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Russkiy Mir Editorial The Hermitage Photo: pixabay.com There are some good news for art connoisseurs. From now on every person can buy an exhibit from the Hermitage. Of course the buyer should possess a certain amount of money. All this has become possible thanks to new technologies. We’re not talking about the original pieces of art, since leading Russian museum does not intend to part with them. There are unique digital copies. Last summer, the agreement about the digital art project was signed by the State Hermitage and Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. A limited...

10.09.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Anna Loshchikhina Everyone knows that Russian has been borrowing foreign words. But the fact that Russian has enriched other languages is less known. Scientists from the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have come to a rather unusual conclusion: the growing global influence of English is based on the power of American science, while the Russian language today has a different trump card - everyday life. “I would say that over the past twenty years, the Russian language has easily leaped into the world and, paradoxically enough, its geography has expanded rather than shrunk,"...

30.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

Sergey Vinogradov Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. Photo credit: Nikolay / pxhere.com Зenultimate summer weekend in Russia is marked by the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod. The city on the Volga River has celebrated its milestone birthday on a large scale - throughout the whole of Russia - from August 19 to 21. There were concerts, festivals, regattas, and fireworks - the events that were missed so badly during eighteen months of coronavirus. Anniversary projects about the unique history of Nizhny Novgorod featured by museums, libraries, theaters, and online platforms may not be as vivid and...

23.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina Peterhof, Lower Park. Photo credit: Florstein / commons.wikimedia.org On August 19, 1721, the fountains and cascades in the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble were set to work. This unique monument of water-engineering art has been globally considered unsurpassed for 300 years: 40 kilometers of water channels, 147 running fountains that operate without a single pump due to the natural flow of water. The entire system is so perfect that it has been preserved virtually intact, and 70% of the pipes have been in operation since the 19th century. Even those who have never been...

21.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina Irene Galitzine, 1952. Photo credit: http://ru-sled.ru/ Irene Galitzine’s name became famous in the fashion world in the 1960s - 70s. The most celebrated and elegant women in the world, including Jacqueline Kennedy and Greta Garbo, as well as representatives of European aristocratic families and the wives of billionaires, preferred to wear outfits designed by her. Surprisingly, she became a fashion designer almost by accident, not even knowing how to draw and sew properly. But her talent, impeccable sense of style, and enormous passion for work enabled her to remain at the...

13.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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

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Photo credit: iira116 / pixabay.com Seedlings of the 200-years-old Turgenev oak tree can be planted in Bougival (France), where the Russian writer spent the last years of his life, the Kultura newspaper reports. The oak tree grew on the territory of the writer's museum-reserve... .
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