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Elena Pletnyova  On the first day of February, an event dedicated to the world of Soviet children's books was held at the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam). It was moderated by Ellen Rutten, a specialist in Slavic studies from the University of Amsterdam. Historians, illustrators and collectors of Soviet children's literature, as well as translators of Russian literature shared about the history of children's books, starting with the post-revolutionary times. The Soviet children's literature has been examined in Netherlands from various aspects. They take in...

08.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Alla Beresovskaya 29.01.2019 White stillness. These are the first words to come to mind when you stand at the top platform of the Salaspils memorial and look down at a huge snow-covered field where once camp barracks were located with gallows towering over them. Seven giant figures casted from coarse concrete and put onto the bare ground have been the only guards of the stillness for many years. This concentration camp was known as "white hell"… Survivors of the Leningrad siege living in Riga and former juvenile prisoners of fascist concentration camps arrived to Salaspils...

06.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov Photo: Portrait of Alexander Suvorov drawn by J H Schmidt from life, 1800 This year marks the 220th anniversary of the Russian army under command of Alexander Suvorov crossing the Alps. The map with the route of the military operation, which became the part of world history and elevated Suvorov to the rank of genius commanders, can be found in textbooks, and not only the Russian ones. But the path of the Suvorov’s army in the mountains of Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein could be followed all over again only at the turn of the XIX and XX...

04.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

DAU feature by Ilya Khrzhanovsky dedicated to Nobel-prize winning famous Soviet physicist Lev Landau was just premiered in France. It induced contradictory opinions, but unanimously was called the longest and one of the most original biopics ever. Lev Landau, the center character of the film, was also contradictory person in life and a true science genius. There's a true story of his life told by Alina Terekhova.    Lev Landau, the Nobel Prize Winner to be, completed his high school education when he was 13. At the age of 14, Lev entered the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and...

29.01.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Photo credit: may9.ru Editorial office of Russkiy Mir Portal On January 17, the first meeting of the working group of the Russian Historical Society (RHS) took place under the chairmanship of Sergey Naryshkin. It was dedicated to arrangements for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Eastern Europe from fascism. More than 100 million people Opening the meeting, the Chairman of the Russian Historical Society Sergey Naryshkin recalled the words of the English writer Bernard Shaw, which he had said in the early days of the Great...

21.01.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Which Russian dessert is in the world top 25, do foreigners like aspic and what, according to a foreigner, is strange about Russian crepes?  Let's talk about the most typical for Russian and atypical for guests from abroad Russian cuisine.    Kholodets (Aspic) This dish traditionally has a lead in the "ugly contest of Russian dishes." Foreigners are quite frank: they do not understand why someone would make jelly unsweetened and cook it with meat. They are used to the fact that jelly is a dessert! If you mention...

19.01.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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