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It was announced about the establishment of a new creativity competition named “World Pushkin” at the gala night devoted to the 50th All-Russian Pushkin Poetry Festival. According to Sergey Shurigin, Deputy Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the competition is focused on the promotion of the Russian language and literature throughout the world and spreading Pushkin’s artistic legacy both in Russia and abroad as well as on the support of gifted...

06.06.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

Vladimir Kochin, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, will participate at the annual meeting of Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister, witht the representatives of the NOGs working in the field of public diplomacy. The meeting will take place on June 1; it is planned to discuss issues of cooperation between the Russian MFA and NGOs of the former Soviet...

30.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The X Conference of Russian compatriots living in China has taken place on 19-20 May. Delegates representing Chinese unions of Russian compatriots adopted a resolution stating, in particular, the importance of promoting Russian culture, language and traditions in China. The conference's participants believe this will improve the local Russian community and strengthen links with the locals. The document marks the importance of charity...

30.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

On May 26, the Pillar hall of Unions hosted the first forum of the Association of Russian Literature. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin delivered an opening speech saying that Russian classic literature and the Russian language are the basis of our spiritual and historical values. In his turn, the Head of the Association of Russian literature...

27.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

A working meeting of the experts of the Institute for linguistic and civilization and migration processes and Thierry Mariany, Deputy of the National Assembly of France, organized and funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation has taken place on May 20. Vladimir Kochin, Director General at the Russkiy Mir Foundation, has participated as well. At the meeting, the participants discussed the current...

26.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

A conference “Relations between Austria and Russia. Past, Present, Future” was held under the auspices of the Embassy of the RF in Austria at Kaiser Villa in Vienna on May 25. The conference had been initiated by the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Vienna and the Austrian-Russian Friendship Society as its partners. Russian and...

26.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On May 19, Georgiy Toloraya, Head of the regional programs of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, delivered a speech “Russia’s Turn Towards Asia: several humanitarian aspects” at Far East Federal University. The event gathered students and staff of the Far Eastern Federal University, representatives of the diplomatic mission in Vladivostok and the authorities. It was supported by the Far Eastern affiliate of the...

23.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

On May 17, Moscow hosts the All-Russian scientific conference "Development of motivation to study Russian (experience of advanced pedagogical practices)". The conference is organized by the Russian Society of Teachers of the Russian Language and Literature of the Russian Academy of Education (RAE) with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The main goal is...

17.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

Dear colleagues and friends, The 9 May will forever remain a day of joy and happiness. This victory was shared by people from different countries, by people of different background and different confessions. Today, when there are those willing to reconsider the results and misrepresent the historical truth, our shared...

06.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

“We start our brain-ring with the sound of the watch bell”, they were the words with which a team game Literary Sea battle started at the G.I. Nevelskoi Maritime State University on April 29. The event had already become a traditional one and that time its topic was “The Generation of the World: Russian literature for children and youth”. Using video communication, the cadets of the Maritime State University along with...

04.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Easter is one of the main holidays in Russia. Today it is being celebrated by the majority of our country’s population: by the believers, by those who doubt, and even by the agnostics. Please accept our congratulations on this ancient, great and bright holiday! We wish you all the best, long years, good health, happiness, love and success in your good deeds!! ...

01.05.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Representatives of 12 counties – scientists from the UK, Germany, Georgia, Spain, Kazakhstan, China, Moldova, Russia, Romania, the US, Finland, and Switzerland – participated in the meeting of the International Association of Russian Language and Literature Teachers (ARLLT) held on 22 April 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia, with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. ...

27.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

On 25 April 2016, the Russian Academy of Arts hosted a screening of a documentary titled “The Russian and the Georgians”.  This documentary was filmed by the Russian guild of screenwriters, supported by MGIMO MFA of Russia and funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. “The Russians and the Georgians” tells us...

26.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

On 23 April, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service organized an awarding ceremony for the most literate participants of the Total Dictation. This year, the Dictation saw its first participants with Russian as foreign language. Such participants had s special test prepared or them; it was called TruD. The results are quite astonishing: 12 people of 200 partakers received 95 point out of 100. ...

26.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Heart Memory

A memorial dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the Elbe Day – the day the US and Soviet troops met near the city of Torgau on the Elbe River this day 71 years ago – was opened in Moscow in a small park near 11, Sivtsev Vrazhek lane. The same memorial with the support of the Washington’s city administration was installed in the US capital on the Russian Plaza...

25.04.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

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