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Andrej Vasianin  Photo credit: "Sanctions? We've had this experience before! It is because of these sanctions that we've got more wheat now than they have in America!" says priest Joseph Gleason. "The imposed sanctions will only make us stronger. Russia has huge land, a lot of people, and resources. West cannot stop it." Father Joseph is opening the door of the stable. Elie the cow is mooing with displeasure, the chickens are behind the partition, and two goats are running out of their pen into the yard followed by Kimberly and Julia, the priest's elder...

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Subject: Общество

Isaac Hazan On May 13, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, pilot cosmonaut and double hero of the Soviet Union, celebrated his 80th birthday. Dzhanibekov completed five orbital flights as a spaceship commander, thus becoming the most proficient and merited cosmonaut in the USSR. Here is the report about his last, most dangerous and, perhaps, most challenging flight. On February 11, 1985, the Soviet space station Salyut-7 had an emergency. Communication was lost due to a malfunction. After that, the station was de-energized and went totally out of operation. There was no crew in orbit at that time. The station was operating in...

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Subject: Space

Svetlana Smetanina The Immortal Regiment is a memorial event that is very popular and much-loved by Russian compatriots. This year, participation in it became a real act of civic courage for many people in European countries. However, thousands of people joined it with portraits of their ancestors despite threats, intimidation, and rampant Russophobia. They came to make their position clear: fascism will not be tolerated. Immortal Regiment in Madrid. Photo credit: BP_ Madrid _Press/Telegram No pasaran! This year, the Immortal Regiment marched in Spain for the seventh time. However,...

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Subject: Общество

Konstantin Volkov Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) While Ukraine's efforts are aimed at getting rid of the Russian language, it is still a lingua franca (the language of interethnic communication) not only for all former Soviet republics but also for foreigners who intend to deal with the above states, even if not on Moscow's side. The Institute of Russian Language and Culture of Moscow State University and held an online meeting with teachers of Russian as a foreign language from Europe and the United States to find out the impact that the special operation had on the willingness of students...

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Subject: RussianLanguage

Ekaterina Kutuzova Vyacheslav Nikonov In May 1962, Nikita Khrushchev, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union suggested to deploy Soviet medium-range missiles in Cuba. His idea was later transformed into Operation Anadyr. During the following months, the world was on the brink of a nuclear war that was finally averted. Vyacheslav Nikonov, Ph.D. in history and first deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the State Duma, explains why the Soviet government sent its troops to Liberty Island, how relations between the countries developed after...

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Subject: Politics

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal International Day For Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day has been held for nearly four decades. Russia is among the countries with the largest number of sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. However, experts admit that Russia is still underestimated when it comes to its natural and cultural assets that deserve to be on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Currently, there are 31 heritage sites in Russia that are under UNESCO protection. Eleven of them are natural landmarks, and twenty are cultural sites. They obviously include...

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Subject: Travel


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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... .