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Sergey Vinogradov Sergey Starostin. Photo courtesy of Vladislav Khramtsov There is a group of the Moscow ethnographer's fans in the social network known as “Sergey Starostin: Maitre of Russian Folk”. It has fifteen thousand subscribers. Sergey Starostin has been collecting Russian indigenous culture in ethnographic expeditions through cities, towns, and villages for more than forty years. The collected materials do not lie on his desk collecting dust. They are interspersed with the music of Russian rock musicians who feel honored to invite the maître for joint music-making,...

27.06.2022
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Photo: Jubilate Choir, Argentina Svetlana Smetanina There is the Jubilate Choir in the small Argentine town of Bariloche. It has been performing Russian, including Orthodox, sacred music for more than 15 years. Olga Ludkova, the choir's founder and director and Russian compatriot, shared how Argentinians became interested in Russian songs. – Your choir's male ensemble recently won first place at the Crystal Chapel International Festival of Sacred Music. It is a marvel that the contest of sacred music is won by a group from remote Argentina which...

19.06.2022
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Anna Genova    Mstislav Rostropovich, 1965. Photo credit: Semyon Henkin/Russian National Museum of Music, Moscow Rostropovich was perhaps the most recognizable Russian musician of the late 20th century. He was acquainted with presidents and masterminds. Salvador Dali painted his portrait. Elton John traveled to Paris to perform for Rostropovich, and fastidious Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain threw a reception on the occasion of his jubilee at Buckingham Palace. The great musician and educator and cultural ambassador for peace would have recently celebrated his 95th birthday. Destined to be a...

07.04.2022
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina Meet BRICS Art 3D Exhibition Meet BRICS Art is an international project that brings together artists from Russia, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. Their virtual exhibition was opened in January. In addition, the project participants will hold online discussions. For example, they will discuss how artists can participate in the design of the cities of the future for the BRICS countries. Anna Kurumchina, director of the Agency for Cultural and Science Diplomacy (Yekaterinburg) and the organizer of the exhibition, shared the details of the international project. ...

25.01.2022
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina Vladimir Kanevsky. Photo credit: vladimir.kanevsky / Instagram Vladimir Kanevsky moved from St. Petersburg to the U.S. in the 1980s. And he got engaged in making porcelain flowers instead of architecture, which was an unexpected move even for him. Now designers of international fame collect exquisite bouquets by Vladimir Kanevsky, and the best museums of the world arrange exhibitions of his works. – You graduated from the architectural department of the Kharkov Civil Engineering Institute. Then you used to work as an architect and designed residential buildings. And about 30 years ago...

12.01.2022
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov Photo by Victor Goryachev Russian animator Sergey Merinov opened the first Russian online school of clay animation and was amazed by the geography of applications received. They were sent by people from Moscow to Khabarovsk in Russia, as well as from the USA, Colombia, Finland, and other countries. They all wanted to study the most labor-consuming type of animation. Clay animation is considered one of the most complex fields that require a high level of excellence. The ingress of computer technology seemed to threaten the existence of the genre despite...

26.12.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

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