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Svetlana Smetanina The I International online contest “Balalaika - Soul of Russia” brought together participants from all over the country, as well as from Ukraine, Belarus, and the Donetsk People's Republic. Mikhail Kiselev, director of the Moscow festival "Balalaika - Soul of Russia", said that today balalaika was associated not only with folk tunes, but quite modern music, and even jazz. – Balalaika - Soul of Russia is a project that has been in existence for about 10 years. But previously, the festival organizers did not hold balalaika contests. Why was it decided differently this year? ...

29.04.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov In February, the House of Russia Abroad launched Portraits of Women in the Russian Scientific Community Abroad in the 20th Century, a series of public lectures. In the lead-up to International Women's Day, we talked with Natalia Masolikova, the author of the series, about how Russian women emigrants made their way to scientific heights, and what united them despite all the differences in characters and destinies. Natalia Masolikova. Photo credit: House of Russia Abroad Without glass ceiling – Russian women scientist abroad is a rather uncommon topic. It is a borderline between...

20.03.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Vladimir Emelianenko The building of the State Historical Museum on Red Square. Photo credit: Marcin Konsek / ru.wikipedia.org On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the State Historical Museum begins a large-scale renovation. The scope includes the main building of the museum on Red Square, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the Novodevichy Convent, and other objects. However, the museum will be open for visitors. Aleksey Levykin, the museum director, told the Russkiy Mir about the restoration, new exhibitions, and interactive projects of the State Historical Museum. – Was the museum seriously...

28.02.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Photo: Fyodor Savintsev and his dog Urfin Fyodor Savintsev is engaged in photojournalism for about 20 years. His attention recently has been drawn to Russian "dachas" - country houses that might seem to be of a dime-a-dozen type and are scattered throughout the Arkhangelsk region. This photo project was shortlisted by the World Photo contest in 2020. Fyodor shares why he's so interested in this Russian cultural phenomenon. Fyodor introduces himself: I am a native of Moscow, although I constantly travel from one region to another as a photojournalist and chronicle photographer. Last year, for example, I spent a...

22.02.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina Photo credit: https://ru.wikipedia.org/ Today Russian ballet is a world-famous brand. It was Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian ballerina, who made it this way more than a hundred years ago. She was the one who suggested Sergei Diaghilev to include ballet performances in his Saison Russe. And soon the whole world was at Pavlova's feet. February 12 marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of this outstanding woman, whose name is remembered and whose talent is still admired all over the world. Anna Pavlova was born into the family of a soldier and a laundress. It would seem that fate could not...

16.02.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina Vasily Lanovoy at the monument to Ivan Varavva opening. Photo credit: eva.ru Vasily Lanovoy used to call himself a "theater soldier". But he can actually be called a soldier of the bygone but great era and rightfully so - he did not betray its ideals and did not exchange them for something material and transitory. Therefore, he will stay in our hearts as the very soul of the purest and most worthy memories about that time, as an image of a human being and man. Vasily Lanovoy has passed away… Yes, it is about age – he turned 87 on January 16. Yes, it is about sudden...

04.02.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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