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<div style="text-align: justify;">   <p> <font size="4">Sergey Vinogradov</font></p>   <p><i>The Hollywood has seen a lot of celebrities with Russian names – Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood legend and star of Spartacus, was born as Issur Danielovitch, and Oscar-winning Helen Mirren is delighted to be called Elena Vasilievna. The one might think that Yul Brynner, a star of The King and I, spent his whole life trying to forget that he had been born in Vladivostok as Yuliy Borisovich Briner, though, according to the eyewitnesses, he spoke fluent Russian until...

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Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov Photo credit: new.дзержинец-балахна.рф Russian language does not have days off. It is not afraid of pandemics. And sometimes it benefits from self-isolation of those who seek to master it. Having worked online for months, Russian language courses around the world are setting to actively accepts students into offline groups. The Russkiy Mir contacted teachers from different countries and found out that the lockdown and experience in e-teaching opened up new opportunities for specialists in Russian philology. Some of them conceived the idea to develop a system of electronic...

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Subject: RussianLanguage

Tamara Skok The Battle of Chios Strait. Photo credit: Starting from Peter the Great days, Russian glossary of nautical terms was compiled based on Dutch terms. Furthermore, it experienced a significant impact from English, German and Italian terminology. Events associated with naval glory of Russia can be reconstructed through interpretation of those inherent terms. The Battle of Chesma is one of such events. Yevgeny Tarle, a renowned scholar and historian, wrote The Battle of Chesma and the First Russian Expedition to the Archipelago in 1769–1774, a monograph...

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Subject: History

Digital Pre-University Faculty is an international educational programme which aims to prepare foreign students in any corner of the world for the admission at any Russian universities. The project is fully implemented with the use of online technologies. Educational methods of the programme are elaborated according to national and regional features as well as the index of development of information and communication technologies in the country of residence of applicants. The program has been designed to enable students to learn Russian and improve their knowledge of general education subjects up to the level, required for the...

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Subject: Education

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Foundation internet portal The press-center of the Rossiya Segodnya News Agency presents Poland’s Struggle for Eastern Europe in 1920–2020. The book’s authors believe that the current eastern policy of Poland is a complex blend of old geopolitical concepts and undying national fixations.  Renaissance of old ideas Veronika Krasheninnikova, Director General of Institute for Foreign Policy Research and Initiatives and the book’s publisher, emphasized that the authoring team had aimed to case study Poland’s...

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Subject: Общество

Alexandra Beluza Russia Day is celebrated on June 12. 30 years have passed since the signing of the Declaration on State Sovereignty of the RSFSR. This date is especially symbolic on the eve of the constitutional vote. After all, amendments to the Basic Law are not only about social guarantees, the protection of labor rights and the distribution of powers between branches of government. They are also about Russia - about its national interests and values. Photo credit: On June 12, 1990, the first Congress of People's...

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Photo credit: The Russian-speaking society in Norrkoping, Sweden, organized a literary evening dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the outstanding Russian writer Alexander Kuprin. The guests were told about the life of the writer, read excerpts from his iconic works,... .
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Photo credit: a shot from Soldier / The Felix Prize Russian Film Festival opens on September 24 in the Italian province of Lombardy for the third time. The films will be screened in September and October in cinemas in Milan and two other cities in the province, and... .