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Photo credit: The Russian authorities have decided to temporarily limit passenger flights to the United States, the United Arab Emirates and the UK, RIA Novosti reported. The corresponding order was given by the head of the Government of the Russian Federation,...

18.03.2020 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: The Russian authorities have imposed a temporary entry ban for foreign citizens and stateless persons. Restrictive measures are aimed at countering the spread of coronavirus infection, according to RIA Novosti. The measures will come into force tomorrow, March...

17.03.2020 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: An international conference on the problems, risks and challenges of Nazism in modern Europe was held in Riga. The conference was held on the eve of the so-called memory day of the legionnaires of the Latvian divisions Waffen SS. The Nazi march, which takes...

16.03.2020 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: Russia temporarily limited the issuance of visas to Italian citizens due to the spread of coronavirus infection in Italy. The order is effective from Friday, March 13, according to TASS. It does not affect diplomatic, official, business and...

13.03.2020 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: Russian test systems designed to diagnose coronavirus have been handed over to the Iranian authorities, RIA Novosti reports. As Rospotrebnadzor explained, 500 sets are enough to carry out 50,000 studies. The department added that the epidemic situation is...

12.03.2020 Subject: Politics

The draft law on amendments to the Russian Constitution passed the third, final reading in the lower house of the Russian parliament. The voting took place at a meeting of the State Duma on Wednesday, March 11, according to TASS. More than 380 deputies cast their votes for amendments to the country's fundamental law; deputies of...

11.03.2020 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: The trial of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 over the Donbass began on Monday, March 9, in the Netherlands, according to RIA Novosti. The participants in the trial gathered in the Schiphol court complex, hearings are held under...

10.03.2020 Subject: Politics


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As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine.
The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change.
The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient.
75 years ago, the United States detonated nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four years later the Soviet Union got its atomic weapons. 75 years ago, the most horrendous and destructive military action in the history of mankind took place. US dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.