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Sergey Vinogradov On the Pilgrim Summers in Alaska are short. And the breath of winter is felt from early fall. Famous Russian traveler Sergey Sinelnik knows this better than most people. Since 2019, he has been sailing on an exact replica of the medieval Slavic longboard named Pilgrim. The journey has taken him to the northernmost American state. This year's voyage is over; next spring, Sinelnik and his crew will sail along the Northern Sea Route to Russia Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as American and Canadian rivers and lakes, hauling the Pilgrim across the United States on a truck, wintering...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Travel

Julia Goryacheva Sergey Olyunin is the founder and co-owner of the Names and Epochs, the museum of plasticine mini-sculpture located in the Izmailovo Kremlin in the east of Moscow. The artist elaborates Russkiy Mir on how this project came about and on its major exhibitions - The Pillars of the Empire, The Tragedy of Russian Time of Troubles, and The Tales of Old Moscow. Sergey Olyunin – Sergey, how did your Names and Epochs Mini-Sculpture Museum come about? – We kept a collection of figures of world history characters in our house for many years. It had been made by two...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina RSL - Reboot 2021: Lessons from the Pandemic forum brought together teachers of Russian as a foreign language from all over Russia and abroad to Moscow. The head of the forum organizing committee Oleg Ilyasov talks about the new lessons RSL teachers have learned during the pandemic. – RSL - Reboot 2021: Lessons from the Pandemic, a large-scale forum, has just ended. Was it held for the first time? – Our colleague Alyona Kalvinkovskaya has started to implement this idea back in 2018 and held an informal forum, i.e. a meeting of authors of RSL textbooks. Then there was a pause for...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: RussianLanguage

Svetlana Smetanina Kevin De Ridder is a recent student and now is a state worker from Belgium, who learned Russian language by his own. He took part in the Leaders of Russia contest. He told the Russkiy Mir about his love for Russian language and plans to open youth branch of the Russian Geographical Society in Belgium. Kevin De Ridder - Not so long ago you've become a winner of the Russian language olympiad. How did you become interested in learning Russian language? - I've heard this amazing language for the...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Photo: The Center for International Education of NAU “Life of young people during pandemics in Russia and the US” is the topic of Zoom conversation between Lomonosov MSU students and the Russkiy Mir classroom - NAU (Northern Arizona University). The meeting host is Larisa Brener, Europe and Eurasia Initiatives Coordinator at NAU, Flagstaff, Arizona. - We greet everyone here. Today is the last day on this semester, but we hope that it’s going to continue for a long time! Today’s topic is the life of contemporary youth, students. We encourage you to tell us about...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Svetlana Smetanina The I International online contest “Balalaika - Soul of Russia” brought together participants from all over the country, as well as from Ukraine, Belarus, and the Donetsk People's Republic. Mikhail Kiselev, director of the Moscow festival "Balalaika - Soul of Russia", said that today balalaika was associated not only with folk tunes, but quite modern music, and even jazz. – Balalaika - Soul of Russia is a project that has been in existence for about 10 years. But previously, the festival organizers did not hold balalaika contests. Why was it decided differently this year? ...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture


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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The festival of new Russian cinema started on October 19 in Antalya. Over the course of six evenings, viewers are going to watch six films by contemporary Russian directors with Turkish subtitles. The program also includes concerts and a screening... .
Photo credit: Paul Delaroche. The Portrait of Peter I / fragment / (Public Domain) The ''Fruitful cooperation. Common medical history of Russia and the Netherlands'' exhibition has been launched online. The exposition is dedicated to the cooperation of... .
Photo credit: Pyotr Zabolotsky. Portrait of M. Lermontov in the mentics of the Life Guards Hussar Regiment. Fragment. 1837 / (CC BY 4.0) A monument to Mikhail Lermontov has been installed in Kranj (Slovenia), TASS reports. The opening ceremony of the monument took place the... .
Photo credit: pixel2013 / The main award of the Andrei Stenin Photojournalism Competition went to two photographers at once, RIA Novosti reports.   The Grand Prix was awarded to photographer Maria Gelman from St. Petersburg her "М+T" photo series. It... .