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The 8th International Scientific and Educational Conference “People and Fates of the Russian Abroad” has taken place in Moscow. In accordance with tradition, the forum was organized by the RAS Institute of World History in conjunction with the Saint Tikhon Orthodox University. On 21-22 January 2016, the Saint Tikhon Orthodox University and the Solzhenitsyn Home of the Russian Abroad co-hosted lectures on the lives of first-wave immigrants and their children. The conferences on Russian immigrants have been held for many years, but today's conferences are especially relevant, polemic even. ...

22.01.2016
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

On 22 November 2015, the Ukrainian newspaper Russkaya Pravda celebrated its 13th anniversary. For many years, this publication was a major voice of the ethnic and cultural Russian community in Ukraine. Since 2007, the newspaper has been the 'prerogative' of the Russian Union, the largest association of Russian cultural noncommercial organizations in Ukraine. We spoke with Sergei Provatorov, longtime publisher and chief editor of Russkaya Pravda and current member of the World Coordinating Council of Compatriots, about the fate of the newspaper and its brand. Read also: Sergei Provatorov: A Large...

23.11.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Artists Komar and Melamid were the most significant duo in the Era of Stagnation: they were hated (and secretly admired) in the Soviet Union and adored in the West; they invented Sots Art and were the visionaries behind the “Bulldozer Exhibition” in 1974. Vitaly Komar, former “artist-slash-troublemaker,” has lived in New York City for a long while, and without knowing his personal history, one could never take him for an immigrant. Russkiy Mir continues the series of interviews with talented people who are living abroad and linked to the Russian or Russian-speaking culture. Vitaly...

12.11.2015
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Our interview with New York writer, political expert and opinion journalist Vladimir Solovyov is the first conversation in a new series of dialogues with creative people living abroad. Vladimir Solovyov expatriated to the US with his wife Elena Klepikova in the 1970s, back when people didn't have a choice on whether to leave the Soviet Union or stay there. Since then, many books written by Vladimir Solovyov have gained popularity in the US and Russia. Some of them have been translated into 13 languages. How did your expatriation to the United States go? Do you remember anything about that life-changing event?...

28.10.2015
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Audio-theatre “Slovo” is offering foreigners a unique innovation in souvenirs: Russian culture on a microSD or USB. Creators of the “Russian Musical Souvenir” plan to upload a culture-defining snapshot of 111 masterpieces of Russian classical and folk music onto the memory cards. The cards will also include a mini phrasebook in the form of a smartphone app, which will allow tourists to communicate basic requests while enjoying their holiday. The unique project, conceived by Audio-theatre “Slovo” and sponsored by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, aims to promote Russian classical and folk music...

01.09.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

The inaugural World Humanitarian Day took place on 19 August 2003 in Baghdad. On that day at Iraq's UN headquarters an explosion occurred. The attack took the lives of 22 UN staff who delivered food and medicines to the refugees. World Humanitarian Day is intended to commemorate those killed on that day and to honor those dedicate their lives to save people from a humanitarian disaster. At the beginning of August a humanitarian aid convoy arrived in the mining town of Donetsk from Kuzbass. It travelled more than four thousand kilometers delivering 41 tons of goods including non-perishable food items, medicines, clothes,...

19.08.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

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