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Photo credit: official website of the House of Music World famous Russian musician and conductor Vladimir Spivakov celebrates the 75th anniversary on September 12. Two days after the anniversary, the maestro will open a series of concerts on the stage of the Orenburg Regional Philharmonic as part of the Vladimir Spivakov Invites ... Festival. He is also going to perform in his homeland...

12.09.2019 Subject: Culture

An international exhibition of Russian books opens in the Russian center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg today. The exposition includes more than 500 books of fiction, textbooks, teaching aids, popular science books and magazines on the Russian language, literature, culture and history. Leading Russian publishers, including AST, Nauka, Molodaya Gvardiya,...

12.09.2019 Subject: Culture

The Week of the North Caucasus in Bulgaria Festival started in the city of Burgas on September 10, TASS reports. Within seven days, residents and guests of the Balkan country will be able to assess the cultural, business and tourism potential of the southern Russian regions, establish contacts and agree on cooperation. ...

11.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Spanish premiere of the Russian feature Beyond the Edge with the participation of the world-famous Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will be presented on September 10 at the 5th International CINE VOLNA Film Festival. The festival will be devoted to the Russian culture. One of its main events will be the opening of the film campus for young...

10.09.2019 Subject: Culture

The Black Sea coast of Bulgaria once again hosts the 8th International Festival "Friends, our Union is wonderful!". This year the festival takes place in a new place – the Balkanika-Rositsa international sports center. It is located on a peninsula near the spa town of Kiten. Residential camp buildings, buried in fruit trees and flowers, will open their doors to guests and participants of the festival. ...

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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.