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Photo credit: About forty works by Russian directors will be included in the program of the Russian Film Week in the UK, TASS reports. They can be seen in cinemas in London, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Oxford. The program of the festival, which will be held for the fourth time, includes the best features that have...

15.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Brilliant St. Petersburg photo exhibition has opened in Mexico, according to the Rossotrudnichestvo website. It has become part of the program of the International Chimera 2019 Festival of arts and culture, which takes place in the city of Metepec. The Mexicans are given a unique opportunity to...

15.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Cherry Orchard Festival / Facebook The London tour of the Moscow Theater of Nations has ended with great success, TASS reports. On the stage of the largest in Europe Barbican Center, the British public watched Tales of Shukshin and Chekhov's Ivanov. Each of the plays was performed twice. The artistic...

15.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: 12TH annual RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W festival launches in New York on October, 14. The festival program includes 17 documentary films made by filmmakers from Bulgaria, Lithuania, US, Russia, and Ukraine, in partnership with film companies from Denmark, France, UK, Kazakhstan, Russia, and UK. Most of the films are US...

14.10.2019 Subject: Culture

The Most Beautiful Country contest organised by the Russian Geographical Society starts accepting applications for the 6th time. Works are accepted until the end of January 2020.  RGS recalls that this event is the largest photography contest in Russia. About half-million pictures were received during last 5 years....

14.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Stories of Artists exhibition, organized jointly by Russia and Monaco, has opened in the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center, located in the center of Paris. The exposition presents the works of Monegasque artists Gerard Pettiti and Claude Rostisher, who were influenced...

14.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The exhibition of Zurab Tsereteli has opened in Geneva, TASS reports. The works of the head of the Russian Academy of Arts are presented in D10 Art Space gallery. The exposition consists of 93 works created with a use of variety of techniques and materials - from enamel to silk-screen printing. The...

11.10.2019 Subject: Culture

The monuments to the Roerichs have been installed in India, TASS reports. The busts of the artist and philosopher Nicholas Roerich and his wife Elena Roerich adorned their house museum, which is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The opening ceremony of the monuments was timed to the anniversary of the artist. This year marks the 145th anniversary of his...

10.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The monument to Pushkin has been installed in the capital of China, TASS reports. The monument appeared on the territory of Beijing Pedagogical University - the country's main higher educational institution, which prepares teaching staff. The author of the monument to the great Russian poet was the...

08.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit:  Musicians from Russia and Austria for the sixth time united at the Choral Vienna Festival. The cultural forum is held with the assistance of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Its program includes five concerts. The main objective of the event is to popularize national culture, promote the Russian language. The festival also contributes to the...

07.10.2019 Subject: Culture


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This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Zworykin, a famous Russian inventor and the pioneer of television technology. His name was unknown for a long time in Russia. Meanwhile, in the United States, where the inventor lived most of his life, at some point he was under supervision, as the FBI suspected him to be a Russian spy.
The Russian village of Aleksandrovka, an amazing corner of Russian history, has been preserved in one of the districts of Potsdam. The Alexander Nevsky Memorial Church, the oldest surviving Orthodox church in Germany, is located on a mountain nearby. The history behind this village is, first of all, the story of friendship between two royal persons - Frederick William III of Prussia and Alexander I of Russia. Andrei Chernodarov, a historian and cultural expert, told the Russkiy Mir on how this unusual monument came to existence and how it has been preserved.
William Brumfield, a researcher of Russian architecture and Professor of the Tulane University (New Orleans), has travelled thousands of kilometers along passable and impassable roads of the Russian North. Architecture at the End of the Earth, his book published in the USA in 2015, became quite an event in the scientific community. Russian edition of Towards the White Sea has been published this year.
International Puppet Theatre Festival “Ryazanskie Smotriny” (Showing-off in Ryazan), one of the largest and the most reputable festivals in Russia and whole Eastern Europe, will open in Sergei Yesenin’s home land on September 14th. Current “show” marks a milestone, not by its number, but by years: the Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, and Petrushka, its symbol, shines out of posters like never before. According to the puppet masters, during years of the festival’s existence the genre of puppet show has experienced absolute slump and unbelievable upswing. And it is still on the rise.
The Shtandart, a historical frigate built based on drawings designed 300 years ago, celebrated its 20th anniversary. It is the replica of the first naval frigate built by Peter the Great in Baltics in 1703. The replica frigate was put afloat with all the honors and celebrations in September 1999. The ceremony was held on Orlovskaya embankment, St. Petersburg, in presence of more than 40 thousand people. Over the 20-year period the Shtandart has traveled 167 thousand nautical miles, visited 127 ports in 17 countries; it has been featured in a dozen films and dressed up in scarlet sails for the famous Alumni Festival held in St. Petersburg.