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Sergey Vinogradov Kostas Asimis The Greek art photographer Kostas Asimis is preparing an exhibition about Russian kremlins for Western audiences. For several years, the photographer has been traveling around the Russian provinces to capture temples from domes to basements and open exhibitions free to all. Admirers of the master's work except that Kostas Asimis will be able to reveal Russia to the world, as he previously revealed the monasteries of Athos to Europe. The photographer told the Russkiy Mir about his Soviet childhood and Russian projects, as well as how he won the trust of the...

09.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov 19.07.2021 Maxim Gorky in Italy. Photo credit: Rossiyskaya Gazeta Maxim Gorky's Day has been established in Sorrento, Italy, where the writer lived for nine years. Gorky Day in the Italian coastal town is the day of the writer's death - June 18. During his life, Gorky was extremely popular in Italy; often he had to take a cab to hide from the crowd of fans. The Russian classic is not forgotten in the coastal south of Italy even today. There is no need to wonder what events are planned for Gorky Day, because for many years researchers and admirers of the Russian writer have held scientific...

04.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Julia Goryacheva Sergey Olyunin is the founder and co-owner of the Names and Epochs, the museum of plasticine mini-sculpture located in the Izmailovo Kremlin in the east of Moscow. The artist elaborates Russkiy Mir on how this project came about and on its major exhibitions - The Pillars of the Empire, The Tragedy of Russian Time of Troubles, and The Tales of Old Moscow. Sergey Olyunin – Sergey, how did your Names and Epochs Mini-Sculpture Museum come about? – We kept a collection of figures of world history characters in our house for many years. It had been made by two...

02.08.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Russkiy Mir Editorial Russian movie Major Grom: Plague Doctor, based on the namesake comic book series, has immediately become the leader once it was launched at the Netflix platform. It has entered top-10 in 64 countries, and got the first place in 15 countries’ rating.   The film was greeted by viewers in Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland, a number of countries in Latin America and the Middle East. Major Grom: Plague doctor is the first Russian full feature film that is based on on the comic...

29.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov In the early 20th century, there were hardly any memoirists, including Russian classics, who overlooked such a personality as Sergei Utochkin. He left his mark in history as a pioneer of aviation but his contemporaries remembered him as a wonder-hero for whom nothing is impossible. The wonder-hero Sergei Utochkin was born 145 years ago. Sergei Utochkin on an airplane, 1910. Photo credit: https://ru.wikipedia.org In the course of his short lifetime that lasted less than 40 years, Utochkin managed to earn fame as a fencer, swimmer, yachtsman, boxer, football player, racing cyclist, motorcycle...

21.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Olga Vinogradova Even members of Joseph Billings’ Russian expedition who arrived in Alaska in 1790 – 1791 reported about many baptized local residents and their knowledge of Orthodox traditions. It was rather surprising since back then no Orthodox priests had visited the shores of Alaska yet. So who were the first Orthodox baptizers in North America? It all started in Alaska Alaska was first reached by Russian sailors in 1732 (Fedorov - Gvozdev - Moshkov expedition) and then in 1741 - 1742 (Bering's Second Kamchatka Expedition). But there were reports that the Russians had known about its...

14.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Religion

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