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Photo: Russian folk dances performed by the Yunost ensemble from Novomoskovsk were shown to New Delhi viewers. The concert opened the Culture Festival, dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in the Indian capital, the Rossotrudnichestvo...

28.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The tour of the Turetsky Choir in Bulgaria began with great success, TASS reports. The first concert was held on February 26 in Sofia. Not a single seat was left empty in a 3.000 seat concert hall. Spectators sang along to Russian musicians when they...

27.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Maslenitsa celebration will be held on Sunday, March 1, in many cities in Germany. The program was prepared by organizations of Russian compatriots and Russian schools. Concerts of Russian folklore, traditional festivities with refreshments, as well as Pancake...

27.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The anniversary of the entry of Ingushetia into Russia will be celebrated this year. 250 years have passed since the historical moment, TASS reports. In honor of this event, the Days of Culture of Ingushetia will be held in some Russian regions. In addition, the...

26.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The tour of the Vakhtangov Theater in Paris turned out to be a huge success, TASS reports. Parisians saw a play about the Holocaust on the stage of the Marigny Theater, which is located on the Champs Elysees. The performers brought the Our Class...

26.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: A gala evening dedicated to the culture and traditions of the Chechen Republic took place in Paris. Famous representatives of the world of art, journalists, politicians and diplomats invited by the head of the Firdaws fashion house Aishat Kadyrova gathered...

26.02.2020 Subject: Culture

The festival of Russian art puts an end to the legendary Venice Carnival, the Izvestia newspaper writes. For a decade and a half, Russian participants have been performing in Venice, demonstrating their talents and skills in open-air city squares, on the stage of the Venetian theaters, and in the halls of the Ca'Foscari...

25.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The MIR Center for Russian Culture in Munich dedicated the 2020 calendar of literary events to the Russian writer and playwright Anton Chekhov in honor of his 160th birthday. One of the first events was a literary and musical evening dedicated to the biography and...

21.02.2020 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.
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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.