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Photo: vestikavkaza.ru Israel and Iran intend to sign a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the near future, The Times of Israel reports. Connection to the union will entail cooperation in the customs sphere, the removal of trade restrictions, the expansion of online commerce and other...

15.02.2019 Subject: Economics

Photo: cultinfo.ru Russian manufacturers will be selling candies and chocolate in China via Internet platforms. One of the main online stores Alibaba will join this project, which might be implemented in 2019. The popularity of Russian sweets in China and increasing demand became the reason, Izvestiya infroms. ...

24.01.2019 Subject: Economics

Photo: journal-neo.org Neue Presse published the results of survey about the attitude of German residents to Nord Stream 2 building. Vyacheslav Nikonov, the Chairman of the Education Committee of State Duma, Board Chairman of Russkiy Mir Foundation and well-known expert in international relations commented the...

22.01.2019 Subject: Economics

Photo: www.globallookpress.com Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin to lead Russian delegation on World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. Maintaining Russian Competitiveness session will be held on January 23 and about to become one of the major events of the Forum, which will be closed on January...

22.01.2019 Subject: Economics

Photo: www.globallookpress.com The organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which is scheduled to take place from January 22 to 25, 2019, revised their position on Russia and its representatives after Moscow announced that it considered to cancel Russia’s participation in the event.  All restrictions have been lifted, and the official...

17.12.2018 Subject: Economics


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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.
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.