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To the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate Your Eminences! On behalf of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and from me personally, I would like to express my sincere and deep condolences at the untimely death of His Holiness Patriarch Alexy. His death is a huge loss for us all – not only for the clergy and the laity, but for the multiconfessional, multiethnic and multicultural Russian world in its entirety. Despite its diversity, the Russian world is nevertheless united by its connection to the great Russian civilization, which is inconceivable without the spiritual and ethical direction based in Russian Orthodox...

05.12.2008
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

After the turbulent events that took place in Russia between 1917 and the early 1920s, Russian political йmigrйs certainly remained in Switzerland, but a full-fledged Russian diaspora ceased to exist. The attitude in Switzerland toward Soviet Russia, and later toward the Soviet Union during the interwar period, was extremely negative. For example, in 1939, the head of the Swiss Foreign Ministry began a movement to have the Soviet Union expelled from the League of Nations (the only case of this happening in the history of this organization). In 1943, after an indigenous fracture ensued during the Second World War, the president of...

02.12.2008
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

For Tsarist Russia, which dreamed of Tsarigrad and a passage to the sea, the question of Palestine was never really a foreign policy priority. Nevertheless, Russia, like the other Great Powers, had its consulates in the Holy Land. Part of their mission was to offer patronage to the local Orthodox Church (Russia was traditionally regarded as the patron of the Turkish Orthodox), monitor the status quo at the holy sites, help the numerous Orthodox pilgrims, as well as deal with all kinds of litigation between Russian nationals and citizens of European powers who were not under Turkish jurisdiction. Turkey’s entry into World War I, the...

02.12.2008
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

On November 22, the main events marking the 75th anniversary of the Famine were held in Kiev. This date was naturally one that we couldn’t get past in Ukraine. Preparations for the commemoration had been seriously underway since early 2007. In April 2008, the Cabinet of Ministers allocated 7.4 million hryvnia for the events, which were planned to be held across the entire country. Aside from “official” commemorations in the capital, an information campaign was designed to increase lessons in schools on the memory of the Famine and compile lists of victims. Ukrainian officials participated in an international “eternal...

22.11.2008
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

We met Kim Jin Kyu, Professor of Russian at Korea University in Seoul, when he was in Moscow in early November at the Second Russkiy Mir Assembly. This wasn’t his first time in Russia. Nearly every year he travels here for international language forums. Kim Jin Kyu’s knowledge of Russian is fluent to the extent that his vocabulary is great enough to inspire feelings of envy in a few Russians. – As far as I understand, South Koreans began studying Russian rather late in comparison to people in other countries? – It wasn’t until after the Second World War, or, more precisely, after the Korean War. The first...

17.11.2008
Rubric: Interview
Subject: RussianLanguage

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