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Svetlana Smetanina Admiral Pavel Nakhimov. Photo credit: Admiral Pavel Nakhimov's name was lettered in the history of the Russian Navy with gold, and with his own blood into Sevastopol's history. Russian admiral has became the symbol of Sevastopol-city heroic defense during the Crimean War of 1853-1856. It was under his leadership that the city managed to stand for almost a year, and the persistent resistance of Sevastopol defenders did not allow the enemy to advance further into Russia. “He serves 24 hours a day.” The military history of Russia knows many...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Vladimir Emelianenko Photo from Dragana Trifkovic's VKontakte page The rise of racism and Nazism in Europe presents a challenge to the world as a new global human rights system needs to be built. Dragana Trifkovic, political scientist, director of the Belgrade Center for Geostrategic Studies, and OSCE observer from Serbia, spoke about the first steps in this direction and where the human rights movement was heading in an interview with Russkiy Mir. – Why did you agree to become a member of the public International Tribunal on Ukraine formed in the spring of this year? – I...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Sergey Starostin. Photo courtesy of Vladislav Khramtsov There is a group of the Moscow ethnographer's fans in the social network known as “Sergey Starostin: Maitre of Russian Folk”. It has fifteen thousand subscribers. Sergey Starostin has been collecting Russian indigenous culture in ethnographic expeditions through cities, towns, and villages for more than forty years. The collected materials do not lie on his desk collecting dust. They are interspersed with the music of Russian rock musicians who feel honored to invite the maître for joint music-making,...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Photo: Jubilate Choir, Argentina Svetlana Smetanina There is the Jubilate Choir in the small Argentine town of Bariloche. It has been performing Russian, including Orthodox, sacred music for more than 15 years. Olga Ludkova, the choir's founder and director and Russian compatriot, shared how Argentinians became interested in Russian songs. – Your choir's male ensemble recently won first place at the Crystal Chapel International Festival of Sacred Music. It is a marvel that the contest of sacred music is won by a group from remote Argentina which...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina­ Russian Language department was opened at the Savitribai Phule University, not far from Mumbai in 1964, amidst of the heyday of Soviet-Indian friendship. Even today Indian students continue Russian studies and carry up a friendly attitude towards Russia. Dr. Anagha Bhat-Behere discussed the relationships of Indian university with Russian colleagues. – On May 13, students of the Savitribai Phule University of Pune took part in The Great Patriotic War in Poems international poetry competition. Was it challenging for your students? How did they choose which poems to recite? Do they study...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: RussianLanguage

Elena Khruleva Photo: "House of Cards". American cartoon, 1904 / Many countries maintain a positive attitude towards Russia unlike Western liberal democracies, confirms the annual global poll, commissioned by the Alliance of Democracies, an NGO founded by former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The advocacy organization can hardly be called an independent research center. The survey was conducted in 52 countries in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. The results of the study showed a great contrast in the positions of the western countries and the rest of the world....

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Politics


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Photo credit: The portrait of Mendeleev in the robes of Doctor of Laws of the University of Edinburgh, painted by I. E. Repin. 1885; watercolor// (Public domain) A new project launched by the Russian House in Buenos Aires will acquaint Internet users with the life... .
The monument to Soviet tankers in Narva. Photo credit: Leon Petrosyan / (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Estonian authorities have begun dismantling the T-34 memorial tank in Narva, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the ERR portal. It will be removed from the... .
Photo credit: M. Denisov / (CC BY 4.0) The Latvian authorities intend to limit the use of the Russian language in public places. Minister of Justice Janis Bordans announced the development of the relevant law, RIA Novosti reports. Bordans underlined... .