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Marina Bogdanova Photo: Summer has come — at least, according to the calendar. And the majority of Russians don’t even need to raise the question of where to spend it. At the dacha, of course! On one’s own plot of land, with a hothouse full of tomatoes, kebabs on the deck, a jasmine bush, and neighbors who jealously watch after your apple trees, cherry trees, and strawberry garden. Not everyone has the means to go on a trip or vacation at a resort, but it’s no good to spend the summer in a polluted stone jungle—especially as the summer lasts none too long in...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina A guest at the conference celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Ataman of the Associated Cossack Community in Australia and founder of the first Russian Museum in Australia, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, tells us how the Russophone diaspora in Australia took shape. – Please tell us about the most dramatic lives of Russian emigrants in Australia: How did they manage to distinguish themselves? – The Russian presence in Australia began 210 years ago, with the arrival of the sloop Neva in 1807. The influx of Russian immigrants to Australia mainly occurred after great political and...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Editors of Russkiy Mir – You are a Professor of Russian at Jawaharlal Nehru University. How much demand is there for Russian among Indian students today? How widespread is it? – In India today the Russian language is very popular among Indian students. As a result, this language is taught in more than 40 universities, located in the north, west, south, and east of India. But only in our Center of Russian Studies (CRS JNU) does there exist a five-year intensive course in the Russian language. – What motivates students to learn Russian? – After finishing our Russian language curriculum,...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: RussianLanguage

Valeria Gorbacheva On 10-12 June, the Chinese city of Fuzhou hosted the united international Forum for Political Parties, Think Tanks, and Civil Society Organizations of the BRICS Countries. Among those to take part in the work of this forum was the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Research and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov. As part of China’s turn in chairing the multinational association BRICS in 2017, for the first time two traditional frameworks for developing cooperation were integrated into a single platform—the academic and...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Politics

Svetlana Smetanina Today, nearly 11 thousand Syrian schoolchildren study the Russian language. Instructors for these students are trained in the Russian Language Department of Damascus University, where our compatriot Svetlana Rodygin teaches. She also participated in the Russkiy Mir Foundation anniversary conference. In an interview, she tells us how things have worked out for Russian women who have found themselves in Syria during these difficult wartimes.  Svetlana Rodygina (left) in the studio of the Syrian Ministry of Education Teaching Channel Svetlana Rodygina is a philologist and...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: RussianLanguage

Sergei Vinogradov The Confederations Cup has begun in Russia. The first game was played in a new stadium in Saint Petersburg. “Welcome to Russia”—with these words Russian President Vladimir Putin ended his speech at the opening ceremony. A Russkiy Mir correspondent experienced firsthand the warmth with which Russia’s “Northern Capital” welcomed foreigners and football fans from all over Russia. Major Football on the Neva River The Confederations Cup, which brings together the victors of all continental championships and the reigning World Cup champion, has commenced...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Sports


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Russian president has endorsed the idea of holding the Theatre Olympiad, RIA Novosti reports. Vladimir Putin has reminded that 12 years ago Moscow has already taken part in this major event . We will participate in this festival another time, especially that many prominent theater support the...
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Russian Non-Conformists exhibit starts working at the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center Branly, Korsun headquartered in Paris reports. It was organised by Parisian publishing house Terra Mare and Korsun headquarters. There are many pieces that participated in...
Russia and Qatar will conduct Cross Year in 2018, TASS reports. Aforementioned agreement was reached today International Cultural Forum-2017 in St. Petersburg. Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky has marked that there are many events planned on the humanitarian level fostering...