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Photo credit: The concert of the Balalaika orchestra has gathered the full hall of the Sydney Russian club. Most of the spectators who came to listen to Russian folk music did not speak Russian and only five of 30 musicians...

06.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Vologda Lace Day will be celebrated in the Vologda Oblast, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper writes. The date was chosen by the residents of the region during the online voting in a social network. According to the governor of the Vologda Oblast Oleg Kuvshinnikov,...

05.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo: Vasily Polenov. Portrait of the artist Ilya Repin The anniversary of the famous Russian artist Ilya Repin is celebrated on Monday, August 5. This year marks 175 years since the finest and most celebrated Peredvizhnik birthday, TASS reports. The Tretyakov Gallery is going to celebrate this date with a musical evening. The...

05.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Russian Lipovans students from Romanian counties of Tulcea, Constanta, Braila, Iasi, Suceava and Bucharest, as well as their teachers and Russian language teachers, gathered in the Romanian city of Timisoara at the Russian Poetry festival in late July. They celebrated the anniversaries of Russian poets and writers Alexander Pushkin, Anna...

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Photo credit: Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story by Karen Shakhnazarov opened the Russian part of the international film project Cinema Under the Stars at the Uffizi Square. The film was shown in the famous Florence Uffizi Gallery, TASS reports. According to the organizers, Russia is participating in the...

02.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Masha and the Bear series breaks YouTube records again, RIA Novosti reports. The episode called Masha plus Porridge was viewed more than four billion times. The series was the only animated video in the world that made it into the top five most viewed content on YouTube in the entire history of video...

01.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: More than six hundred applications have been submitted for the Kniguru contest for the best work for children and adolescents in Russian. This year the competition is being held for the tenth time, the site of the Year of Literature reports. Works came from 245 cities located in twenty...

01.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Musicians from Russia, the USA, Armenia and other countries will take part in the Sochi Jazz Festival, which will be held for the tenth time from August 1 to 4. The jazz world stars, including Russian saxophonist Igor Butman, will perform on the Sochi stage. The festival is among the ten best jazz festivals in Russia, Vesti tv program informs. ...

01.08.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Flickr/Darius Volunteers from different countries work in the Leo Tolstoy museum-reserve Yasnaya Polyana for two weeks, Vesti-Tula reports. They are working in gardens and parks of Yasnaya Polyana and learn more about Russian classics' life. These days the museum-reserve is completely multilingual. ...

31.07.2019 Subject: Array


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Igor Egorov is an ordinary school teacher from the Science Town of Pushchino near Moscow. For many years he has been spending his holidays traveling around Europe, where he searches for the graves of Russian white emigrants and for information about forgotten figures of Russian emigre communities. Anush, his wife and faithful assistant, is always by his side. The teacher actively engages his students in the search.
How do you rise to fame and become a popular blogger with 300,000 subscribers when you are a bit over 70? Arno Pavel, an Estonian pensioner, has found his recipe for success. At 72, he drove his UAZ from Tallinn to Vladivostok and back. Impressions from such a trip would have been enough for any person for a lifetime. But Arno did not stop there: over the past three years he has visited Petrozavodsk, Arkhangelsk, Syktyvkar, Orenburg, Astrakhan, Elista, Grozny and even the Kola Peninsula. He also wrote a book about his trips to Russia and plans to write another one.
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.