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Russian Language Olympics took place at Heilongjiang Academic and Technical Institute in Harbin, China, with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Far East State University. First, second and third year students of non-profile departments took part in the competition, which included singing of Russian songs, interpretive reading of poetry and prose and role playing. "The students prepared for this event long in advance and each song or poetry reading was an performance in and of...

03.07.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

The Far East Branch Office of the Russkiy Mir Foundation hosted a meeting of the executive committee of the Asia-Pacific Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature.  Participants of the meeting included leading specialists of institutes of higher education in the Far East and was chaired by Alexander Zubritsky, who in addition to heading the organization is also the representative of the Russkiy Mir Foundation for the Far East. The instructors reviewed the results of the previous academic year.  The...

30.06.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The roundtable on “Cultural Diversity Confronting the Challenges of Globalization”, which took place at the academic conference “Global Studies – 2009: Exiting the Global Crisis and the New World Order”, was organized with support from the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  The Foundation’s interest in such discussions is quite understandable, as solving the task of supporting Russian language and culture and raising the attractiveness of the Russian language abroad is an example of a response to the challenges to cultural...

23.05.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On March 31, the eve of Nikolai Gogol’s birthday commemoration, the Russkiy Mir Foundation held a roundtable on “Nikolai Gogol and the Russian World: On the Writer’s 200th Birthday.” Taking part in the discussion were well-known philologists, museum directors, as well as representatives from state agencies and Russian organizations in Ukraine. The roundtable began with opening remarks by the moderator, first deputy executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Sergey Morgunov, who promised on behalf...

31.03.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The forum organized jointly by EUROLOG-UK association and the Russkiy Mir Foundation gathered over 150 directors and teachers from 32 countries (Europe, the Middle East and the North America). Representatives of several countries, including the U.S. and Egypt failed to attend the event because of visa issues.   The event participants pointed out an absence of generally accepted programs and methods of teaching Russian to Russian pupils living in foreign countries. This prevents schools (located outside the country) from providing efficient...

18.03.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

On March 8-9 the Russkiy Mir Foundation organized the second “Travel to Russia” educational event, whose aim is to support Russian-as-a-Foreign-Language in the leading higher educational establishments of Russia. This time Japanese students took part who are in Russia on the “Two Cities – Two Universities” program, which lasts four weeks. As part of the program Russkiy Mir organized and financed a two-day trip to Tver for the students, where they learnt about the town’s important role in Russian history. ...

10.03.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

The Russian Center in Ust-Kamenogorsk and the Russkiy Mir Foundation organized a roundtable discussion on "Russian Literature in the Global Context" in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) January 29-30. The participants included many local philologists and media representatives. In addition to specialists from Kazakhstan, the roundtable was attended by their counterparts from Moscow, Tula, Yekaterinburg etc. The welcome address was delivered by prominent Kazakh officials, including deputy...

03.02.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

The III Forum of Public Diplomacy, organized by the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Unity for Russia Foundation and the Polity Foundation, opened on December 15, in Moscow. Participants of the Forum included members of the Public Chamber, representatives from the Presidential Administration, State Duma deputies, members of the Federation Council, department heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, major public figures, political scientists, experts and representatives of the mass media. The program of the forum includes...

16.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On December 4, the Russkiy Mir Foundation conducted a roundtable on “Russkiy Mir in Bulgaria” as part of the XXVII Sofia International Book Fair. The participants in the event included members of non-governmental organizations: Forum Bulgaria-Russia, Federation of Friendship with Peoples of Russia and CIS, “Stable Development for Bulgaria”, National Movement “Russophiles”,  Association of Russianists of Bulgaria, Union of Bulgarian Journalists. Agreements have been signed with the...

11.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

The Second European Russian Forum “Russia and the EU: Old Problems, New Opportunities” has started in Brussels.  This forum is being supported by the Green European Freedom Alliance of the European Parliament, the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Moscow and the European League of Human Rights Organizations.  The working language of the forum is Russian. The ceremonial opening was presided over by Tatiana Zhadnok, a representative of the European Parliament from...

09.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On December 8 the conference “BRIC Countries on the World Political Map: New Challenges” opened in Moscow.  The event is being supported by the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the Polity Foundation. Representatives of Brazil, Russia, India and China gathered to discuss a new phenomenon in international relations: the formation of a special relationship between four of the largest countries in the world whose populations total over 2 billion and GDP share approaches...

08.12.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

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