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Svetlana Smetanina This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Zworykin, outstanding Russian inventor and the pioneer of television technology. His name was unknown for a long time in Russia. But in the United States, where the inventor lived most of his life, at some point he was under supervision, as the FBI suspected him to be a Russian spy. On October 7-8, the International Scientific Conference on Scientific Worlds of the Russian Émigré Community was held at the House of Russian Émigré Community. One of the reports was dedicated to Vladimir Zworykin, an inventor. The report’s...

14.10.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina The Russian village of Aleksandrovka, an amazing corner of Russian history, has been preserved in one of the districts of Potsdam. The Alexander Nevsky Memorial Church, the oldest surviving Orthodox church in Germany, is located on a mountain nearby. The history behind this village is, first of all, the story of friendship between two royal persons - Frederick William III of Prussia and Alexander I of Russia. Andrei Chernodarov, a historian and cultural expert, told the Russkiy Mir on how this unusual monument came to existence and how it has been preserved. – How did this story appear in your life? How did...

08.10.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov  William Brumfield, a researcher of Russian architecture and Professor of the Tulane University (New Orleans), has travelled thousands of kilometers along passable and impassable roads of the Russian North. Architecture at the End of the Earth, his book published in the USA in 2015, became quite an event in the scientific community. Russian edition of Towards the White Sea has been published this year. While working on the book, the scientist was able to show his worth not only as an architecture researcher and photo artist, but also as an ethnographer and adventure writer to some extent. The...

27.09.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

On August 23, 1939, Moscow signed a sensational non-aggression pact and a secret protocol to it with Berlin. Nowadays, many Western historians and the media consider this agreement almost an evidence of the criminal union of Stalin and Hitler, who divided Eastern Europe between themselves. But did the Soviet leadership have a choice? This is discussed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Military-Historical Society Sergey Ivanov. - When and why did the relations between the USSR and Germany begin to change and whose initiative was it? - In the 1930s, the USSR took a clear anti-fascist, and therefore anti-German...

27.08.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Yulia Goryacheva In the days of the latest anniversary of Saint Petersburg, the Russian émigré community respectfully remembers another significant yet unfairly forgotten Russian name. It is the name of Pyotr Alexeyevitch Dementyev, who was born on May 1, 1849 in Saint Petersburg on the Neva River and founded another St. Petersburg (or St. Pete, as it is called shortly) on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Unfortunate Landlord Here is what the modern American historian Karl Grismer writes about him: “Peter A. Demens, who was born in Russia, should undoubtedly be...

11.06.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Special Assignment Airmen, a book by Anna Belorusova, a Russian writer, will be the basis for the exhibition planned at the British town of Bournemouth on the shore of the English Channel. The book tells about the Soviet Airgroup of ace-pilots and the Soviet-British allied cooperation during World War II. Looking for information about her grandfather, the pilot Pyotr Kolesnikov, Anna Belorusova could not ignore the discovered facts and forgotten names which resulted in a book reminding about the Soviet-British allied brotherhood. The developments were...

03.06.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

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