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One of the oldest Anthropological museums in Sydney, Australia opened exhibition Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age, Russian weekly Unification – Edinenie reports. Its central showpiece is mammoth Luba that was discovered 10 years ago on Yamal. It's worth mentioning that...

21.11.2017 Subject: Array

Russian president has endorsed the idea of holding the Theatre Olympiad, RIA Novosti reports. Vladimir Putin has reminded that 12 years ago Moscow has already taken part in this major event . We will participate in this festival another time, especially that many prominent theater support the event, mentioned the Head of the State. They were talking about it during International Cultural Forum in...

19.11.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

First China-Russia EXPO of culture and arts was opened in Harbin, China, IA Xinhua informs. Khabarovsk administration took part in organization of the exhibition from Russia’s side. Overall, about 160 various companies relevant to culture and innovations of both countries are taking part in EXPO. Overall, the fair comprises more than twenty thousand different exhibited items. Besides, painters from Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk and other...

17.11.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Premier of Luke Morgan play based on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment took place in Dublin, website RussianIreland informs. Before the play was shown in Galway. Morgan worked on this project in close partnership with poet, translator and diplomat Philip McDonagh who worked as Irish Ambassador to...

16.11.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum


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As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine.
The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change.
The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient.
75 years ago, the United States detonated nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four years later the Soviet Union got its atomic weapons. 75 years ago, the most horrendous and destructive military action in the history of mankind took place. US dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.