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Photo: V. Novikov / Press Service of the Mayor and Government of Moscow / (CC BY 4.0) Children's dance online flash mob "Everybody dance!" was announced by the Coordinating Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots of Uganda with the support of the Origins arts house in Italy. The action is timed to...

30.08.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: opertv / Russian Center of Brisbane, Australia, has resumed the tradition of balls in honor of St Vladimir, Grand Prince of Kiev and Baptiser of Kievan Rus. The tradition was resumed after a long break. The Vladimir Ball is organized in the by the board of the Russian Community Center in Queensland, according to the local...

16.08.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Russian Cultural Center is launched in the Swedish city of Boliden July, 30th, the Facebook page of the center reports. Currently, it hosts an exhibition of historical, religious and cultural objects of multinational Russia. Employees continue to work on the collection  replenishment,...

04.08.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Songs and dances by Russian folklore groups, a folk crafts fair, Russian cuisine and much more  presented the Russian Pavilion to the guests of the annual Heritage festival. It was held in Edmonton, the press service of organizations of Russian compatriots in Canada reports. ...

04.08.2021 Subject: Diaspora


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Business and philanthropy walked in parallel in pre-revolutionary Russia. Big entrepreneurs were often also big philanthropists. They built hospitals, theaters, orphanages, and almshouses. Today the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons, and Philanthropists in Moscow supports and promotes their legacy. Nadezhda Smirnova, museum director, told the Russkiy Mir about the high standard set by the philanthropists of pre-revolutionary Russia.
Few people are aware that Yoko Ono, John Lennon's wife who has spent most of her life in the United States, was brought up under the influence of her Russian aunt, Anna Bubnova. For over half a century, the estate where she grew up has been home to the museum of Alexander Pushkin. The poet had visited the Tver village of Bernovo more than once.
Author, linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky has been known for his left-wing views, and criticism of aggressive U.S. foreign policy from the days of the Vietnam War. Today, he is indignant at the absolute absence of freedom and the actual prohibition to show any other viewpoint on Russian policy and the causes of the Ukrainian crisis in the U.S. media.
Saratov-born Alexey Shishkov, a dental technician from Torrevieja, Spain, could drive to work in a different Zhiguli every day of the week if he wanted to. On Monday, he could choose his beige VAZ-2101 or "Kopeyka" and end the weekend in a red VAZ-2105 or Lada. His collection includes all Zhiguli models, as well as Niva and UAZ; the entire car fleet was purchased from Spanish owners.