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Photo credit: Famous Russian director Pavel Lungin celebrates his 70th anniversary on Friday, July 12, TASS reports. He is holding the festive date with his closest friends and relatives far from Moscow. Lungin went to Montenegro and has no plans for big celebrations yet. According to him, it is possible...

12.07.2019 Subject: Culture

The 16th conference on Spanish-Russian translation was held at the Faculty of Translation of the University of Granada on July 8. The conference was dedicated to the problems of interpretation and translation in the 21st century. The event was organized by the University of Granada in cooperation with the Moscow State Linguistic...

10.07.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The performance of Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra has opened the program of the Summer Festshpilhaus Festival, the website of the Ministry of Culture informs. It is included in the program of Russian Seasons. For three days, Russian artists will perform in Baden-Baden, on the stage of the country's largest concert hall. Valery Gergiev takes a place at...

09.07.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo: RCSC in Dar es Salaam The students and teachers of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania celebrated the 210th anniversary of the great Russian writer Nikolai Gogol by staging his play The Government Inspector in Swahili. The performance caused a storm of emotions both among the project participants and the audience. The Government Inspector became...

08.07.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo: The auction entitled The Golden Age of Russian Literature will be held in London on July 9, TASS reports. It is organized by the famous auction house Christie's. More than one hundred twenty unique editions from the collection of a private European collector will be put on sale, including rarities from Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Gogol and Lermontov. ...

06.07.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Inspiration international festival launches in All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNH) in Moscow today, July, 5. This year the festival is dated to the 80th anniversary of the Exhibition Center and will last until August, 21. VDNH press center advised that the festival is one of the most popular summer events in Moscow; it is loved by...

05.07.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: St. Petersburg starts celebrating Dostoevsky Day today, July, 5, The Year of Literature website reports. The annual Dostoevsky Day city festival is now in its 10th year. Traditionally it is organised at the first weekend of July. This time the celebration will last for two days – today and tomorrow....

05.07.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: The 250-pages book on Soviet female artists published in London. It uncovers style and life of such remarkable artists as Liubov Popova, Lidiya Masterkova and Zinaida Serebriakova, sculptor Vera Mukhina, Costume designer and  artist Aleksandra Ekster, TASS informs. ...

04.07.2019 Subject: Culture


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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.
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.