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Sergey Vinogradov  Photo by Yulia Naumova The International Year of Indigenous Languages declared by the United Nations has come at the rather favorable for the Veps language period. Scholars studying it, as well as Vepsian writers and journalists have in unison proclaimed this time to be its renaissance. In the 1990s there was a boon accompanied by financial and administrative investments; and its benefits cannot be underestimated: dictionaries and text books have been published, Vepsian cultural centers and classes have been opened, newspapers, web-sites and TV channels have been operating in the Veps...

01.04.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Sergey Vinogradov  Tatiana Leskova is a great-granddaughter of Nikolai Leskov and the only direct descendant of the great Russian writer. A native of Paris, she has been living in Rio de Janeiro for over 70 years. Tatyana Leskova, an outstanding ballerina and choreographer, stood at the origins of South American ballet; and you can find names of Balanchine, Massine, Fokin, Baronova, Lepeshinskaya and other prominent figures of world ballet on the pages of her memoirs. 96-years-old Tatiana Leskova told the Russkiy Mir reporter about her first visit to the ancestry homeland, getting acquainted with Nikolai Leskov’s works,...

20.03.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Svetlana Smetanina Anton Konev is a young politician; he is an assistant to the Senator from New York. 20 years ago he came to the USA from Russia; and today he is one of still very few members of Russian-speaking émigré community who has built successful career in politics. While Russophobia runs the show within the top tiers of the US power, middle ranking politicians continue to develop relationship between our countries. – Please tell us how has your political career evolved? Have you dreamt of becoming a politician since childhood? – I...

30.11.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Svetlana Smetanina Ludmila Drobich, the Head of the International Association of Russian-language children's theaters, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of her creative activity. But there are a lot of interesting projects and things to do still awaiting ahead. Ludmila Drobich will introduce one of such projects, the Forum of children's theaters of Russian émigré communities, at the coming 12th Assembly of Russkiy Mir in Tver. – You have led the Aprelic Children’s Theater in Paris for many years; however today you have got other projects related to children’s theaters as well. ...

08.11.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Julia Goryacheva Yves Franquien (Alexander Burui, Russkiy Mir Magazine) Russian immigrants hatched the idea to open The Russian Center of San Francisco during pre-war times. The Deputy Chairman of The Museum of Russian Culture at The Russian Center of San Francisco Yves Franquien talks about past and present of the major independent Russian immigration archive. —Yves, The Russian Center of San Francisco carries the biggest non-governmental Russian Immigration archive. Founded in 1939 by Russian immigrants, it will celebrate 80th anniversary very soon. How the local Russian...

30.06.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Alla Berezovskaya Two people have already been put in jail – PhD in Economics A. Gaponenko, and journalist V. Linderman. Other people who took part in the All-Latvian Parents’ Meeting recently held in Riga and dedicated to the Russian schools’ reorganization are being closely watched by the local security services. The Big Brother seems to be watching a lot of people, apart from the above mentioned activists, the list includes ex-European Parliament deputy and the Leader of the Russian Latvian Union Tatiana Zhdanok, the activist form Russian schools Protection...

21.05.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

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