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Vladimir Emelianenko Guzel Yakhina. Photo credit: literaturno.com Guzel Yakhina has gained international fame and appreciation with Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes and The Children of Mine, her two books translated into 31 languages, as well as with the Big Book literary prize and Book of the Year award. The writer told Russkiy Mir about the choice between screenwriting and literature, her attitude to criticism and scandals, as well as her understanding of the historical novel in general. – Have you heard of being compared to J.K. Rowling? She also could not publish the Harry Potter series for a long time,...

16.12.2020
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov The fact that the Russian chess school is the second to none in the world is well-known to everyone in Africa who is aware of how the pieces move on the board. The fact that this is so is best known to Nadezhda Marochkina, an athlete and coach living in Senegal. On the continent, Russian chess players are treated with true reverence and even concealed fear - almost as if they were magicians. During seven years of her life in Africa, Nadezhda Marachkina, a native of Kirov, has managed to join the national chess team of Senegal and become the champion of West Africa. She has been admitted into the...

12.12.2020
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Array

Svetlana Smetanina There is a monument to Helena Antipoff, a Russian woman, in Brazil. She was a child psychologist and teacher who transformed the entire school system in this country. It was Helena Antipoff who managed to make a difference in attitude towards children with special needs. She also developed an education system for gifted children. Her legacy includes departments of psychology at local universities, a network of rural schools, and centers for gifted children, as well as the very system of public school education in Brazil that she has founded. Helena Antipoff, the 1930s. Photo credit:...

07.12.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Svetlana Smetanina This year marks the centenary of the Russian exodus. Above all, it is meant to commemorate our compatriots who greatly contributed to the achievements of mankind with their work and talent. Alexander M. Poniatoff, the creator of the video recorder, was one of those people. His name was inscribed in the world history of inventions. Alexander M. Poniatoff, 1968. Photo credit: Museum of History of Kazan University “A man’s life is not complete unless he has made a contribution to humanity” Mentioning the name of Alexander Poniatoff, a White Guard and an...

30.11.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Svetlana Smetanina November 19 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Fyodorovich Krusenstern (Adam Johann von Krusenstern) who led the first Russian circumnavigation of the Earth. It was this voyage that enabled Russia to become one of the world's maritime powers and empowered Russian seafarers to discover Antarctica a few years later. Vitaly Sychev, a member of the RGS and UNESCO expert, tells about Ivan Krusenstern’s role in popularization of Russian science, as well as in establishment of the Russian Geographical Society that turns 175 these days. Monument to Ivan Krusenstern in St. Petersburg....

24.11.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Elena Aizenberg Photo: Alexander Rahr Alexander Rahr, a renowned German political expert, historian and publicist, shared his opinion on the impact that the October Revolution of 1917 had on the subsequent history of Russia, the Russian people and the Russian diaspora. Would Hitler have attacked Russia if it had not been for the USSR? Would bourgeois Russia become a highly developed state? What did the October Revolution bring and what did it take away? How did Russian emigrants live away from their homeland? Alexander Rahr answered many sensitive questions in a conversation with Elena Aizenberg. ...

24.11.2020
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

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