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Svetlana Smetanina That's what Mikhail Tarkovsky says about himself, “My way of life is hunting, and writing is a reflex." When he says 'hunting' he means it quite literary for he's been hunting since 1986 in Bakhta village, Turukhasnk district. Though, today Mikhail Tarkovsky is, first of all, a writer. In the end of 2017 he published his new book The Flight of an Owl, which “can be prescribed” to those who worries too much about Russia. Once you’ve read it, you are guaranteed to feel better, really. Gates to Russia Who knows what would have happened to Mikhail if he hadn’t left Moscow 30...

11.02.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina Russian compatriots from all over Australia carried flags and banners supporting Russian Olympians at the People's Friendship parade inn Adelaide on January 26th. The march organizer, director of House of Russian Culture Vladimir Yezhov recounts how such unusual action was made possible. - How did you have that idea – to parade in support of our Olympians? - In early December IOC has announced under which conditions Russian athletes could not take part in Winter Olympics-2018: no flag at the Olympics opening, no possibility to play Russian anthem in case of victory. These...

30.01.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

In recent years, Russia has been becoming a more and more attractive country for those seeking a higher education. In the past academic year alone, the number of foreign student in Russian institutions of higher education rose by almost 10%, and their number has increased 1.5 times since 2010. In their responses, the students themselves tell us about how they liked living and learning in Russia. Students from developing countries come to study in Russia, as do students from developed countries, like Spain, France, Australia, and so forth. During the 2016-2017 academic year alone, the influx of European students to Russian...

28.01.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Sofia Gubaidulina is 86 years old. She is, without exaggeration, one of the most influential composers of the second half of the 20th century. For over twenty years Sofia Asgatovna has lived in a small house in Germany and doesn’t make very many public appearances. Our colleagues, reporters for the German Russian-language publication Russkoe pole, met with her and discussed her life in Germany and connection to Russia, current developments in music, and what’s happening in the world. — Sofia Asgatovna, how are you getting along in this place, where there are just a few houses among the forests and fields? Do you get...

23.12.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Boris Serov In September and October of 2017, a Russian expedition organized by the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation visited the Maclay Coast in Papua New Guinea, which was discovered by the famous explorer who gave the Foundation its name. To learn about this corner of the Earth (practically unknown to Russians) and his encounter with the descendants of the Papuans who received Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay 150 years ago, we spoke with the explorer’s descendant Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay, Jr. – Mr. Miklouho-Maclay, the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation for Preserving Ethnocultural Heritage had a plan for a large driving expedition...

30.11.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Anna Genova [Photo: choosetoteach.ru] The idea for the Teacher for Russia program originated with two graduates from Saint Petersburg State University, Alena Makovich and Elena Yarmanova after they came across Teach for All, a major international network of nongovernmental social enterprises. Four years have passed since then, and this year the Russian program celebrated its first graduating class. In this interview, the program’s founders and staff tell Russkiy Mir how to put into practice the postulate, “All children will become the authors of their own lives.” The cofounders of the Teacher for Russia...

17.11.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

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