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Photo courtesy of the Association of Teachers-Russianists and Translators More than 900 people took part in the Maslenitsa celebration in Ankara. The event attracted the attention of not only Russian compatriots living in Turkey, but also foreigners. It is noted that Maslenitsa has...

17.03.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: United Communities of Canada / The United Communities of Canada organization will hold events for Russian compatriots dedicated to the celebration of Maslenitsa. The events will take place online from 8 to 14 March, according to the organizers' YouTube...

04.03.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: Russian compatriots living in African countries maintain close contact with each other, discuss joint projects aimed at promoting the Russian language and culture of Russia, and provide support to Russian-speaking residents of the continent. Natalya Agbere, head...

10.02.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: The music saloon was launched at the Russian House in Melbourne. The management of the Russian House has compiled an extensive program of concerts of instrumental and vocal music, as well as creative premieres. One of them may be the performance of a...

27.01.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: Russian Students Day was celebrated by Russian compatriots in different countries. In Armenia, by tradition, a celebration was organized, prepared by the Rossotrudnichestvo office with the assistance of the House of Moscow and the branch of the Lomonosov Moscow...

26.01.2021 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.