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Photo: photosight.ru The outstanding theater and film director Franco Zeffirelli died in Rome at the age of 97. One of the most important directors of the second half of the 20th and 21st centuries will be buried in his native city of Florence, RIA Novosti reports. Franco...

17.06.2019 Subject: Community

Photo credit: facebook.com The ceremonial reburial of the remains of Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Austria from fascism was held at the Hartberg-Zafenau Austrian military cemetery. Memory research center reported this on its page on the social network. Seven people were reburied. The Order of Glory...

15.06.2019 Subject: Community

Photo credit: ктпп.рф Kolomna in Moscow region and Astorga, located in the Spanish province of Leon, became twin-cities. The signing ceremony took place in Madrid, RIA Novosti reports. The documents were signed by representatives of the administration of Kolomna urban district of Moscow region and Astorga mayor’s...

14.06.2019 Subject: Community

Photo: crimeanrest.com The great-great-great-granddaughter of Ivan Aivazovsky became the honored guest of the celebrations in honor of conferring the name of the famous Russian artist to the airport of Simferopol, TASS reports. Amanda Rogers arrived in the Crimea from Australia. According to her, she is very glad to be there. She is pleased that Crimeans remember...

13.06.2019 Subject: Community

Photo: Google Google has placed a festive doodle on the start page of its search engine, created by sisters-artists from St. Petersburg. Sisters Anna and Barbara Kendel draw in a mixed technique. The logo was made with watercolor and pencils, and then processed on a computer using a variety of...

12.06.2019 Subject: Community

Photo: the Facebook page of Natalya Bondarchuk The Russian house has begun working in the Spanish resort town of Alicante, Natalya Bondarchuk reports on her Facebook page. The main inspirer and organizer of the Russian Cultural Center,...

10.06.2019 Subject: Community

Photo: tvc.ru A portrait sculpture to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin has been installed in the Syrian capital, RIA Novosti reports. The monument to the great poet appeared in Sava school. The solemn opening ceremony was timed to the celebration of the 220th anniversary of the poet. ...

07.06.2019 Subject: Community

Photo: kremlin.ru It is extremely important to preserve the historical memory of world wars, and to resist the glorification of the fascist criminals, Russian president Vladimir Putin stated. According to the head of state, it is impossible to prevent anyone from falsifying history...

06.06.2019 Subject: Community

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In the days of the latest anniversary of Saint Petersburg, the Russian émigré community respectfully remembers another significant yet unfairly forgotten Russian name. It is the name of Pyotr Alexeyevitch Dementyev, who was born on May 1, 1849 in Saint Petersburg on the Neva River and founded another St. Petersburg (or St. Pete, as it is called shortly) on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.
Special Assignment Pilots, a book by Anna Belorusova, a Russian writer, will be the basis for the exhibition in the British town of Bournemouth on the shore of the English Channel. The book tells about the Soviet air force of eagles and the Soviet-British cooperation during the World War II.
130 years ago Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, a legendary Russian aircraft designer, philosopher and visionary, was born. It was he who designed the very systems that are currently used, for example, in advanced helicopters of the presidents of the United States and Russia. Indeed, the legacy of the famous aircraft designer who created the world's first bomber, a four-engine aircraft and a single-rotor helicopter is our national pride.
The Artigianato e Palazzo Festival (Artisan crafts and Palace) was held in Florence over the weekend. The anniversary 25th edition has been devoted to charity fundraising for time-critical restoration and preservation of the great cultural and artistic legacy of Russian community that resided in Florence in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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.