, human rights protection, environmental protection, education and training etc. The summit focuses at identifying the key barriers, which limit...

09.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

An International Conference entitled “Religion and Society in Alexander Pushkin’s Works” took place in Beirut. The event was organized by Lebanese-Russian Home in cooperation with the Russan Embassy in Lebanon and the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Beirut. This event marked the 210th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin. In the frame of the conference Irina Stepanova, Head of Department of Educational Projects of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, presented a report entitled “The Russian World of...

08.12.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The Far East Branch Office of the Russkiy Mir Foundation hosted a meeting of the executive committee of the Asia-Pacific Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature.  Participants of the meeting included leading specialists of institutes of higher education in the Far East and was chaired by Alexander Zubritsky, who in addition to heading the organization is also the representative of the Russkiy Mir Foundation for the Far East. The instructors reviewed the results of the previous academic year.  The...

30.06.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The roundtable on “Cultural Diversity Confronting the Challenges of Globalization”, which took place at the academic conference “Global Studies – 2009: Exiting the Global Crisis and the New World Order”, was organized with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  The Foundation’s interest in such discussions is quite understandable, as solving the task of supporting Russian language and culture and raising the attractiveness of the Russian language abroad is an example of a response to the challenges to cultural...

23.05.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The ceremony to hand over the bells of the St. Danilov Monastery took place in what had to be the most unfortunate weather possible for the open-air event. Cold, wind and pouring rain forced the majority of those present to think mostly about the position of the crowd’s umbrellas, about obstructed views, dangers to eyes and water draining on their faces.  Such was the atmosphere on the square where the bells recently brought from America were on display. Interrupting disputes about the umbrellas were occasional remembrances that everyone had come to...

12.09.2008 Subject: History

The second All-German Conference of Russians, which took place from May 23-24 in Bavaria, shed light on significant differences of opinion among Russian-speaking immigrants on Russia, as well as on cooperation with different Russian organizations. The majority of delegates representing Russians from the 12 federal districts welcomed the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and regional authorities. Eugenia Rempel, representing the Atlant organization, however, sounded an alarm bell. In her...

25.05.2008 Subject: History

The VII Regional Conference “Krasnoyarsk – 2014” – “The Developing Library in the Information Society” is being held June 23-27 at cultural institutions of the Sharypov district and a city of Sharypovo in the Krasnoyarsk Krai.  The topic of the conference is “The role of libraries in the formation of cultural potential of the region.”  The conference is held by the Krasnoyarsk Library Association, which this year celebrates its 15...

Rubric: Region news
Subject: History

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