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Photo credit: M.V. Kopyov. Pushkin in Love. 2009 The exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Alexander Pushkin opened in Madrid. It is located in the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office, the agency’s website reports. The exhibition entitled Pushkin and His Muses was...

03.02.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The works of young Russian artists are presented at an exhibition in Turin, TASS reports. The exposition entitled Images of Russia. The Picturesque tradition of the Glazunov Academy is located in the Pinacoteca Albertina of Academy of Fine Arts. It includes works...

31.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The Igor Butman Quintet and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra are going on tour in the United States. The tour begins on Thursday, January 30, in New York. Russian musicians will perform at the Blue Note jazz club, TASS reports. ...

30.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The performance of a Russian representative will take place in the first semi-final of the Eurovision song contest. It became known during the allocation draw ceremony held on Tuesday, January 28, according to RIA Novosti. The 65th song contest will be held in...

29.01.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: shot from Andrei Kravchuk’s Admiral Russian film festival kicked off on Monday, January 27, in Pancevo (Serbia), TASS reported. It opened with a screening of Andrei Kravchuk's Admiral. The Slavic Union Association of Serbian-Russian Friendship, with the support of...

28.01.2020 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.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II, wrote in her memoirs: “…the only sovereign houses that were not related to the Romanovs were the Habsburgs, the Bourbons and the House of Braganza ...” Russian grand dukes used to marry foreign princesses, and princesses married rulers of other states.
Ekaterina Burvikova, a teacher of Russian from the USA, came up with an unorthodox method for teaching Russian as a foreign language. She teaches her students through Instagram. Recently, she shared her method with colleagues from other countries at a conference on Russian language, which was held in Pskov. During her interview with the Russkiy Mir, she told how to motivate nowadays students to learn Russian.
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.