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Photo credit: waralbum.ru The surrender by Germany in 1945 in four days of the legendary fortified city of Konigsberg became a national disaster for the Germans, believes Nikita Buranov, an expert of the Russian Military Historical Society. By April 9, the Red Army triumphantly...

09.04.2020 Subject: History

Photo credit: iamsterdamguide.com A model of the house where the Russian emperor Peter the Great stayed during his first visit to Holland in 1697 was presented at the museum of Zandam. The replica was created by carpenter and restorer Peter Hofeling, who used old drawings to bring...

11.12.2019 Subject: History

Photo credit: profile.ru Admiral Kolchak archive is sold in auction on Novemberm, 21 in Paris, TASS reports. Drouot auction house has held the auction. The total price of the lots sold exceeded 3 mln euro. According to the auction house representative Mathilde Fennebresque, the collectors were excited to see on...

22.11.2019 Subject: History

Photo credit: GettyImages The Paris auction house Drouot is going to sell the archive of Admiral Kolchak, according to TASS. It was kept in the family of the recently deceased grandson of the admiral. Friends decided to put up for sale the preserved documents, including photographs, letters, notes and much more. ...

12.11.2019 Subject: History


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According to a recent study by the Oxford Internet Institute of Oxford University, 750,000 Russian companies sold software to the UK alone in 2018. According to a recent report by the Center for Economic and Business Research, one of the UK's leading economics consultancies, Russia's economic performance has been evaluated as better than the Western one by many indicators. Having reviewed the report, a Japanese expert wrote that the “IT Kingdom" had been formed in Russia.
The second centenary of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s birth will be widely celebrated not only in Russia but also in Germany. The German-Russian Institute of Culture in Dresden has launched the Year of Dostoevsky in Germany project. Dr. Wolfgang Schälike, chairman of the board of the institute, spoke about the events planned and how interest in the writer facilitated bridge-building between our countries.
Dostoevsky is online, Tolstoy shared a life hack from country life, and Chekhov posted something funny... Many Russian classic authors have pages in social media, including English-language ones, and they have millions of subscribers. People from all over the world want their news feed to feature posts about new translations of Dostoevsky or a memorable date associated with Leo Tolstoy’s life, not just sales ads and pictures with cute kittens.
Argentina has received, possibly, the most important gift before Catholic Christmas – Sputnik V vaccine from Russia. 300,000 doses have arrived by the airplane that spent almost 24 hours in flight. The Russian vaccine promoter, the Russian Center at the Buenos Aires University has played important role in this action.