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Sergey Vinogradov Few people are aware that Yoko Ono, John Lennon's wife who has spent most of her life in the United States, was brought up under the influence of her Russian aunt, Anna Bubnova. For over half a century, the estate where she grew up has been home to the museum of Alexander Pushkin. The poet had visited the Tver village of Bernovo more than once. The connection of the Japanese wife of the iconic British musician with Russia and Russian culture is described in "Yoko Ono. Legend in the Tver region", a video that won the International Tourism Film Festival in the Best Tourist Destination...

02.08.2022
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Photo courtesy of Alexey Shishkov Saratov-born Alexey Shishkov, a dental technician from Torrevieja, Spain, could drive to work in a different Zhiguli every day of the week if he wanted to. On Monday, he could choose his beige VAZ-2101 or "Kopeyka" and end the weekend in a red VAZ-2105 or Lada. His collection includes all Zhiguli models, as well as Niva and UAZ. The entire car fleet was purchased from Spanish owners. Alexey Shishkov's collection of Soviet cars is probably the largest in Spain. He uses it to drive all over the city and the country delighting both...

22.07.2022
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina Admiral Pavel Nakhimov. Photo credit: histrf.ru 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...

11.07.2022
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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...

19.06.2022
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Elena Khruleva Photo: "House of Cards". American cartoon, 1904 /warspot.ru 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....

07.06.2022
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Politics

Andrej Vasianin  Photo credit: pixabay.com "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...

03.06.2022
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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