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Irina Mkrtchyan There are about two million Armenians living in Russia today. But when it comes to Russians living in Armenia, there are about 15,000 people only. But both of them continuously split time between two homes and strengthen the ties between our countries - economic, cultural, and spiritual. And these ties go deep into the past, many centuries ago. We will tell you in this article how the first Russians settled in Armenia and how their descendants live in Armenia today imbued with the local culture while preserving the national traditions. Ryabinushka Ensemble Photo credit: Mir 24 Life in the...

25.10.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Anna Genova One of the most cozy towns in Russia, a member of the Association of Small Tourist Cities of Russia is located about 100 kilometers from Moscow. The first mention of the city dates back to 1358, although historians claim that even more ancient settlements existed here before. Borovsk makes visitors to fall in love with it at the first glance. Beautiful, typical Russian landscapes with river and churches, homey cafes, low-rise buildings and private houses decorated with naive art live with hovering hovering spirit of the father of astronautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. ...

20.10.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergey Vinogradov A significant contribution to the development of professional sports in Europe has been made by Russian players who stepped into the sporting field under the guidance of their parents either at home or in a strange land. Emigrants founded clubs, played at packed stadiums as if they had been sports superstars, and led teams to championships as coaches and managers. Sports clubs are still established by our compatriots today. USSR national team on the Irish pitch Dynamo Dublin plays in one of the lower leagues of the Irish championship. It brings together hundreds of...

14.10.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Array

Sergey Vinogradov Photo credit: xavo_rob / flickr.com A bear dressed in kosovorotka (a traditional Russian shirt) and bast shoes playing balalaika is one of the strongest Russian stereotypes. In reality, bears live in Russian woods or zoos, kosovorotkas and bast shoes could be traced in museums and at folk concerts. In contrast, the balalaika has won its unique place not only on concert posters but also at an international stage, in academic concert halls and jazz and rock clubs. Today there are several balalaika museums in Russia. The factory production of balalaika is being revived. The...

07.10.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov On the Pilgrim Summers in Alaska are short. And the breath of winter is felt from early fall. Famous Russian traveler Sergey Sinelnik knows this better than most people. Since 2019, he has been sailing on an exact replica of the medieval Slavic longboard named Pilgrim. The journey has taken him to the northernmost American state. This year's voyage is over; next spring, Sinelnik and his crew will sail along the Northern Sea Route to Russia Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as American and Canadian rivers and lakes, hauling the Pilgrim across the United States on a truck, wintering...

05.10.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Travel

Sergey Vinogradov Michael Chekhov Not so long ago 130th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian actor and theater teacher Michael Chekhov was marked. During 64 years given to him by fate, Michael Chekhov lived several lives in different countries. He played perhaps the best Khlestakov in the history of Russian theater and initiated theater education in Latvia and several other European countries. He was nicknamed "The Mozart of the Stage" by foreign critics. He changed the approach to acting in Hollywood and prompted Marilyn Monroe to demand more serious roles from studios. And finally, he...

23.09.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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