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Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Teemu Keskisarja, a regular contributor to Ilta-Sanomat, a Finnish periodical, historian, and lecturer at the University of Helsinki, wrote an unexpected column in which he compared Finland's standing within the Russian Empire and within the EU. As it turned out, this comparison is obviously not in favor of the European Union nowadays. Unveiling of the monument to Alexander II in Helsingfors (Helsinki), 1894. Photo credit: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland/flickr.com According to the Finnish journalist, whatever sphere of life you take, be it...

02.06.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Alla Berezovskaya The situation with Russian schools in Estonia can be compared with a volcano that woke up due to external interferences. Over the past 30 years, it has either waned or reawakened. Earlier this year, the local National Reform Party got back to the ruling coalition and raised its favorite, albeit thrice-told agenda - a plan to completely transfer school education into the Estonian language. The fact that has practically become a reality in neighboring Latvia is still under discussion in the Estonian ruling establishments. The Russian-speaking residents of Estonia that make at least 25 percent of...

26.05.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

Russkiy Mir Editorial Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Photo credit: Vkontakte The P.I. Tchaikovsky International Charitable Foundation and the Muzyka Publishing House have launched a unique project to digitize the musical heritage of Russia. The project will start with the complete collections of works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Mikhail Glinka, already available on the Tchaikovsky.pro website. The task of the large-scale project is to preserve and make available to every music lover the works of outstanding Russian composers. 63 volumes of Tchaikovsky's works, as well...

21.05.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Jean-Marc Nattier. Tsar Perter I, 1717 The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation announced the establishment of the Assembly of Petrine Museums for the 350th anniversary of Peter the Great. The Assembly will bring together federal and regional museums - palaces and houses of Peter the Great. In Europe, where the first Russian emperor is remembered and revered, it is not the first year that the unification of places has been discussed related to the stay of the Russian tsar for tourist, cultural, and scientific purposes. The Russian tsar’s trips to Europe - The...

18.05.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Tamara Skok Eyewitnesses have said and written a lot about the events of the Great Patriotic War, about the ordeals suffered by the people. Every family has at least one story from this tragic period in our country’s life. On the threshold of Victory Day, let us look through the memories of those who led the military operations, and read the Marshals’ memoirs. Forty-Five by Ivan Konev According to contemporaries, out of all the major commanders in chief Konev was the most democratic one: he had informal conversations with the soldiers without ceremonies, spent a lot of time on the front line, was...

14.05.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Anna Genova “Sometimes I wandered about a huge park in the center of New York and, looking at the skyscrapers that bordered it, thought with cold fury about wonderful American orchestras that didn’t care about my music…” Sergei Prokofiev wrote in 1918, immediately after emigration. The audience listening to The Love for Three Oranges, his opera, would never think that the composer of this brilliant sunny music could speak that bitterly about the country where he had his first real success. And that 18 years later, he would finally return to Russia and see new openings for both life and creativity. ...

10.05.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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