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Alexander Ryazantsev As it was reported before, the Municipal Educational Council in San Francisco has taken a decision to paint over the murals on the walls of the local George Washington High School. According to the Russian Community Council of the USA (KSORS), it was recommended by the Reflection and Action Group designated by San Francisco municipal School District. What is so remarkable about these paintings and why is the situation so interesting for the Russkiy Mir? Actually, the thirteen panels of The Life of George Washington mural were painted in 1935-1936 by Viktor Arnautoff, a...

15.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Touring schedule of the Alash ensemble from Tuva Republic during the International Indeginious People's Languages Year hasn't change. Seven months a year best throat singing ensemble is touring around Russia and abroad, during the rest of the year they are collecting folklore gems in Tuva and prepare new shows.After booked-out shows in os Angeles and Tokio, the musicians need to rest at home in taiga, alone with nature and herds of horses. Trio participants told Russkiy Mir what are the Tuvian songs about, how Kalinka-Malinka souns to the accompaniment of the Tuvia...

10.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Array

Anna Genova Recently, The Spiritual Path of Tchaikovsky by Galina Sizko was presented to the public in the library of the Russian Center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg. The book was contributed and published by Denis von Meck, a descendant of the families of Tchaikovsky and von Meck, the founder of the NF von Meck Charity Foundation and a collector. The Russkiy Mir asked Denis to share about activities of the foundation established by him, and about his collection. – Denis, what is your relationship to Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck? – I am her great-great-great-grandson on...

07.07.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Inessa Filatova The Novel Bach, an interesting musical project, has been finished in the Netherlands. It was aimed to introduce young Russian organ players (15 to 18 y.o.) to Dutch public, to demonstrate masterly level of their performance talent and to give the youth a unique opportunity to take part in master classes of famous organ players of Europe, to play on time-honoured organs, and also to perform with their peers from the Sweelinck National academy for exceptionally gifted young musicians at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Mecca for organ players Photo credit: Nadia Eliseeva / Facebook Participants...

03.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov The International Hanseatic Days were held in Pskov on June 27 - 30. More than 1,700 delegates from 86 cities of the Hanseatic Trade League (which includes 192 cities in total with 14 Russian ones among them) have been guests of Russia these summer days. The program includes festivals, concerts, fairs and forums with discussions of economic projects. The Russkiy Mir has inquired how they prepared for the grand event in Pskov and what Russian cities gain from participation in the events of the Hanseatic League of the New Time. History, culture and business. And no politics at all… ...

01.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina According to surveys, when choosing a place of study, more than half of foreign students are guided by the world rankings of the best universities. This year, 25 Russian universities entered the QS World University Rankings 2019-2020, and most of them improved their positions. Lomonosov Moscow State University became the most successful, having risen by six points at once. However, MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichy is sure that Russian education is undervalued. The second Russian university in the QS ranking (84th place) is Novosibirsk State University, which occupied the 231st line and overtook St. Petersburg...

21.06.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

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