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Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Washington, the 19th century. Photo credit: incollect.com “The wise statesmen of Russia always know how to choose their foreign envoys,” one of American newspapers wrote about Alexander Bodisko, the Russian ambassador to the United States, in 1851. His tenure lasted for 17 years, the record term. He was respected so much that the American Congress paused its work for the day of his funeral, which was the unprecedented event. On the Day of Diplomat, Anatoly Antonov, the...

19.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina 2600 international students from 64 countries study today at Tambov State University named after G. R. Derzhavin. The university also facilitates cooperation with more than one hundred universities in Asia, Africa, Europe and America. Professor Tatyana Osadchaya, the TSU Vice-Rector for International Relations and Work with Foreign Students, shares on what helps a regional university to develop the Russian education export program.  - Tambov State University was established in 1918. Since that time it has experienced several stages of transformation. How can...

13.02.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Elena Pletnyova  On the first day of February, an event dedicated to the world of Soviet children's books was held at the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam). It was moderated by Ellen Rutten, a specialist in Slavic studies from the University of Amsterdam. Historians, illustrators and collectors of Soviet children's literature, as well as translators of Russian literature shared about the history of children's books, starting with the post-revolutionary times. The Soviet children's literature has been examined in Netherlands from various aspects. They take in...

08.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Alla Beresovskaya 29.01.2019 White stillness. These are the first words to come to mind when you stand at the top platform of the Salaspils memorial and look down at a huge snow-covered field where once camp barracks were located with gallows towering over them. Seven giant figures casted from coarse concrete and put onto the bare ground have been the only guards of the stillness for many years. This concentration camp was known as "white hell"… Survivors of the Leningrad siege living in Riga and former juvenile prisoners of fascist concentration camps arrived to Salaspils...

06.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Photo: Portrait of Alexander Suvorov drawn by J H Schmidt from life, 1800 This year marks the 220th anniversary of the Russian army under command of Alexander Suvorov crossing the Alps. The map with the route of the military operation, which became the part of world history and elevated Suvorov to the rank of genius commanders, can be found in textbooks, and not only the Russian ones. But the path of the Suvorov’s army in the mountains of Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein could be followed all over again only at the turn of the XIX and XX...

04.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov  In 2018 ten tourism projects were honored with Russian Federation Government Awards. The project owners received one million rubles each. The list included visitor centers, tourism facilities and complete clusters from various regions of Russia – from Sochi to Tver, from Karelia to Khabarovsk Krai. The Russkiy Mir Portal met the award recipients and noticed one common feature despite the diversity of ideas and approaches: in addition to its commercial aspect, each and every project embodies something new to draw attention to the region and open new opportunities for local residents....

30.01.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Travel

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