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Alexander Ryazantsev As it was reported before, the Municipal Educational Council in San Francisco has taken a decision to paint over the murals on the walls of the local George Washington High School. According to the Russian Community Council of the USA (KSORS), it was recommended by the Reflection and Action Group designated by San Francisco municipal School District. What is so remarkable about these paintings and why is the situation so interesting for the Russkiy Mir? Actually, the thirteen panels of The Life of George Washington mural were painted in 1935-1936 by Viktor Arnautoff, a...

15.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Yana Gordienko  The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine* started reviewing the controversial bill “On ensuring functioning of Ukrainian as the state language” in the second reading. Its authors believe that development of Ukrainian language as “original language of the titular nation” to be the main task in effort to strengthen national identity of the Ukrainians and preserve national culture, traditions, customs, and historical memory of the Ukrainian nation. It sounds nicely, but what's there behind the façade?.. The current process has the following background. A year ago,...

11.03.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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

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

Alla Berezovskaya Compatriots in Riga commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The conference of Baltic human rights advocates was held there. Representatives from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia took part in it. And though the occasion was sort of heartwarming – anniversary commemoration, most of participants spoke with concern and regrets about worsening of human rights crisis in their countries. Does it mean that today the declaration adopted by the UN in 1948 as the universal document is nothing more than a letter to Santa Claus?.. The founder of the...

16.12.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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