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Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Washington, the 19th century. Photo credit: incollect.com “The wise statesmen of Russia always know how to choose their foreign envoys,” one of American newspapers wrote about Alexander Bodisko, the Russian ambassador to the United States, in 1851. His tenure lasted for 17 years, the record term. He was respected so much that the American Congress paused its work for the day of his funeral, which was the unprecedented event. On the Day of Diplomat, Anatoly Antonov, the...

19.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Photo: Portrait of Alexander Suvorov drawn by J H Schmidt from life, 1800 This year marks the 220th anniversary of the Russian army under command of Alexander Suvorov crossing the Alps. The map with the route of the military operation, which became the part of world history and elevated Suvorov to the rank of genius commanders, can be found in textbooks, and not only the Russian ones. But the path of the Suvorov’s army in the mountains of Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein could be followed all over again only at the turn of the XIX and XX...

04.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

DAU feature by Ilya Khrzhanovsky dedicated to Nobel-prize winning famous Soviet physicist Lev Landau was just premiered in France. It induced contradictory opinions, but unanimously was called the longest and one of the most original biopics ever. Lev Landau, the center character of the film, was also contradictory person in life and a true science genius. There's a true story of his life told by Alina Terekhova.    Lev Landau, the Nobel Prize Winner to be, completed his high school education when he was 13. At the age of 14, Lev entered the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and...

29.01.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

For Russian women who pioneered aviation, everything started in 1911. The skies virus used to penetrate their hearts through various paths. In some cases it came along with love. A general’s daughter. A duchess by her husband’s right, who belonged to the Rurik dynasty. A professional actress. A genteel and well educated lady. A princess by birth. An Odessa native with millionaire uncle of Italian origin. And a lady of incomprehensible origin. In the early 20th century such girls and ladies were known as Aviatresses. Though they dubbed themselves as “air wanderesses”. The Society of Air Fleet’s Friends was...

15.01.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina pressuha.ru The 5th International Pedagogical Forum was held in Sochi on December 3-4. The Russkiy Mir Foundation was one of its facilitators. At the forum Valeri Efremov, a professor of the Russian Language Department of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, will share on how the language game becomes a part of the language system, and why it happens. – Your lecture in the agenda of the pedagogical forum is called “The Language Norms in the Age of Internet.” Apparently, this means that the very concept of the...

06.12.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Picture: history-doc.ru 75 years ago the Battle of Kursk was completed after 2 months of the WW2 tireless battle on the ground and in the air. Four million people from the both sides have taken part in it. It was the largest tank warfare in recorded history of World War 2. Let's look at it through the eyes of the young German soldier. The novel is written by French author Guy Sajer as a personal narrative of his experiences as a German soldier on the Eastern Front as a part of the Great Germany division. Following his memoirs, the terror of Soviet artillery was one of the worst experiences of the war. The...

23.09.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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