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Photo credit: iStock The authorities and social activists of Crimea intend to popularize the Ukrainian language, which is one of the state languages ​​in the region. They intend to hold a forum, round tables and exhibitions on the peninsula to fulfill this task. In 2020, a newspaper and a regional TV program in Ukrainian are also going to be launched in Crimea. The Constitution of the Republic of Crimea recognize three state languages: Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar. Municipal and state institutions indicate their names on all three of them. ...

22.01.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Marina Brovkina On January 17, 1945, during the Warsaw-Poznan operation, Soviet troops liberated the Polish capital from Nazi invaders. It took the Red Army several days to get the Nazis out of the city. Adolf Hitler declared Warsaw a fortress (a German stronghold), and the Wehrmacht generals fiercely resisted, realizing that their defeat would open the direct route to Berlin for Soviet troops. The Red Army, having taken Warsaw, had the opportunity to be near the walls of the Reichstag soon. Warsaw was under enemy occupation since September 28, 1939. The...

17.01.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov The Moscow folk dance ensemble Gzhel welcomed the New Year in Verona and will tour Italy almost until the end of January. The Gzhel was performing in China during the part of December. One of the most touring folk ensembles in Russia spends abroad six months or more per year. And the political upheavals of recent years had little to no effect on its touring schedule. What makes The Gzhel unique is that the show performed for spectators all over the world includes not only Russian songs, dances and rites (as well as art of other Slavic peoples), but also folk artworks and crafts. The dance theater managers told...

13.01.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

Sergey Vinogradov Over the 10 years since its establishment, the Vologda Lace Museum has become one of the world centers of lacemaking. In the past year, the Museum opened an exhibition and gave a master class in Iran, trained lacemakers from the USA and Estonia, exhibited and accepted unique Maltese lace as a gift, as well as participated in other international projects. In the summer of 2020, Vologda will host the Vita Lace, an international lace festival, which will bring together the creme de la creme of global lace community from Finland to Australia. Artisans, who had made Vologda lace famous worldwide 40+ years ago, shared...

08.01.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov In December 1769, the decree on the establishment of the Order of St. George as the highest military decoration of the Russian Empire was signed by Empress Catherine the Great. It was pointed out that the order should not be awarded for the “noble race”, but for “special acts of courage,” that is, for personal valor. In modern times, the Order of St. George, abrogated in 1917, was revived; the statute of the order was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2000. 20 years ago no one really could suspect that a few years later the St. George Ribbon would become the most important patriotic symbol...

13.12.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov There is a place in Finland, where they tell about the history of Russia in 15 languages every day, without a lunchbreak. Sveaborg (or Suomenlinna in Finnish) is a fortress which is now part of Helsinki city limits. It was founded by Sweden in the 18th century, then conquered and reconstructed by Russia, which owned the fortress for more than a hundred years, and passed it to Finland in 1917 following the country’s independence. Sveaborg is considered to be the most visited attraction in Finland (more than a million guests come to the fortress annually) and the only UNESCO site in Helsinki. But...

05.12.2019
Rubric: Array
Subject: Travel

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