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Photo credit: M.V. Kopyov. Pushkin in Love. 2009 The exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Alexander Pushkin opened in Madrid. It is located in the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office, the agency’s website reports. The exhibition entitled Pushkin and His Muses was...

03.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: rmc-chr.ru The works of young Russian artists are presented at an exhibition in Turin, TASS reports. The exposition entitled Images of Russia. The Picturesque tradition of the Glazunov Academy is located in the Pinacoteca Albertina of Academy of Fine Arts. It includes works...

31.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: muzkarta.info The Igor Butman Quintet and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra are going on tour in the United States. The tour begins on Thursday, January 30, in New York. Russian musicians will perform at the Blue Note jazz club, TASS reports. ...

30.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: focus.ua The performance of a Russian representative will take place in the first semi-final of the Eurovision song contest. It became known during the allocation draw ceremony held on Tuesday, January 28, according to RIA Novosti. The 65th song contest will be held in...

29.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: shot from Andrei Kravchuk’s Admiral Russian film festival kicked off on Monday, January 27, in Pancevo (Serbia), TASS reported. It opened with a screening of Andrei Kravchuk's Admiral. The Slavic Union Association of Serbian-Russian Friendship, with the support of...

28.01.2020 Subject: Culture


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This spring marks 125 years since the release of the highest decree of Emperor Nicholas II on the establishment of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The uniqueness of the museum was that literally the whole country collected exhibits for its collection - from peasants, who gave away ancient household items, to representatives of the upper classes, who donated the richest collections of paintings to the fund. These days, the Russian Museum is exploring new territories both in Russia and abroad. It confirms that for Russian art there are no borders.
Igor Zaretsky, the legend of Russian and world yachting has celebrated birthdays and anniversaries in the open ocean time and again. The yachtsman from Yaroslavl admits that he may celebrate his 70th birthday in the Golden Globe Race, a single-handed round-the-world regatta. A year and a half ago, Zaretsky became the only Russian participant of the famous race, which was followed by the whole world. The tricolor has been flying over the yacht of the native of Yaroslavl in all oceans, except the Arctic one.
60 years ago, an unusual university was established in the Soviet Union. It was named the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, also known as RUDN University, where students from countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Middle East could go into higher education. Today, 200,000 RUDN University graduates work all over the world. And they all recall their alma mater with gratitude. Vladimir Filippov, the Rector of RUDN, spoke to the Russkiy Mir about history of the unique university.
120 years ago, Isaak Dunayevsky, perhaps the most famous Soviet composer of popular songs, was born in the quiet Ukrainian town. “Could you think thirty-five years ago that a small musician, a fan of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Borodin, would be able to become a master of the easy genre? But it is my extensive musical background that helped and still helps me to create light music by serious means,” Dunayevsky wrote in his memoirs.
75 years ago, the Red Army liberated the Oświęcim concentration camp (the Auschwitz) - perhaps the deadliest Nazi concentration camp, which became a symbol of the Holocaust and quintessential example of inhumanity of the Hitler regime. However, in the war and post-war history of the world-known concentration camp, there were episodes that are still in the shadow of “zeitgeist biography” of the “death factory” replicated by mass media…