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Photo credit: Boris Eifman Ballet Theater has started performing in the Chinese capital, TASS reports. Beijing became the final point of a large tour of the creative team in China. Performances in Beijing take place during national holidays, which mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the...

04.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Six Russian features have been included in the BRICS film festival program, TASS reports. It is being held for the fourth time. This year the festival is hosted by Niterói city in southeast Brazil. Features from India, China, South Africa and Brazil will take part in the festival as...

04.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The ballet of the Mariinsky Theater goes on tour across the ocean, TASS reports. For a month, dancers from St. Petersburg will perform in various American cities. According to Yury Fateev, who is acting as the head of the ballet...

03.10.2019 Subject: Culture

The famous Czech singer Karel Gott passed away, according to RIA Novosti. He died in the 81st year of life on the night of October 2. The last years of his life, the musician struggled with a serious illness. The singer was very popular and performed dozens of times in the Soviet...

03.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Valery Gergiev performed in Amsterdam on October 2, according to the website of the Ministry of Culture. He stood behind the conductor's stand of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The musicians performed works of Shostakovich and Dutiyo. The same works can be listened to in the Netherlands on...

03.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: A month of Russian culture started on October 1 in Canada, TASS reports. The initiative group for its implementation included a dozen organizations of Russian compatriots. According to Natalia Taryshkina, who heads the Rodnik cultural and educational center, which operates in Ottawa, a large-scale project is being conducted for...

02.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The international festival of Russian music opens in Hungary on Tuesday, October 1, according to the Rossotrudnichestvo website. It is being held for the second time. The venues of the cultural forum will open in Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged. The art director of the festival, the famous pianist Marcell Szabo noted...

01.10.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: the Moscow Archive Mark Zakharov, the artistic director of the Lenkom Moscow theater, an outstanding theater and film director, died in his 86th year after a long illness. He is known as the director of plays and features included to the treasure-house of Russian art, such as Juno and Avos, The Formula...

29.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: New Russian Film festival opens in Prague today, September, 27. It will be held in 5 Czech cities, and will last until October, 20. More than twenty Russian films to be screened with Czech subtitles. Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic has iniziated the festival, the New Russian Film website...

27.09.2019 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.