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A Siberian tiger couple from Russia is settling into their new home at the Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, the Korea Times reports. They were donated by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as promised during President Lee Myung-bak’s visit to Moscow last September. Seoul previously requested Russia to donate Siberian tigers in an effort to prevent the genetic isolation of the endangered animals. The one-year-old tigers arrived at Incheon International Airport on...

23.05.2011 Subject: Russian Language

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning recommending that Russians leave Yemen, Interfax reports. “We would like to recommend that Russian citizens refrain from travelling to Yemen without urgent necessity and that those Russian citizens currently in the country leave due to the rising security threats,” a statement from the ministry reads. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also appeals to the political forces in Yemen to find a way to peacefully find agreement and develop a plan for resolution of...

24.03.2011 Subject: Russian Language

Russian Alexei Shumilov became the first person to buy two iPad 2 tablets at the New York City's flagship Apple store on Fifth Avenue after hours of waiting, RIA Novosti reports. Shumilov, 29, arrived in New York on Thursday and was camping near the Apple store for 28 hours to buy a new tablet, which went on sale in all 236 Apple stores in the United States on March 11. "I was not seeking fame, I was looking for adventures," said Shumilov who will bring his tablets to Moscow on...

12.03.2011 Subject: Russian Language

After a month of silence and rumors Russia has decided: popular young singer Alexei Vorobyov will represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest, 2011, Eurovisionary reports. Russian broadcaster Channel One has had responsibility screen applicants to participate at Eurovision 2011, which will be held in May. Russia will be represented with the song Get You performed by Alexei Vorobyov. For the first time Get You will be performed to an audience next Saturday, March 12, at the premiere of the show Star Academy. Return, making...

05.03.2011 Subject: Russian Language

The Russian government has approved a plan to create a transnational park in the Far East, RIA Novosti reports, citing a government source. The park will span across the Russian-Chinese border and include sizeable reserves of Amur leopard and tiger habitat in both countries. The park will be called the Land of the Leopard («Земля леопарда»). The Land of the Leopard park was proposed by the by the Russian Geographical Society and WWF in an attempt to save the rare and endangered species of the Far Eastern leopard, or...

22.02.2011 Subject: Russian Language

Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense /EMERCOM/ is preparing its jets for evacuation of Russian citizens from the violence-stricken Libya, Irina Andrianova, the chief of EMERCOM press service told Itar-Tass Monday. She said an Ilyushin-62, a Yakovlev-42, and two Ilyushin-76 cargo carriers may take off and head for Tripoli as early as Tuesday. “Two more jets, an Ilyushin-76 and a Yakovlev-42, are on the standby,” Andrianova said. ...

22.02.2011 Subject: Russian Language

Cirque du Soleil said it reached an agreement with the Kremlin to perform inside the country’s 500-year-old seat of power, Bloomberg reports. The entertainment company is spending $57 million to develop a new show called “Zarkana” that will debut at Radio City Music Hall, New York, in June before beginning an engagement at the Kremlin Palace from February to April next year, the company said in a statement distributed at a news conference in Moscow today. U.K. singer-songwriter Elton John will organize the...

22.02.2011 Subject: Russian Language

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has agreed with the Vatican to host a display of precious works by Faberge on Easter, RIA Novosti reports. Before the Russian Revolution in 1917, Carl Faberge's jewelry company in St. Petersburg manufactured ornaments and baubles for Russia's imperial family. The most famous of his works for the tsar's family were Easter eggs encrusted with gems. "We are happy and proud that we were able to organize such an exhibit," Vekselberg said. He said his Link of Times foundation held talks...

17.02.2011 Subject: Russian Language

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will make an official visit to Russia in the second week of March, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reports. Biden will visit Finland, Russia and Moldova on a one-week trip beginning on March 7, the statement said. Biden plans to discuss U.S.-Russian relations with a particular accent on future bilateral growth. The White House said the vice president will discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues with leaders from each of the three countries. ...

17.02.2011 Subject: Russian Language

Limbus Press has announced the names of authors contributing to two-volume literature textbook. The textbook is unique in that each section on the standard Russian classics is written by contemporary Russian writers. The textbook will be titled Literary Matrix. The textbook, which focuses on the official public school literature subjects, includes essays by Lyudmila Petrushevskaya on Alexander Pushkin and Andrei Bitov on Mikhail Lermontov. Other contributors as such authors as Alexander Kabakov, Tatiana Moskvina, Ilya Boyashov,...

13.10.2010 Subject: Russian Language

About 20 Russian tourists were injured after their bus overturned near the Thai resort city of Pattaya, the Russian embassy in Bangkok said on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports. The bus, which set off from Pattaya on a two-day trip to the Kanchanaburi province flipped over some 20 km from Pattaya at about 6:00 a.m. local time on Sunday. "Out of 42 people who were in the bus, about 20 people received injuries and bruises. They were delivered from the accident site to two hospitals in Pattaya. The injuries are mostly not...

04.10.2010 Subject: Russian Language

There are signs of a thaw in relations between Russia and Britain, Russia's ambassador in London told the BBC Friday.  Yuri Fedotov, who is leaving his London post after five years to become the drug czar of the United Nations (UN), said there were “irritants” in relations that could, however, be removed. “They're like a minefield – they can explode at any time,” Fedotov said in an interview with the BBC's diplomatic correspondent, Bridget Kendall. However, Moscow was prepared to 'do...

14.09.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Three Russian engineers who worked for aircraft producer Sukhoi were found dead in their apartments at an Indonesian air force base on Monday morning, Russia Today reports. The incident took place at Hassanuddin airport near the city of Makassar, where the Russian specialists were servicing the Sukhoi combat jets purchased by the Indonesian government from Russia. Indonesian coroners have said that two of the Russians died from cardiac arrest, but they did not report the cause of death in the...

14.09.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Officers of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) say they are satisfied with the results of joint anti-terrorism drills with the Russian Air Force and hope for further cooperation, RIA Novosti reports. The exercise, dubbed Vigilant Eagle, was carried out on August 6-11, and involved Russian, Canadian and U.S. air force personnel operating from command centers at the Elmendorf airbase in Alaska, and in Khabarovsk, Russia. "This exercise is one milestone in working together in other future efforts. Our folks...

12.08.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of the U.S. state of California, has said he will travel to Russia to work with the country on developing its high-tech industry, RIA Novosti reports. Schwarzenegger made the announcement during a business round table discussion in Santa Clara on Friday. He noted that California should form business partnerships with Russia's high-tech industry. Schwarzenegger is set to visit Russia after his September 9-15 trip to China, Japan and South Korea. A spokesman was reported as saying no firm date had...

09.08.2010 Subject: Russian Language

On July 27, the Foundation’s Expert Commission, which includes members of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. During the first half of 2010, the Foundation received 336 grant applications. Each was meticulously reviewed by specialists of the Foundation. In total, 119 applications were approved.  They came from 39 countries throughout the world. Most of the successful applications came from Europe (46) and Russia (36), followed by countries of the CIS (23), the Americas (5), Asia, Africa and Australia (9). ...

29.07.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

The Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation met on July 27 in Moscow. Opening the meeting, chair of the Board of Trustees and President of St. Petersburg State University Lyudmila Verbitskaya said that discussion would focus on the Foundation’s work during the first half of 2010 and revisions to the financial plan for 2010.  Executive Director Vyscheslav Nikonov provided an overview of the Foundation’s work in first half of the year. He noted that 11 Russian Centers were opened during this period,...

29.07.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

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