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Anna Genova Recently, The Spiritual Path of Tchaikovsky by Galina Sizko was presented to the public in the library of the Russian Center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg. The book was contributed and published by Denis von Meck, a descendant of the families of Tchaikovsky and von Meck, the founder of the NF von Meck Charity Foundation and a collector. The Russkiy Mir asked Denis to share about activities of the foundation established by him, and about his collection. – Denis, what is your relationship to Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck? – I am her great-great-great-grandson on...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina According to surveys, when choosing a place of study, more than half of foreign students are guided by the world rankings of the best universities. This year, 25 Russian universities entered the QS World University Rankings 2019-2020, and most of them improved their positions. Lomonosov Moscow State University became the most successful, having risen by six points at once. However, MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichy is sure that Russian education is undervalued. The second Russian university in the QS ranking (84th place) is Novosibirsk State University, which occupied the 231st line and overtook St. Petersburg...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Svetlana Smetanina If you look at Europe from the standpoint of Russian cultural heritage, you can find a lot of interesting things in virtually every country. So why isn’t such material used in lessons of Russian? Initiators of the Living Languages/Living Heritage Project invented an unusual mixture of history and language lessons. Igor Zhukovsky, head of the Russia-Aquitaine Association (Bordeaux, France) tells us what has become of it. – You proposed an interesting initiative - to talk about Russian cultural heritage in the Russian as a foreign language classes. How...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Sergey Vinogradov Special Assignment Airmen, a book by Anna Belorusova, a Russian writer, will be the basis for the exhibition planned at the British town of Bournemouth on the shore of the English Channel. The book tells about the Soviet Airgroup of ace-pilots and the Soviet-British allied cooperation during World War II. Looking for information about her grandfather, the pilot Pyotr Kolesnikov, Anna Belorusova could not ignore the discovered facts and forgotten names which resulted in a book reminding about the Soviet-British allied brotherhood. The developments were...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Anna Genova  The Artigianato e Palazzo Festival (Artisan crafts and Palace) was held in Florence over the weekend. The anniversary 25th edition has been devoted to charity fundraising for time-critical restoration and preservation of the great cultural and artistic legacy of Russian community that resided in Florence in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Festival was founded by Princess Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani, the facilitator of Artigianato e Palazzo and owner of  Studio Torrigiani. The project aims to promote, preserve and hand over the unique knowledge possessed...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Russkiy Mir Editorial   From April 29 to May 3, the 14th Congress of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature takes place in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Specialists in Russian philology from all over the world participate in it. Among them is the General Secretary of the Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (IATRLL), an assistant professor at the Center for Russian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) Minu Bhatnagar. – You are the Secretary-General of...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: RussianLanguage


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Photo credit: Collage by Alina Matlashenko Members of the International Society of Dostoevsky gathered in the United States on Monday, July 15, the website of the Ministry of Culture reports. The 17th symposium devoted to the study of the creative heritage of the... .
Photo credit: USA students will learn Russian in Barnaul city situated on the western banks of the Ob River in the Altai Krai region of Siberia, IA Altai Pravda reports. 10 students from Hobart and William Smith Colleges were placed in local... .
Photo credit: Russian volleyball players became the winners of the League of Nations, which was held in Chicago. In the final, the Russians beat the hosts with a score of 3-1. Russian team won the first League of Nations in 2018, which replaced the World League, TASS... .
Photo credit: The Ministry of Science and Higher Education RSL teachers summer school organized by American Councils for International Education opens in Alexandria nearby Washington, website reports.  The program is unique because... .
Photo credit: Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra celebrates 100th anniversary today, July, 15, TASS reports. This day 100 years ago the musician performed on stage for the first time. According to the artistic director Vladimir Andropov all the coming season... .