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International Mother Language Day, celebrated at the initiative of UNESCO on February 21, is anticipated with anxiety in Kabardino-Balkaria. The reason is the local draft legislation "On Education" passed by the regional legislature in a first reading in September 2013. Among other things, the bill proposes to introduce the mandatory learning of native languages for their speakers from grades 1st to 4th. There are proposals to introduce the teaching of other subjects in the native language until the fourth and even the seventh grades. The project opponents and adherents are divided into three camps. Some support the draft bill, others insist...

21.02.2014
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Miscellaneous

On January 11 we celebrate Nature Preserve and National Park Day – a beleaguered and traumatized holiday. Ecologists have a readymade diagnosis: wherever the latest preserve or national park is be established, you can be sure that the natural environment has already been ruined by man and now the only this left to do its set up a memorial, or a preserve, that is.Nature preserves are popping up in Russia like mushrooms after the rain. As recently as the 1980s there were not that many – 41 nature preserves and 15 parks. Today, however, Russia has 103 preserves and 42 national parks. Moreover, a rank lower, there are more than 1200...

10.01.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Miscellaneous

“Despite all of the measures adopted, the civil aviation market in the Russian Federation has largely been lost by our industrialists, by our manufacturers,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a recent government meeting on civil and military aviation manufacturing in Russia.Nearly 80% of all airplanes for domestic flights are foreign made. The introduction of the main hope of the Russian aviation industry, the medium-range Sukhoi Superjet 100, in light of recent failures is not poised to change this situation for the better.It is sad to read about the degradation of airplane manufacturing in Russia, particularly today,...

29.07.2013
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

Dear Colleagues and Friends! I wholeheartedly wish you a Happy New Year and wonderful Christmas! In saying goodbye to the outgoing year, we remember our difficulties and accomplishments, and for each they are unique, but there is an idea that unites us all regardless of borders and distances.  This is the idea of Russkiy Mir – our own common home and our common aspirations, the idea of a great and spiritual Fatherland. In this past year we have together made a major step forward toward the uniting and strengthening of Russkiy Mir. But its potential has not yet been realized, and there is still much for us to do in order to show...

01.01.2009
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

It would seem that we have thought up all the possible “venues” for communicating with our fellow countrymen abroad – Russian theatres, museums, churches, libraries and foundations. But there are places and events that unite the youth abroad even more tightly than these. One example is Encounter, an international network of urban games. The idea for the game originated in 2001 in Minsk, when Ivan Maslyukov (known as im in the project) envisioned it as an international game, hence its name in English. In the end, however, the game found a rather curious niche, enjoying real popularity in very different countries, but only...

24.04.2008
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

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