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Aleksei Fedorov This year marks the 150th anniversary of the treaty to sell Alaska. This event so surprised the public at the time that it caught spurred discussions and remained in the papers for almost a year. And the deal had no shortage of critics on either side. Selling Alaska: Fact and Fiction U.S. journalists directed all kinds of criticisms toward the government for the sale and came up with ironic names for these snowy regions. There were also quite a few critics in Russia, though they still showed respect for the monarch’s wishes. The official news agency informed the public of the sale as if in...

06.04.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

The Russian diaspora in the USA has been shaped by several different currents — coming from Europe, China, and South America. What brings these people together? Why was there a pressing need to found the Congress of Russian Americans, which sees the fight against Russophobia as one of its main tasks? The President of the Congress of Russian Americans, Natalie Sabelnik, explains. - We ended our previous interview by talking about how a large group of refugees from Tubabao moved to the US. Tell us how these people established themselves: What did they do and how did they find work? - Of course, it was different...

14.02.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

As a public figure, producer, businesswoman, patron, and participant in a multitude of philanthropic endeavors, Marina Kovalyov is one of the primary “movers” of the American Russian-speaking community. In 1997 she and her daughter found the Russian American Foundation, which promotes interest in Russian language and culture, and she also organizes American-Russian cultural exchange projects. - Reading through a list of your honorary titles and awards, I came upon a prize you received long ago from TV Channel 13. It’s called “Immigrant Women Achieving the American Dream.” Do you agree with this wording? And...

06.02.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Maximo Dance Studio is a dance school, which opened in 2004 under the Queensland Russian Community Centre (QRCC) in Brisbane (Australia). As the Head of the studio Olga Shikina told, she wanted to create an art space for children, where teaching process would be based on an authentic Russian ballet teaching method - on Agrippina Vaganova's method. In the framework of its study programme, Maximo Dance Studio organizes concerts to demonstrate the results of children's hard work to their parents and to give their students an opportunity to show their talent on a real stage. ...

01.12.2016
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

On November 18, Festival of Russian Culture “Bazar Ruso” will be held in Panama with support of Russkiy Mir Foundation. Its participants will be able to visit exhibitions, shows, concerts and receive required information about higher education in Russia and business cooperation with our country. President of the Organising Committee Olga Gutierres told the Russkiy Mir Foundation about all the novelties of the Festival. – How did the idea of such a festival emerge? Who takes part in it this year? – The idea of the festival emerged 2...

14.11.2016
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

News on Donald Trump being elected as the US President were met with an applause by the members of the State Duma. This topic trends on media and social networks worldwide. Russians living in the US were very emotional about Trump winning the race. The Mourners They are 99.9 percent of the Democrats. They start their posts with phrases like “Today we woke up in a different country”, “Back to the XIX century”, or “How do I explain decisions of our President to my children”. However, many of them criticized Clinton as well.  Photo: BBC.com ...

10.11.2016
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

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