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The roundtable E-Resources of Russian Expats: Results, Plans, Opportunities took place at the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russia Abroad House (RAH) as part of the popular scientific seminar The Russian Expatriate Community: Unknown Pages. The Russkiy Mir portal was also represented among the electronic projects devoted to Russian expats. The Russian Expatriate Community: Unknown Pages seminar deservedly enjoys popularity with the Russia Abroad House's audience as topics of the seminar always reflect most relevant problems of the still young field of research about Russian expats, with leading specialists in this area being...

02.06.2014
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Glinka Museum of Musical Culture has opened an exposition devoted to the history of the Russian anthem. This seems strange, given that the anthem genre implies the sound which is incompatible with the traditional quietude of museums. However the sound is accessible for high museum technologies and a special hall is dedicated to each of Russia's historic anthems. The history of museums has known nothing of the kind.Ode to gods and libertyThe history of any anthem is sometimes akin to a plot in the novel of suspense. The story of an old English melody growing into the US anthem Stars and Stripes and the popular Russian folk song Dashing...

21.04.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Diaspora

The other day we celebrated the 125th birthday of outstanding chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky. His songs are sung not only by our artists, but also by those who live outside Russia. One of them is the Russian Parisian Pierre Leon. Being a playwright, an actor, critic and film director who produced screen adaptations of Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya and Dostoyevsky's works Teenager and Idiot, he occasionally "gives small concerts for his friends". Pierre performs the "sad songs" of Alexander Vertinsky. We met at one of his concerts in Minsk, the museum workshop of Z.I. Azgur. Put there on the shelving are heads of thinkers, proletarian leaders,...

01.04.2014
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

On September 29, 1922, the German steamboat Oberbürgermeister Haken departed from the Nikolaev Embankment in St. Petersburg. It carried off outstanding figures in Russian culture and science, who were exiled from their homeland. One of the passengers was the religious and political philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev (1874–1948). He had been kicked out of the country, forever.At that time he was already a famous scholar, the author of the controversial monographs The Meaning of the Creative Act and The Meaning of History. They made him famous, offended the tsar and enraged Soviet authorities. The conflict of his worldview with tyranny...

06.03.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Diaspora

The Russian government is preparing legislation on the simplification of the provision of Russian citizenship to people from the former Soviet Union. According to Vyacheslav Nikonov, State Duma Deputy and Chairman of the Management Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, this will provide a global impulse for the entire Russian world:“The initiative to simplify the provision of Russian citizenship deserves support, and right now this support is coming from many sources. At one time the incorrect decision was made to ban dual citizenship. At present those who want citizenship must give up citizenship in the country where they are living....

05.03.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Diaspora

The traditional Christmas parliamentary meetings are being held now in Moscow as part of the XXII International parliamentary educational readings. A meeting that took place on January 29 at the State Duma was devoted to our compatriots abroad, to preservation of the Russian language and the memory of the historical motherland and the educational role of church centers.The roundtable was moderated by Vladimir Nikitin, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for CIS Affairs and Ties with Compatriots under the State Duma of Russia. The participants included representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian Orthodox Church Outside...

29.01.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Diaspora

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