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The march of the Immortal Regiment took place in Geneva for the first time, RIA News reports. Over a thousand people gathered on May 5 to pay their respect to their grandfathers and great-grandfathers. They marched along the bank of the Geneva Lake in front of the UN building singing wartime songs. They were carrying the...

07.05.2018 Subject: Array

Picture: Russian Union of Latvia/Facebook Defenders of the Russian Schools dedicated their 1st of May’ protest marching to the educational reorganization in Latvia, TASS reports. The headquarters of the Russian Schools’ Defense and Latvian Russian Union party. ...

03.05.2018 Subject: Array

Russian Center in Plovdiv conducts the exhibition dated to the International Day of Aviation and Space that is to be celebrated on April 12, 2018. Plovdiv – International Aviation Center exhibit includes information on the...

02.04.2018 Subject: Diaspora

Russian Center in Nuremberg hosted a commemorative evening of Tamara Grigorievna Gabbe (1903-1960), She was a Russian writer, translator, folklorist, playwright, editor-in-chief, literary critic and author of many popular fairytale plays for children, the most popular of them being The City of Masters. She...

15.03.2018 Subject: Diaspora The first forum of Russian-American youth took place this weekend in Orlando, US, TASS reports. Around 70 representatives of public organizations, associations, social groups and student clubs participated in the event. Young people came from all over the country:...

05.03.2018 Subject: Diaspora

Indian capital has turned into center of the youth movement of Russian compatriots. New Delhi is hosting All-Indian Russian Compatriots’ Conference, TASS reports. Our compatriots under 30 years of age are central participants of this massive event. They represent unions of 7 Indian cities. The key question at the conference is problems, which young people have to encounter. ...

26.02.2018 Subject: Diaspora First Book Club for teenagers opened in London, reports. The idea to open a book club belongs to Karina Karmenian. She's founded Russian Children's World website, and organizes annual Russian Education exhibition Kniguru in Britain contest. ...

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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.
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.