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Svetlana Smetanina For a long time very little was known about life of white émigrés in Turkey. Although it was Constantinople that became the main transfer site for hundreds of thousands of refugees from Russia after the October Revolution and the Civil War. Perhaps this gap would not have been filled for a very long time if it were not for the selfless work of our compatriot Marina Sigirji. A few days ago she presented her book “Thank you, Constantinople! In the footsteps of white émigrés in Turkey” in the House of Russian Émigré Community. Marina Sigirji moved to Turkey ten years...

29.11.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Alla Berezovskaya Constitutional Court of Latvia has debarred Russian-speaking children of the right to study in their native language, even in private schools recently. Previously, such a resolution was passed by the government and supported by the president. According to explanatory notes to the court decision, it was done taking into account “historical circumstances,” “prolonged occupation and Russification.” Let us recall that in April last year the same judges upheld amendments to the law on education, providing that all public schools should teach in Latvian. Despite the arguments of professional experts and...

20.11.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Anna Genova The market of computer games is huge and extends back for a few decades. The Russian subject line in video games has not lost its popularity for many years. In this review, we will present the most impressive games by foreign studios, stories of which are somehow connected with Russia. There is the mysterious island of Syberia in the video game universe. It is inhabited with mammoths; Baba Yaga and Nightingale the Robber live on it; it is the place for adventures on the Trans-Siberian Railway during the October Revolution, tank battles of the World War II and much more. Syberia ...

15.11.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

Sergey Vinogradov Yaroslavl has hosted the 13th Assembly of the Russkiy Mir, which was dedicated to commemoration and glory of the Russian world. Yaroslavl has never lacked glory and reasons for commemoration – it is one of the oldest cities in Russia that crossed the millennial threshold; it was the stronghold of mass resistance during the Time of Troubles, as well as the birthplace of Russian theater. And Yaroslavl is the first Russian Christian city on the Volga and the oldest city (of the existing ones) on the main Russian river. Yaroslavl is not a million city, and it there are no ski resorts or sea beaches. But it...

14.11.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergey Vinogradov As the Russkiy Mir reported, the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence will allocate four rooms for Russian icons. The masterpieces by Russian iconographers will be exhibited for the first time in a permanent exhibition and will be included in the main itinerary of one of the oldest museums in Europe. The exposition will include 78 icons that were brought to Italy in the 18th and 19th centuries. Experts believe that the most valuable icons from the Uffizi collection were painted by Kirill Ulanov, one of the most outstanding iconographers of the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries and the master of the...

30.10.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Religion

British cartoon of 1877 Editor’s Office of the Russkiy Mir Portal 16.10.2019 News Media Company Rossiya Segodnya (Russian Today), has presented results of the investigation on Western media’s publications about Russia. Octopus 1 is an informal name of the project. It references to traditional image of Russia as an octopus in Western cartoons, which dates back about one and a half centuries. Each of us has a certain idea of what Western media write about Russia. Obviously, the image that they replicate is not the most likable. However, all of that is understandable only at the level of...

21.10.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Politics

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