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Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal More than 190 nations live in Russia. They write and read in 60 literary languages. But what do we know about such literatures besides the Russian one? Meanwhile, work of modern authors representing various nations of Russia embraces a wide range of styles and genres, such as poetry, prose, folklore, and children's literature, realism, postmodernism and even rap poetry. The Soviet Union had an integral policy aimed to support ethnic cultures. When tough times came, a lot of things were neglected. For instance, development of ethnic literatures ceased its functioning...

16.09.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

Anna Genova Mariposa Folk Festival - Toronto 1970 Nowadays not many people know the name of Alexandre Zelkine (or Alexander Zelkin in Russian version) a singer of Russian, Gypsy, French songs and romances. His noble baritone won listeners in the USA and Canada, France, Israel and many other countries in the 1960-1980s. One of the most famous of his LP records was Russian Folk Songs with interpretations of Bublichki (Bagels), Chubchik Kucheryavy (Curly Forelocky), Song of an Old Cabby, Podmoskovnye Vechera (Moscow Nights) which perhaps can only be compared with the ones of Alexander’s great predecessors, such as Misha...

04.09.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

The Chairman of the BRICS NRC board, Chairman of the Committee on Education and Science of the State Duma of Russia and Chairman of the Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov has delivered a lecture to the participants of the BRICS International School, which opened in Moscow. The politician has shared his thoughts on what really unites the BRICS countries, the values ​​of this organization and how BRICS challenges the liberal world order. On August 27, 2019, the BRICS International School started in Moscow. It is a scientific and educational program for young diplomats, economists and political...

29.08.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

On August 23, 1939, Moscow signed a sensational non-aggression pact and a secret protocol to it with Berlin. Nowadays, many Western historians and the media consider this agreement almost an evidence of the criminal union of Stalin and Hitler, who divided Eastern Europe between themselves. But did the Soviet leadership have a choice? This is discussed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Military-Historical Society Sergey Ivanov. - When and why did the relations between the USSR and Germany begin to change and whose initiative was it? - In the 1930s, the USSR took a clear anti-fascist, and therefore anti-German...

27.08.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov The American Sean Quirk, who is one of musicians and the manager of the well-known in Russia and beyond Tuvinian Alash ensemble, speaks four languages. On foreign tours, he announces the songs of the ensemble in English and sings Tuvan folk songs to the public and for himself. He can please the audience with a ditty in Russian when he is asked to. Besides that, Quirk reads books in the language of his ancestors - Old Irish. In the International year of indigenous languages, Milwaukee native Sean Quirk, who is also the head of the Tuvan family and father of many children, tries to draw the attention of Tuvans,...

19.08.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

A round-the-world expedition of three Russian sailboats - the frigate Pallada and the barges Kruzenshtern and Sedov is going to start this autumn. All three sailing ships of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency have already been on the round-the-globe trips but an event of such a grand scale takes place for the first time. The voyage is timed to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors (2020 was officially declared the Year of Antarctica in Russia to celebrate this date), as well as to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The expedition route partially repeats the...

09.08.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

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