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The Russian Language Day and the award ceremony for the winners of calligraphy, drawing and essay contests dedicated to the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Russia took place on May 23 for the ninth time. The celebrations and contests were organized by Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Bilateral relations between China and Russia are becoming more and more stable over time. There is mutual political trust, beneficial cooperation in the...

25.05.2019 Subject: Russian Language in China

Photo credit: смеловпохудение.рф The international youth art competition is held in Barcelona from May 24 to 26 for the third time during the Russian Alborada festival-competition of Russian classical music. Within the framework of the art competition, artists from 7 to 25 years old draw the characters of operas and fairy...

24.05.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: balet24.ru Rasputin dramatic ballet, which will be premiered in Moscow on May 23, will be brought on tour, which will start in London on May 31. An international team worked on a large-scale production, which included representatives from Russia, Japan, Denmark, Serbia and other countries, TASS...

23.05.2019 Subject: Culture

Photoo credit: happyinspain.com Russian compatriots and foreign musicians will take part in the 4th International Youth Festival-competition of Russian classical music, which will be held in Barcelona on May 23-26. Under the terms of the competition, each participant will perform a work by a Russian composer of the 19th or...

23.05.2019 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: club-nissan.ru The last bell rang in Russian schools on Thursday, May 23, RIA Novosti reports. Traditionally, graduates say goodbye to their educational institutions during this beautiful and touching ceremony.  Actions are held for school children, their parents...

23.05.2019 Subject: Education


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Tatiana Kazzi, a Russian artist, works on a project to combine paintings of Australian Aborigines with Gzhel and Khokhloma. A native of Kaliningrad has lived on the green continent for almost a quarter of a century; and she is one of a few foreign women who were granted the right to study art of the indigenous people of Australia by their descendants. Tatiana Kazzi plans to ornament Russian Matryoshka dolls with kangaroos, snakes, birds and other symbols of Australian aborigines. The artist told the Russkiy Mir that active work of the Russian community in recent years has facilitated popularity and awareness of Russian art in Australia.
Robinson Crusoe is 300 years old. A novel by Daniel Defoe, an English writer, about a traveler who spent 28 years on a desert island was published in April 1719. The novel became the classics of world literature, which cannot be said about its sequel published in August 1719. There Defoe sends his central character to Russia ruled by young Peter the Great. According to the story, Robinson spent more than two years in Russia. He lived in Tobolsk and Arkhangelsk, and then he went back to his home land.
From April 29 to May 3, the 14th Congress of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature takes place in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Specialists in Russian philology from all over the world participate in it. Among them is the General Secretary of the Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (IATRLL), an assistant professor at the Center for Russian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) Minu Bhatnagar.
For more than ten years, hundreds of volunteers have travelled to the Arkhangelsk and Vologda Regions, as well as to Karelia and Komi to preserve ancient temples from destruction and extinction. Over the years, 320 expeditions have taken place, 360 churches and chapels have been explored, and accident prevention works have been conducted in many of them. Alexei Yakovlev, an archpriest and the supervisor of the Common Cause: Restoration of Wooden Temples of the North Project, shares how the project has been implemented and developed so far.
On April 25, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the Bill No. 5670-d “On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian as the state language” in its second reading. The document introduces mandatory teaching in Ukrainian in kindergartens, schools and universities; it also requires governmental officials, health care and education professionals, as well as service workers to speak the state language only. According to the document, the share of Ukrainian language on national channels should be at least 90%.