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Krasnoyarsk airport welcomes first passengers after reconstruction, TASS reports. The largest airport terminal in our country beyond the Ural Mountains was opened there. The first flight happened the day before. Almost a hundred people flew to Norilsk. The new terminal occupies almost sixty thousand square meters. Its capacity per year is almost five million people. ...

28.12.2017 Subject: Economics

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe suggests Russia to undertake joint activities on Kuril islands as soon as possible, RIA Novosti reports. Aforementioned issue the Prime Minister discussed with a deputy of the parliament Muneo Suzuki, who stands for relations development between Tokia and Moscow. Suzuki has noted that according to Shinzō Abe, Japan has to begin...

25.12.2017 Subject: Economics

One of the oldest Anthropological museums in Sydney, Australia opened exhibition Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age, Russian weekly Unification – Edinenie reports. Its central showpiece is mammoth Luba that was discovered 10 years ago on Yamal. It's worth mentioning that...

21.11.2017 Subject: Array

American intelligence has published another portion of documents concerning murder of US president John Kennedy, TASS reports. Thousands of papers archived under wraps saw the light including the documents about the ex-KGB agent Yuri Nosenko. In the sixties, during his trip to the West, the son of shipbuilding industry’s minister of the Soviet Union sought...

20.11.2017 Subject: Economics

Russian Defence Ministry revealed materials stating that the Soviet Union helped Poland during WW2, TASS informs. The scale of this campaign was unprecedented, according to Defence Ministry. The documents are published in framework of the project under title Memory Against Oblivion. They were stored in central military archive. ...

17.11.2017 Subject: Economics

Archaeologists working near Kerch found a country estate, TASS informs. Scientists believe that it was built during the 1st century AD. It was the time when Bosporan Kingdom located at the territory of Western Crimea, the Tamansky Peninsula and lower lands of Don was going through the period of prosperity after several wars. ...

16.11.2017 Subject: Economics

Professor of Catholic University of Leuven Emmanuel Waegemans is awarded by label badge of Russian Foreign Ministry for Contribution into International Cooperation for his research called Peter the Great in Belgium, RIA Novosti informs. The awarding ceremony and presentation of the book in French language took place in Brussels. It was timed with...

15.11.2017 Subject: Array

Memorial ceremony honouring Russian soldiers who died one century ago in France during the First World War took place in Paris, RIA Novosti reports. The ceremony took place at the Russian expeditionary corps. High-rank French servicemen, Russian diplomats, Russian compatriots...

11.11.2017 Subject: Economics

Anniversary of the legendary parade of November 1941 was celebrated in Moscow today, RIA Novosti informs. The gala parade took place at Red Square at the anniversary of the Great October Revolution. The parade of 1941 was dedicated to 24th anniversary of the Great October Revolution....

07.11.2017 Subject: Economics

Memory of Russian Imperial Fleet lieutenant Mikhail Desyatov is honored in New York, TASS reports. Russian state flag and St. Andrew’s flag were set on his grave. Local authorities, Russian diplomats as well as Russian and US military officers were present at the memorial ceremony. Lieutenant’s grave is one of the first Russian military burial sites in US, registered by the...

22.10.2017 Subject: Economics

According to Russian Spiritual Cultural Center, anniversary of the Great October Revolution is to become the main topic of the coming week in Paris. Several activities are dedicated to this tremendous event of the last century, TASS reports. The October Lessons scientific conference starts at Quay Branley. Loud names of the world scientists are...

16.10.2017 Subject: Economics

Anniversary of Stalingrad Battle’s Victory will be celebrated all around the country, TASS informs. Next year is 75th anniversary since the day when fascist army of many thousands was defeated on the Volga River; it is considered a turning point of WWII. According to the leader of Victory Volunteers national movement Olga Amelchenkova, the contest...

13.10.2017 Subject: Array

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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.
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.