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Important current and past events on these dates in Russkiy Mir April 10: Resistance Day celebrated, honoring those who resisted Nazi occupation during WWII    The 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet polar explorer Academic Evgeny Federov, which will be celebrated in this year in Moscow    288 years ago (1722) upon the order of Tsar Peter the Great, systematic weather observation and recording began in St....

10.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Important past and current events on this date in Russkiy Mir Russian Center to be opened by the Russkiy Mir Foundation in the Donetsk research Library (Donetsk, Ukraine)   The presidents of Russia and the United States, Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama, will sign a new strategic arms treaty   Conference “Victory over Fascism in 1945: Its significance for the peoples of the CIS and the rest of the world” opens in Moscow    ...

08.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Important past and current events on this date in Russkiy Mir Today marks the start of a two-day working visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the Czech Republic, where he will meet with Czech President Vaclav Klaus and sign the new START treaty with the United States   Prime Ministers of Russia and Poland, Vladimir Putin and Donald Tusk, will participate in a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the tragic events of Katyn   IV Annual Russian Film Festival...

07.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Important past and current events on this date in Russkiy Mir   Russkiy Mir program on Voice of Russia will air today on the theme “Myths about Russia” (in Russian)   Official visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Slovakia gets underway – the president will participate in events commemorating the 6th anniversary of the end of WWII   The second leg of the Champion’s League 1/4 Final Match between CSKA (Russia) and Inter (Italy)...

06.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Important past and current events of Russkiy Mir: April 3   The International Festival of Russian-Language Children’s Theaters gets underway in Paris as a part of the III Festival “Russian Word, Russian Soul”, which is supported by a grant from the Russkiy Mir Foundation   Patriarch Kirill will lead the Easter procession on night of April 3-4 at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior – the service begins at 23:00   Writer Yuri Nagibin was born on this day 90 years...

03.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language

On April 2 Tatiana Sorokko's exhibition "Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style" opened in Moscow, Moscow News reports. Sorokko, Russia's first top model, has collected vintage dresses and accessories throughout her brilliant career, and now Moscow gets the chance to see 80 items from her collection at the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art as a part of Russian Fashion Week. It was in 1990 that Sorokko left the Soviet Union, and within a year, she was modeling for Yves Saint Laurent and Lacroix. After leaving...

02.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language

February 19 the newly-elected Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation gathered to summarize the 2009 results and to discuss patterns of further development. The meeting was chaired by Liudmila Verbitskaya, President of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) and President of St. Petersburg State University. Among the discussion participants were Member of the Federation Council Alexander Dzasokhov, Director of the ITAR-TASS news agency Vitaly Ignatenko, President of the...

25.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

February 19 the Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation gathered to summarize the 2009 results and to discuss patterns of further development. The meeting was chaired by Liudmila Verbitskaya. Among other participants of the discussion were Director of the Itar-Tass news agency Vitaly Ignatenko, President of the Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language, Deputy Secretary General of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature Evgeny Yurkov, and new members of the Head of...

25.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

eBay Inc will launch its Russian e-commerce web site in a month, the Russian BBC Service reports. According to Vsevolod Denisov from the Edelman Imageland public relations agency, Russian buyers will be able to search for items by typing their names in Russian, whilst their price will be automatically recalculated in rubles. Certain Russian experts believe that to reach popularity the website is not only to offer a Russian interface, but also to solve delivery and payment issues by making them...

17.02.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Dmitry Medvedev has approved a new Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The new composition of the Board includes Head of the Department of Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries under the Russian President Sergei Vinokurov; Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk; Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Farit Mukhametshin; Director of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky and President of the Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin.  A relevant order...

19.01.2010 Subject: Russian Language

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