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Photo credit: The largest book forum in Russia will last from September 4 to 8, according to the website of the Moscow Mayor. The presentation of the joint Russian and Belarusian publications - War Long Youth and Childhood in a Soldier's Cap, - dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic...

05.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The works of Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergey Prokofiev and famous English composers performed by the Russian-British orchestra will be presented in September to the audience of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and the cities of Great Britain. The Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra, which has gathered...

04.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Russian Seasons Festival starts in France in December 2019. This was stated at a press conference on September 3 by the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Pavel Stepanov, TASS reports. The European audience will get the opportunity to get acquainted with the diversity of...

03.09.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo content: official website of the Musical September festival 74th international festival Septembre Musical in Switzerland opened with Symphonic fairy tale for children Peter and the Wolf. It was played by the Mariinsky Theater. This year the festival is dedicated to the Russian culture, Rossiyskaya Gazeta...

02.09.2019 Subject: Culture

From August 22 to 26, the VI International Festival of Slavic Cultures Svetoch was held in the summer capital of Estonia - Pärnu, the main resort city of the country. The festival is organized by the Järeleaitaja Training and Development Center with the support of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Folk Culture Center, the...

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Photo credit: Museums of the Moscow Kremlin have brought a unique exhibition to Beijing, RIA Novosti reports. An exhibition entitled Ceremonies of the Russian Imperial Court is located in the Gugun Museum Complex, which is called the Forbidden City. The exhibition...

29.08.2019 Subject: Culture

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


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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.