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Anna Genova “Sometimes I wandered about a huge park in the center of New York and, looking at the skyscrapers that bordered it, thought with cold fury about wonderful American orchestras that didn’t care about my music…” Sergei Prokofiev wrote in 1918, immediately after emigration. The audience listening to The Love for Three Oranges, his opera, would never think that the composer of this brilliant sunny music could speak that bitterly about the country where he had his first real success. And that 18 years later, he would finally return to Russia and see new openings for both life and creativity. ...

10.05.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Photo: The Center for International Education of NAU “Life of young people during pandemics in Russia and the US” is the topic of Zoom conversation between Lomonosov MSU students and the Russkiy Mir classroom - NAU (Northern Arizona University). The meeting host is Larisa Brener, Europe and Eurasia Initiatives Coordinator at NAU, Flagstaff, Arizona. - We greet everyone here. Today is the last day on this semester, but we hope that it’s going to continue for a long time! Today’s topic is the life of contemporary youth, students. We encourage you to tell us about...

07.05.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Svetlana Smetanina The I International online contest “Balalaika - Soul of Russia” brought together participants from all over the country, as well as from Ukraine, Belarus, and the Donetsk People's Republic. Mikhail Kiselev, director of the Moscow festival "Balalaika - Soul of Russia", said that today balalaika was associated not only with folk tunes, but quite modern music, and even jazz. – Balalaika - Soul of Russia is a project that has been in existence for about 10 years. But previously, the festival organizers did not hold balalaika contests. Why was it decided differently this year? ...

29.04.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Editor's office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) A sign of the new era is vaccine tourism to Russia.  Foreigners are officially allowed to be vaccinated against coronavirus in the country. And it is quite easy to do this, whereas in most European countries those wishing to get vaccinated will have to stay for a long time on the waitlist. There were plenty of people willing to buy such an unusual tour. The Germans were the first to come to Moscow for the life-saving vaccine. A few days ago, the first 50...

21.04.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

The Adventures of Dennis ин Victor Dragunsky were translated into Marathi. COURTESY SOVIET LITERATURE IN MARATH When he was about 9 or 10 years old, Devadatta Rajadhyaksha read the book The Adventures of Dennis, by Victor Dragunsky. Rajadhyaksha was mesmerized by naughty little Dennis, who kept grass snakes, lizards, and frogs in his pockets, made funny faces in front of the mirror, and liked to hop and skip. The book was originally written in Russian, but Rajadhyaksha read the book in his mother tongue, Marathi, as Dennis Chya Goshti. Rajadhyaksha is now in his forties, and the...

20.04.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

Sergey Vinogradov Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland. “When I stop by a gas station, almost every time someone offers me to buy my Zhiguli,” our...

14.04.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

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