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© AFP 2021 / Jim Watson U.S. Republican senators have uncovered a secret Soviet agent sent to the United States back in 1991 to undermine the banking system there. This is the conclusion that can be drawn from the media buzz. It followed the Senate Banking Committee’s questioning of Professor Saule Omarova, Joe Biden's nominee for the top position in the U.S. Government Accountability Office, last week. The video footage of Senator John F. Kennedy urging Omarova to answer questions about her involvement in the mysterious Soviet Komsomol organization and whether she had written a...

26.11.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Politics

Vladimir Emelianenko Photo: Andrej Kibrik The Linguistics Forum 2021: Language Policy and Language Preservation was held at the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. How to preserve Russia's linguistic diversity amid the global decline in the number of languages? Director of the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences and linguist Andrej Kibrik has an answer. - Andrey, what is the forum's main target? – This was the third forum dedicated to the language policy or to be more exact, to the preservation and development of the...

24.11.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Sergei Agadzhanyan, a man of muscle from outer Moscow, has been nicknamed the Russian Hulk for a series of world records in towing multi-ton machinery. In order to amaze the audience, the Russian man does not need trick effects, huge budgets, and special devices - he simply moves trains, planes, trucks, and motor ships, blowing rubber hot-water bags to rupture along the way. In October, Sergei Agadzhanyan set another world record towing a convoy weighing more than 53 tons for almost 5 meters. The athlete dedicated his achievement to the 800th anniversary of the birth...

16.11.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Vladimir Emelianenko The head of The Soviet War Cemetery Foundation (Stichting Sovjet Ereveld) from the Netherlands Remco Reiding has been taken care of the war memorial near Leusden and Amersfoort for more than twenty-five years. There are 865 Soviet prisoners of war and victims of Nazi concentration camps buried in the Rusthof Memorial Cemetery. More than 700 of them are still considered to be missing. Remco Reiding has been to Russia more than once. This time he came because of the first digital textbook on the search for missing persons from World War II, the Almanac GenExpo. We talked about how he had managed to...

12.11.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Bikers from the Sentinels of Memory Association (Germany) at the Soviet war memorial The biker movement emerged in the mid-20th century in Western countries, and its members sometimes interpreted the laws and rules quite freely. To this day, columns of motorcyclists in leather jackets cause puzzlement among police, drivers, and pedestrians. Russian-speaking bikers who open clubs and join associations in different countries around the world make efforts to change this attitude toward people on motorcycles. They care for the graves of Soviet soldiers, hold motorcycle rallies to commemorate war...

09.11.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina The Tastes of Russia National Competition for Regional Food Brands was held for the second time in a row in Russia. Everyone could participate in online popular vote and choose their favorite products in three different regions until November, 7. There are 8 nominations in the competition. The winners are to be chosen from 720 brands from all regions of Russia. Kologrivsky goose and Buryat buuz Tastes of Russia, the first National Competition held by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation last year, aroused great interest among the residents who actively...

07.11.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

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Photo credit: M. Denisov / mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) Day of the Unknown Soldier is celebrated in Russia on Friday, December 3, Voennoye Obozreniye reports. On Deecember 3, 1966, the remains of the unknown soldier were solemnly reburied in the Alexander Garden in Moscow. The monument to... .
Photo credit: Andrey Lach / ru.wikipedia.org (CC BY-SA 3.0) The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has named the Bekhovo village in the Tula Region as one of the winners of the Best Tourist Villages competition. Bekhovo competed with 170 settlements from 75 countries. The winners... .
Photo credit: Zairon / ru.wikipedia.org (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Russian literature salon has started for the 7th time at the Russian Spiritual and Cultural Orthodox Center in Paris; it is going last until December 5. The program includes events dedicated to Fyodor Dostoevsky and... .
Photo credit: kamzyw / pixabay.com Moscow's mayor office has prepared an extensive business and cultural program within the framework of the Days of Moscow in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The forum will run until December 8, the office's website reports. The... .
The Russian Center in Thessaloniki took part in the 18th International Book Exhibition, which took place November 25-28. The exhibition was organized by the Helekspo exposition complex, together with the Writers' Union of Northern Greece, and the Barbunakis and Altandzis publishing... .