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Photo credit: official website of the Venice Film Festival Three features shot by contemporary Russian directors have been included in various programs of the international film festival, which will be held for the 76th time in Venice from August 27 to September 7. Vasily Shukshin’s Kalina Krasnaya (The Red Snowball...

27.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The 100 years anniversary of the Russian circus is celebrated on Monday, August 26, RIA Novosti reports. Its birthday is the date of signing the decree of the Council of People's Commissars on the unification of theatrical affairs. The document was signed one hundred years ago by Vladimir Lenin. The...

26.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The famous French resort of Deauville will turn into a center of Russian art for the next three days, TASS reports. The festival of Russian culture opens on August 22 in Normandy for the second time. This year the festival is devoted to Russian composers who wrote music for ballet...

22.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: official website of the fair / Russian literature is widely represented at the Beijing International Book Fair, which opened on Wednesday, August 21, the site of the Year of Literature reports. The audience will be introduced to books by contemporary authors, new editions of classical works, and children's literature....

21.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Lora Laevskaya / Facebook The festival and contest of the Russian romance song European Romanciade will be held for the fifth time in Hamburg on November 23-24, according to the event’s Facebook page. The organizers are Laura Laevskaya, Svetlana Manizer and Sergey Vasiliev with the assistance of...

17.08.2019 Subject: Culture


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Vladimir Menshov, the maker of such iconic movies as Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears and Love and Dove, turns 80 on September 17. His life is an example of a remarkably successful creative and personal destiny. It's no coincidence that this year 900 people attempted to win admission to his workshop at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (aka VGIK), while enrolment is set to 30. Menshov is known as a very principled person; and he teaches his students the same thing - only a powerful person can create a truly serious film.
More than 190 nations live in Russia. They write and read in 60 literary languages. But what do we know about such literatures besides the Russian one? Meanwhile, work of modern authors representing various nations of Russia embraces a wide range of styles and genres, such as poetry, prose, folklore, and children's literature, realism, postmodernism and even rap poetry.
A son of a Russian emigrant and a Frenchwoman was born in Lyon and lived his whole life away from Russia. At the same time, Alexandre Zelkine sings in perfect Russian, and his singing is absolutely charming. Today, Alexander Vladimirovich lives with his wife in the French city of Le Mans. He agreed to talk about his life, and such the cultural phenomenon as Russian soul.
BRICS Reality 29.08.2019
The Chairman of the BRICS NRC board, Chairman of the Committee on Education and Science of the State Duma of Russia and Chairman of the Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov has delivered a lecture to the participants of the BRICS International School, which opened in Moscow. The politician has shared his thoughts on what really unites the BRICS countries, the values ​​of this organization and how BRICS challenges the liberal world order.
On August 23, 1939, Moscow signed a sensational non-aggression pact and a secret protocol to it with Berlin. Nowadays, many Western historians and the media consider this agreement almost an evidence of the criminal union of Stalin and Hitler, who divided Eastern Europe between themselves. But did the Soviet leadership have a choice? This is discussed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Military-Historical Society Sergey Ivanov.