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Sergey Vinogradov A videoconference commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Encounter of the Soviet and American armies at the Elbe River brought together historians, political experts, and military officers from a dozen countries of the world. The very first speeches refocused the teleconference bridge and turned it into discussion of current issues, such as the pandemic faced by the world, and the need to join forces in presence of a common threat. Speakers from academic lecture halls and scientific libraries, those wearing space suits and Indian turbans, officers in military uniforms and re-enactors in...

03.05.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Vyacheslav Nikonov Lenin was literary woven of paradoxes. The particularly tragic one was that "the most humane person," as Vladimir Mayakovsky called him, appreciated a humane the least. Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) took a prominent place in the pantheon of great and rather paradoxical characters playing the major role in the world history. No other person in our country’s chronicle could be comparable with him in scale of influence on Russia and the world. Up to date, he is probably still one of the most published authors on the planet: by the end of the Soviet period, his works were published in 125...

24.04.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Photo credit: russiansails2020.ru Russian sailing vessels – the Kruzenshtern, the Sedov and the Pallada - have triumphantly completed the passage from Russia to the southern part of the Atlantic in the wings of the Sails of the World, the round-the-world expedition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery by Russian seafarers and the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. For three months, ships with Russian and foreign cadets on board covered a distance of over 32 thousand nautical miles. The passage to Antarctica ended with a 200-mile sailing regatta. ...

10.04.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

The first Winter School of the Russian language was held for Japanese citizens at Pacific State University (Khabarovsk). At the request of students, the opening of the Winter School was timed to coincide with the Russian winter holiday - Maslenitsa. The students used their spare time to get acquainted with the sights of the Khabarovsk Territory. Photo credit: pnu.edu.ru Pacific State University, which includes the Khabarovsk branch of the Asian-Pacific Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, has been organizing educational and cultural events for Japanese citizens for...

18.03.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Irina Kirilina Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II, wrote in her memoirs: “…the only sovereign houses that were not related to the Romanovs were the Habsburgs, the Bourbons and the House of Braganza ...” Russian grand dukes used to marry foreign princesses, and princesses married rulers of other states. Here we will share how a daughter of Yaroslav the Wise became the Queen Consort of France, a granddaughter of Catherine the Great ruled in Weimar and participated in the Congress of Vienna, and a niece of Alexander of Russia was appointed as the regent in Greece. ...

06.03.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Alekseeva The world of sports, and not only sports, was shocked by the expected and yet unexpected news - Maria Sharapova officially announced her retirement from tennis, which she dedicated 28 out of nearly 33 years of her life to. It is inconceivable, but probably really enough. Even if Maria has not been in the top ten or even in the top hundred for quite a while, she will forever stay in the history of women's tennis as one of its most prominent players. Once Nick Bollettieri, the founder and head of the famous tennis school in Florida, which brought up twelve World’s number ones, including Maria...

01.03.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports

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