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Photo credit: shot from Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf – 4 Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf – 4 hit American movie theaters on the eve of January 5, according to TASS. For two weeks, it will be shown in fifteen states on more than three dozen screens. ...

06.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Hermitage museum will devote the exhibition to the cultural heritage of the Italian artist and architect Raphael. It will include masterpieces stored in the museum funds, as well as works from the collection of the Louvre and other collections in Russia...

03.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: A week of Russian cinema takes place in Israel, the website of the Ministry of Culture reports. Residents of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Raanan are getting acquainted with the latest features from Russia. The program includes screenings of seven features, including The House Elf by Evgeny Bedarev, Mistresses by...

25.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Russian-language theaters took part in the Big Tours program this year, TASS reports. Performers from Georgia and Abkhazia, Belarus and Moldova, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan presented their work in Russia. Theaters from Donetsk and...

24.12.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Excursions and high-quality panoramas, a map of the island of Valaam, historical data on the monastery, church books and much more are available in the new mobile application created by the specialists of the Valaam monastery. The application provides the...

20.12.2019 Subject: Culture


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“I was astonished by power of the Vologda church, and its spirit,” said the famous Italian architect Elisabetta Fabbri having visited the dilapidated Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit. While spending a few days in Vologda, the Master of Architecture, a member of the Venice Order of Architects and Conservation Professionals, the conservation architect of Teatro alla Scala and other opera houses in Italy, and the recipient of the presidential order supported the restoration of the church and gave valuable recommendations. She inspired Vologda students to restoration feats and told her Russian colleagues about modern restoration trends and techniques used in Europe.
The first Winter School of the Russian language was held for Japanese citizens at Pacific State University. At the request of students, the opening of the Winter School was timed to coincide with the Russian winter holiday - Maslenitsa. The students used their spare time to get acquainted with the sights of the Khabarovsk Territory.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II, wrote in her memoirs: “…the only sovereign houses that were not related to the Romanovs were the Habsburgs, the Bourbons and the House of Braganza ...” Russian grand dukes used to marry foreign princesses, and princesses married rulers of other states.
Ekaterina Burvikova, a teacher of Russian from the USA, came up with an unorthodox method for teaching Russian as a foreign language. She teaches her students through Instagram. Recently, she shared her method with colleagues from other countries at a conference on Russian language, which was held in Pskov. During her interview with the Russkiy Mir, she told how to motivate nowadays students to learn Russian.
The world of sports, and not only sports, was shocked by the expected and yet unexpected news - Maria Sharapova officially announced her retirement from tennis, which she dedicated 28 out of nearly 33 years of her life to. It is inconceivable, but probably really enough. Even if Maria has not been in the top ten or even in the top hundred for quite a while, she will forever stay in the history of women's tennis as one of its most prominent players.