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Svetlana Smetatina  On June 12 participants of the Friendship Train Berlin–Moscow 2018 project came back to Moscow having completed 9 different routes around Russian regions. They have been to Saint – Petersburg, Crimea, Sochi, Vologda, Nizhny Novgorod, the Baikal Lake and even Chechnya. The strongest impression of the trip is common desire of people from different countries to live in peace and friendship unshakable by anti-Russian propaganda.   We are All Alike, Though We Speak Different Languages  A unique project in its kind of true people’s diplomacy was launched...

17.06.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina On May 5, one of the Baltic fleet's ships left Kroonstad carrying on board representatives of the Western military district, Moscow Religious Academy and members of the Bow to the Ships of the Great Victory expedition. Their purpose is to tribute the honoured dead of the Soviet submarines lost while forcing German mine obstacles. Konstantin Bogdanov, the leader of the project talks about this unusual initiative. - The Expedition project has been in place for the last 10 years. How did it all begin? How did you come up with the idea to look for the lost military submarines? ...

30.05.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina Many events dedicated to the Victory Day to be held on this holiday season in London and other cities of Great Britain. Most of them would never happened without the volunteers' assistance. This challenging job is held by the Russian Voluntary Bureau. Its director Ekaterina Chernyaeva explains how the Voluntary Service became the part of the people’s diplomacy. - How was born the idea to set up the Russian Voluntary Bureau? The idea has emerged in 2010, when the 65th anniversary of the Victory of the World War 2 was celebrated in...

08.05.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Andrei Pravov [Photo: sputniknews.lt] “It’s a Russian tradition to listen to the BBC at night.” The older generation who lived in the USSR during the Brezhnev years should remember this simple one liner. Younger folks don’t remember this, but quite a few Soviet people really did have the habit of cranking up their radio receivers in the evenings. It took a good bit of determination to make out the meaning of what the foreign news anchor was saying on “Voice of America,” “Radio Liberty,” or the BBC. It’s like how these days—whether they stayed home or moved to another...

21.01.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Polina Skolkova Until the end of the 15th century, the new year began on 1 March in Old Rus (as in Ancient Rome), and then until the end of the 17th century it began on 1 September (as in Byzantium). With his decree “On Celebrating the New Year” at the end of 1699, Peter the Great replaced the practice of counting years “from the creation of the world” to “from the birth of Christ.” Since then, Russia has celebrated the New Year in European fashion. With one flourish of the pen, Peter the Great transferred Rus from the year 7208 to 1700. Then, the tsar cited the tradition of “European Christian countries,” including...

30.12.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Some people associate contemporary business society with values that are very far from Christian ones. Someone views this as a greed, feels a desire to get rich using others, thinks that business and honesty contradict each other. But the life proofs opposite. Door Manufacturer company Kelso works for almost 40 years in sunny Australia, very far from Russian borders. Kelso director is a hereditary Old Believer, 71 years old  Mikhail Ovchinnikov. Milkhail Moiseevich is full of energy and keeps pace with so many things that it's easy to envy him. Businessman, community activist and philanthropist proves with his life that...

22.12.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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