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Anna Genova Recently, The Spiritual Path of Tchaikovsky by Galina Sizko was presented to the public in the library of the Russian Center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg. The book was contributed and published by Denis von Meck, a descendant of the families of Tchaikovsky and von Meck, the founder of the NF von Meck Charity Foundation and a collector. The Russkiy Mir asked Denis to share about activities of the foundation established by him, and about his collection. – Denis, what is your relationship to Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck? – I am her great-great-great-grandson on...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Inessa Filatova The Novel Bach, an interesting musical project, has been finished in the Netherlands. It was aimed to introduce young Russian organ players (15 to 18 y.o.) to Dutch public, to demonstrate masterly level of their performance talent and to give the youth a unique opportunity to take part in master classes of famous organ players of Europe, to play on time-honoured organs, and also to perform with their peers from the Sweelinck National academy for exceptionally gifted young musicians at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Mecca for organ players Photo credit: Nadia Eliseeva / Facebook Participants...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov The International Hanseatic Days were held in Pskov on June 27 - 30. More than 1,700 delegates from 86 cities of the Hanseatic Trade League (which includes 192 cities in total with 14 Russian ones among them) have been guests of Russia these summer days. The program includes festivals, concerts, fairs and forums with discussions of economic projects. The Russkiy Mir has inquired how they prepared for the grand event in Pskov and what Russian cities gain from participation in the events of the Hanseatic League of the New Time. History, culture and business. And no politics at all… ...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina According to surveys, when choosing a place of study, more than half of foreign students are guided by the world rankings of the best universities. This year, 25 Russian universities entered the QS World University Rankings 2019-2020, and most of them improved their positions. Lomonosov Moscow State University became the most successful, having risen by six points at once. However, MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichy is sure that Russian education is undervalued. The second Russian university in the QS ranking (84th place) is Novosibirsk State University, which occupied the 231st line and overtook St. Petersburg...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Svetlana Smetanina If you look at Europe from the standpoint of Russian cultural heritage, you can find a lot of interesting things in virtually every country. So why isn’t such material used in lessons of Russian? Initiators of the Living Languages/Living Heritage Project invented an unusual mixture of history and language lessons. Igor Zhukovsky, head of the Russia-Aquitaine Association (Bordeaux, France) tells us what has become of it. – You proposed an interesting initiative - to talk about Russian cultural heritage in the Russian as a foreign language classes. How...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Yulia Goryacheva In the days of the latest anniversary of Saint Petersburg, the Russian émigré community respectfully remembers another significant yet unfairly forgotten Russian name. It is the name of Pyotr Alexeyevitch Dementyev, who was born on May 1, 1849 in Saint Petersburg on the Neva River and founded another St. Petersburg (or St. Pete, as it is called shortly) on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Unfortunate Landlord Here is what the modern American historian Karl Grismer writes about him: “Peter A. Demens, who was born in Russia, should undoubtedly be...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: History


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