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Alla Berezovskaya The UN Security Council held an online meeting of experts on the Situation with National Minorities and the Glorification of Nazism in the Baltic and Ukraine. The UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Fernand de Varennes said that the rights of Russian speakers in the Baltic States and Ukraine had been violated. What else did they talk about at the meeting? Perhaps, it was the first time in the past thirty years, that such an authoritative and influential platform responsible for maintaining international peace as the UN Security Council gave the floor not merely to...

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Subject: Politics

Dmitry Smolev Stepan Erzia. The Man from Chaco. Replica (tinted plaster). Photo credit: Stepan Erzia International Art Foundation The Erzia Center in Moscow houses a collection of unique sculptural replicas. Most of them are the casts from the artist's works kept in South America, although there are some originals as well. Stepan Erzia was a Mordvin sculptor who lived in Soviet Russia and Argentina. International Art Foundation after his name was based in Shcherbinka near Moscow until recently and then moved to the Moscow city. A part of the 1934 building was thoroughly reconstructed....

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Subject: Culture

Polina Menshova, Aigul Yusupova There is a dialect of Russian called Alaskan Russian. It dates back to the second half of the 18th century when Alaska was owned by Russia. The locals had to somehow communicate with Russian manufacturers and merchants. As a result of this communication, a special dialect was born. And although Alaska ceased to be a part of Russia for more than fifty years, the dialect has survived. It is still used in several localities, the main one being the village of Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula. But the phenomenon of Alaskan Russian is not only about linguistics and not so much about it. It is...

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Subject: Diaspora

Olga Dvoryanova First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs and Chairman of the Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov has stated that the United States is conducting an "anti-Russian month" escalating the situation on the Ukrainian border and pushing NATO infrastructure closer to Russia in the process. Along with its claims that Russia is allegedly preparing an "invasion" of Ukrainian territory, the U.S. makes attempts to damage relations between Moscow and Kiev even more and to push the NATO infrastructure closer to the Russian borders. This is what First...

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Subject: Politics

Maxim Khodykin "Superpower," "Red Empire," "Country of victorious socialism," "Colossus on clay feet," and even "Prison of nations" - just a few definitions that are still used for the country that demised 30 years ago. Although the USSR disappeared from the political scene irreversibly, it has forever remained in the memory, and not only of its former residents. For seven decades, the world used to follow the successes and failures of the Soviet experiment. There were those that feared the eastern neighbour, others attempted to adopt the Marxism-Leninism model. ...

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Subject: Politics

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir portal MacDougall's Auction House, the British auction house specialising in Russian Russian art, has held another important auction in London on December 1. There were more than 40 lots such as items of Russian art and history. The letter from Catherine the Great on the benefits of vaccination against smallpox is particularly noteworthy. The unique document was sold for almost 1 mln. pounds. Let's take this opportunity to recall the story of how the empress had promoted vaccination in Russia. Portrait of the Empress Catherine the Great by Dmitry Levitsky, around 1793 ...

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Subject: History


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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Russian students celebrate Tatyana's Day on January 25, which is officially called the Day of Russian Students and has been celebrated since 2005, Parliamentary Newspaper writes. Various celebrations, public events and actions are held throughout... .
Photo credit: Free-Photos / Foreign musicians often turn to the performance of famous Russian songs. They record Russian and Soviet hits not for the Russian-speaking audience, but for local fans. REN TV spoke about the growing popularity of Russian-style parties in... .
Photo credit: M. Denisov / (CC BY 4.0) Over the past year, Moscow has become safer, as well as improved ecology and medicine. This is evidenced by the Numbeo ranking of cities. The ranking is compiled on the basis of Internet voting. In the crime category, Moscow was named... .
Photo credit: The All-Russian Children's Center "Ocean" / Russian cosmonaut Nikolai Chub, who was preparing for a trip to the United States to train at the Lyndon Johnson Space Center, has been denied a US visa. The cosmonaut , whose flight to the... .
Photo credit: V. Novikov / Press Service of the Mayor and Government of Moscow / (CC BY 4.0) Moscow has applied to host the World Universal Exhibition (EXPO) in 2030. If Moscow wins the bid, it will be the first time Russia hosts the largest exhibition in the world, the... .