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Photo credit: oren.ru Tours of the Yevgeny Vakhtangov Theater, the Gorky Moscow Art Theater, Sovremennik and Masterskaya of Petr Fomenko Theater are planned in Kazakhstan this year. Exhibitions of leading museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg are also expected. Ambassador of Russia to...

12.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: ulmeria.ru Nested dolls, Russian clay toys, costumes of Slavic peoples and other works of Russian craftsmen will become exhibits of the Slavic Treasures exhibition at the cultural center of Springfield (the state of Oregon, US). The exhibition opens on January 10, according...

10.01.2020 Subject: Culture

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: hellopiter.ru 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


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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.
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The authorities and social activists of Crimea intend to popularize the Ukrainian language, which is one of the state languages ​​in the region. They intend to hold a forum, round tables and exhibitions on the peninsula to fulfill this task. In 2020, a newspaper and a regional TV program in Ukrainian are also going to be launched in Crimea.