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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

Vladimir Emelianenko The first Museum of Self-Isolation opened in Russia. The joint collaborative project of the Museum of Moscow and Triumph Gallery has already attracted attention of colleagues from Berlin, London, New York. Anna Trapkova, director general of the Museum of Moscow, talks with Russkiy Mir about some artifacts from Coronavirus times and how the museum has became an archive of emotions and habits of online people. Photo: Museum of Self-isolation https://www.isolation.mosmuseum.ru/stories/tpost/eh973of0h1-v-odin-iz-dnei-ya-brodila-po-chetirnadts ...

28.01.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1861. Photo by Mikhail Tulinov (fragment). Photo credit: https://dostoevskiyfm.ru/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/4.jpg The second centenary of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s birth will be widely celebrated not only in Russia but also in Germany. The German-Russian Institute of Culture in Dresden has launched the Year of Dostoevsky in Germany project. Dr. Wolfgang Schelicke, chairman of the board of the institute, spoke about the events planned and how interest in the writer facilitated bridge-building between our countries. – How did the idea to hold the Year of Dostoevsky...

21.01.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov Photo credit: thetheatretimes.com Dostoevsky is online, Tolstoy shared a life hack from country life, and Chekhov posted something funny... Many Russian classic authors have pages in social media, including English-language ones, and they have millions of subscribers. People from all over the world want their news feed to feature posts about new translations of Dostoevsky or a memorable date associated with Leo Tolstoy’s life, not just sales ads and pictures with cute kittens. “I envy those who can read Tolstoy and Dostoevsky in Russian,” says Steve from Washington. Russkiy...

14.01.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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Photo credit: M. Denisov / mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) Day of the Unknown Soldier is celebrated in Russia on Friday, December 3, Voennoye Obozreniye reports. On Deecember 3, 1966, the remains of the unknown soldier were solemnly reburied in the Alexander Garden in Moscow. The monument to... .
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