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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

The Second Russkiy Mir Assembly became like sitting an exam for the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The First Russkiy Mir Assembly held last year was effectively the first large event organized by the foundation under the presidential decree of June 21, 2007. That is why it could be seen as an informational event and as a proclamation of one’s own existence. This year’s assembly assessed the results the foundation achieved in a year. The way the assembly represented its different participants – bringing together over a thousand guests from Russia and...

05.11.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On Saturday, November 3, the first annual Russkiy Mir Assembly took place at the Intellectual Center of Moscow State University. Over one thousand representatives of “Russkiy Mir” were invited from throughout Russia and abroad to participate in the event. They included philologists, teachers of Russian language, museum and library specialists, representatives of compatriot and emigrant organizations abroad, academic and cultural figures as well as government officials and representatives of various religious confessions....

05.11.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

Russian historians, political analysts, representatives of the Russian diaspora and representatives of the Russkiy Mir Foundation took part in the roundtable discussion “Russkiy Mir and Globalization Processes”, which was held as part of the Second Russkiy Mir Assembly. The speakers included Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Tishkov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin, Director of Russian and Asian Programs at the...

05.11.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

A roundtable discussion titled “Russian Culture in the Global Context” was organized on November 3 as a part of the Second Russkiy Mir Assembly. The speakers included Dmitry Trubochkin, director of the State Institute of Art Studies; Daniil Dondurei, editor-in-chief of Iskusstvo Kino magazine (Art of Cinema); Kirill Razlogov, director of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research; and Igor Zadorin, sociologist and director of Zircon Group. Yuri Belyavsky, editor-in-chief of Kultura newspaper, and Alexander...

05.11.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

A roundtable discussion entitled “The Information Space of Russkiy Mir” was organized on November 3 as part of the Second Russkiy Mir Assembly. The speakers included: Vitaly Tretiakov, editor of Politichesky Class magazine; Armen Oganesyan, chairman of the Voice of Russia radio station; Liudmila Kol, chief editor of LiteraruS - Literature Word (Finland); Paul Richardson, president of Russian Information Services (USA); and Georgi Bovt, editor-in-chief of Russkiy Mir magazine. The briefing was hosted by Yury Tavrovsky, editor-in-chief of Diplomat...

05.11.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

An initiative group of young people in Lithuania began a large international cultural project – in 2009, the First Republican Contest of Literary Reading “Native Speech” will be held in the country. The event will be dedicated to the forthcoming 200th anniversary of Nikolay Gogol’s birthday and 210th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin. The Lithuanians will read Pushkin’s poems and Gogol’s prose in Russian. On the initiative of the International Youth Union, an acting group for the project has...

27.10.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

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