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Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Louis de Funès in The Wing or the Thigh An important event has happened in the Russian restaurant business: nine Moscow restaurants received Michelin stars for the first time in history. Until recently none of the restaurants on the territory of Russia and CIS had been listed in these most prestigious Guides to the world of high and delicious cuisine. Almost a year ago, the international restaurant guide announced its entry into the Russian market. They decided to start with Moscow. But before publishing the guide to Moscow establishments, Michelin experts had...

30.10.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg. Photo credit: Godot13 /ru.wikipedia.org 300 years ago, on October 22 (November 2), 1721, at the end of the victorious Great Northern War with Sweden, the Russian kingdom was proclaimed an empire. This happened when Tsar Peter the Great accepted the title of Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia, Peter the Great, and Father of the Fatherland at the request of the senators. The empire existed for nearly two centuries. It ceased to exist after the abdication of Nicholas II on September 1 (14),...

29.10.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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

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