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Sergey Vinogradov A videoconference commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Encounter of the Soviet and American armies at the Elbe River brought together historians, political experts, and military officers from a dozen countries of the world. The very first speeches refocused the teleconference bridge and turned it into discussion of current issues, such as the pandemic faced by the world, and the need to join forces in presence of a common threat. Speakers from academic lecture halls and scientific libraries, those wearing space suits and Indian turbans, officers in military uniforms and re-enactors in...

03.05.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Vyacheslav Nikonov Lenin was literary woven of paradoxes. The particularly tragic one was that "the most humane person," as Vladimir Mayakovsky called him, appreciated a humane the least. Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) took a prominent place in the pantheon of great and rather paradoxical characters playing the major role in the world history. No other person in our country’s chronicle could be comparable with him in scale of influence on Russia and the world. Up to date, he is probably still one of the most published authors on the planet: by the end of the Soviet period, his works were published in 125...

24.04.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina The well-known Finnish political scientist asks the question: why the leadership of the EU and the NATO were helpless in front of the coronavirus. He also commented on the demolition of the monument to Marshal Konev in Prague, which the local authorities carried out on the eve of the Victory Day. According to Bäckman, this glaring fact deserves not only condemnation, but also legal prosecution. - We see that the situation with coronavirus is the worst in Italy and Spain today. The leadership of these countries accuses the European Union of not providing them any assistance. What problems did...

18.04.2020
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Editor’s Office of the Russkiy Mir Portal The Russian Ministry of Defence sent aircrafts with military medical professionals and medical equipment to residents of Italy, where the situation with the coronavirus has been the most acute.  It is appropriate to recall today another, kind of forgotten chapter of the feat by Russian navy sailors who were not far from the Italian city of Messina in 1908, when the horrible earthquake took place there. On December 28, 1908, there was an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 centered in the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Apennine Peninsula. As the result, the cities of...

12.04.2020
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Photo credit: russiansails2020.ru Russian sailing vessels – the Kruzenshtern, the Sedov and the Pallada - have triumphantly completed the passage from Russia to the southern part of the Atlantic in the wings of the Sails of the World, the round-the-world expedition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery by Russian seafarers and the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. For three months, ships with Russian and foreign cadets on board covered a distance of over 32 thousand nautical miles. The passage to Antarctica ended with a 200-mile sailing regatta. ...

10.04.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Julia Goryacheva  Members of the Russian-speaking community in Seattle (USA) are taking part in fight against coronavirus by collaborating in sewing medical masks for city hospitals. We spoke about this initiative of our compatriots with Lyudmila Sokolova, the board member of the Russian Cultural Center in Seattle and the owner of a sewing business. “For almost two weeks now, we and a team of volunteers consisting of women and teenagers have been cutting and sewing medical face masks. We make them three-layered with 100% cotton to ensure stronger protection against the virus,”...

10.04.2020
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

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