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Photo: On January 7, Russian Orthodox celebrate Christmas, one of the most important Christian holidays. All churches hold festive services. Patriarch Kirill held the main service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Christmas is celebrated on old style by the congregants of the Russian Orthodox...

07.01.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: One of the most important holidays of the year comes to Russian Catholics, TASS reports. They celebrate Christmas on December 25 according to the Gregorian calendar, which is two weeks ahead of the Julian calendar. This is why Christmas has already come to Catholic and some Protestant communities in...

25.12.2018 Subject: Religion

Photo: The exhibition of embroidered Orthodox icons started in the Italian town of Bari, RIA Novosti reports. Their authors of two dozen works recreated the traditional Russian national art of icon embroidery with pearls, beads and precious stones. The locals and guests will be able to visit the exhibition...

20.12.2018 Subject: Religion The Holy Synod of the UOC has severed the Eucharistic communion with the Constantinople Patriarchate, TASS reports. The decision was made at a meeting that took place on November 13 in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. This measure is due to the Constantinople's illegal interference in the internal affairs of the...

14.11.2018 Subject: Religion

Flickr / Kristina Savic The anniversary of the first Orthodox church built in the Caribbean has been marked in Havana, TASS reports. Celebration took place on November 4 in the temple consecrated in honor of the Kazan Icon of the God Mother. This year is the 10th...

05.11.2018 Subject: Religion


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Russian language does not have days off. It is not afraid of pandemics. And sometimes it benefits from self-isolation of those who seek to master it. Having worked online for months, Russian language courses around the world are setting to actively accepts students into offline groups. The Russkiy Mir contacted teachers from different countries and found out that the lockdown and experience in e-teaching opened up new opportunities for specialists in Russian philology. Some of them conceived the idea to develop a system of electronic textbooks and globalize the programs; others initiated active engagement of lecturers and guests from all over the world for their online classes, and also mastered advanced training for teachers in virtual environment.
Starting from Peter the Great days, Russian glossary of nautical terms was compiled based on Dutch terms. Furthermore, it experienced a significant impact from English, German and Italian terminology. Events associated with naval glory of Russia can be reconstructed through interpretation of those inherent terms. The Battle of Chesma is one of such events.
Russia Day is celebrated on June 12. 30 years have passed since the signing of the Declaration on State Sovereignty of the RSFSR. This date is especially symbolic on the eve of the constitutional vote. After all, amendments to the Basic Law are not only about social guarantees, the protection of labor rights and the distribution of powers between branches of government. They are also about Russia - about its national interests and values.