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Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal  Photo credit: ruwest.ru On April 25, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the Bill No. 5670-d “On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian as the state language” in its second reading. The document introduces mandatory teaching in Ukrainian in kindergartens, schools and universities; it also requires governmental officials, health care and education professionals, as well as service workers to speak the state language only. According to the document, the share of Ukrainian language on national channels should be at least 90%. ...

02.05.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory student from China Liu Ying Lun performed Lensky part from the Tchaikovsky opera Eugene Onegin in Chuvash State Opera and Ballet Theater. According to music theater critics, preceding Chinese singer performed this part on Russian stage in the middle of 20th century, during Mao Zedong times. Liu Ying Lun told Russkiy Mir  how he learned to sing in Russian. According to Liu he learned to sing correctly while learning and performing Russian romances on stage and at international music contests. His teacher, Associate Professor of Vocal Studies department in Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory Irina...

30.04.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Yulia Goryacheva Translator, poet and artist Kristina Zeytunyan-Belous was born in Moscow and has lived in Paris since her childhood. She has translated more than 80 books from Russian into French language. Among her most prominent works are texts by Andrei Bely, Sergey Dovlatov, Vladimir Makanin and many other Russian poets and prose writers, classics and contemporaries. On February 16, in Paris, Kristina Zeytunyan-Belous was honored with the  Russophonie Award for the best literary translation from Russian into French language. She told the Russkiy Mir about her origins, stages of professional development,...

28.04.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov The world famous tenor Alessandro Safina recorded “Blue Eternity”, a song by Muslim Magomayev, in Italian, turning it into an international hit. 1.5 million Internet users watched the music in three weeks. Comments of admiration were left in Russian, Italian, English, Turkish and many other languages. The tenor, who performed with Jose Carreras and recorded songs for Hollywood musicals, told us what attracted him to Russia. Magomayev’s Eternity Maestro Safina does not make secret out of it - he first heard Muslim Magomayev’s song “Blue Eternity” (the Soviet baritone wrote the...

17.04.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Alexander Ryazantsev Last week, the Orthodox villages of Uganda, a small photography exhibition, was opened at the Moscow State University. It was arranged following an ethnographic expedition by the University. There are quite a few Orthodox believers in this African country - from 4 to 6% of the population. Few people know about the even more surprising phenomenon - the Ugandan Old Believers, who have been parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rites Church since 2012. Orthodox believers in Uganda In the early 20th century, Uganda became the cradle of Orthodoxy in Subsaharan...

14.04.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Alla Berezovskaya Can a modest, law-abiding history teacher become the main threat for national security of a European country? Easily! If she lives in Lithuania, makes no secret of her love for Russian language and culture and - oh, dear God! - her photo with Dmitry Medvedev was noticed in the Internet… In 2012 Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russia, awarded Ella Kanaite, the head of the Association of Teachers of Russian Schools of Lithuania, with the Medal of Pushkin. The state decoration was established in 1999. It is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation and foreign nationals...

07.04.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

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