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Sergey Vinogradov Christina-Maria Teleman (Belyaeva by husband’s name) opened a ballet studio in Cherepovets after grand carrier in theaters and circuses of Germany, Romania, and Holland. Over the five years since studio opening, Christina-Maria’s students have become laureates of international and all-Russian competitions. Our article is about a native of Romania who fell in love with Russian ballet and moved to Russia following her calling. Photo by Anastasia Tasheva “Back then, in childhood, attending ballet class in my small Romanian...

19.10.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov The 200th birthday anniversary of Ivan Turgenev will be widely celebrated in November not only in Moscow, Paris and Baden-Baden. Lebedyan, Shchigry and Topki, as well as other towns and villages of the Oryol and Kursk Regions, famed by the writer in his “Sketches from a Hunter’s Album”, have been also preparing for the celebration. Lots of things have changed in these parts, which Turgenev scholars and huntsmen from the Oryol Region call “Turgenevian woodland”, but hunting is still excellent. ...

10.10.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinorgadov Special dinner in celebration of 200th birthday anniversary of Ivan Turgenev to be held on behalf of the Lord Mayor (Oberbürgermeister) of Baden-Baden, and the mayor of the commune of Bougival will open commemorations of the writer conducted near Paris. For three days Sorbonne and Sénat de la France in Paris will accommodate Turgenev scholars from all over the world. The 200th birthday anniversary of the Russian classic author has been entered into UNESCO’s Calendar of Events. Cities and towns where Turgenev lived,...

07.09.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Bella Volkova Seeing a woman in sari in India is an ordinary occasion, but probably no one has ever seen a man in kosovorotka* or a young woman in kokoshnik**. “A folk costume in day-to-day life would look rather exotic than fashionable,” admits Natalia Loginova, the head of Fashion and Design Center D3 (the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art). “However, addressing traditions is one of the modern design trends.” This article has been submitted to the Russkiy Mir Foundation to enter “Co-Creation”, the IIIrd International Youth Journalist Contest, category: “Discover...

05.09.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

They say that the Hillwood Museum is “the Hermitage, the Peterhof, and the Diamond Fund all in a single location.” Apparently, one of the largest Russian art collections outside of Russia is located in the estate on the fringes of Washington. Front gate of the Hillwood Museum The Hillwood Museum opened its exhibitions for lovers of Russian and European art of XVIII-XIX centuries in 1977. The Hillwood Estate was owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the richest women in the United States, the only heiress of the Postum Cereal Company. Grand portrait of...

17.08.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Genius Russian 19th century writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov lived only 44 years. Within that short time, half of which he suffered from tuberculosis which eventually put him in the grave, the writer had not only created distinguished works (20 volumes of world-famous prose), but also managed to do tremendously many things. He built four village schools, a bell tower, fire shed for peasants, the road to Lopasnya, overcoming rigid passive resistance of Zemstvo, contractors' scam and clueless peasants indifference. He put up the monument to Peter the Great in the native Taganrog, convincing...

08.08.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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