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Russia is very concerned about "creeping Fascism rehabilitation" observed in some countries, according to Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov who made this statement at the opening of exhibition titled Holocaust: annihilation, liberation, and salvation. The exposition was opened in the UN headquarters in New York, TASS reports. It is...

19.01.2018 Subject: History

Sound recording company Melody became a laureate of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) for Special Achievements, TASS reports. The jury awarded Melody for the project titled Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music. As per the sound recording company, the art in Russia has gone through a long way of a hundred years and Melody aims at showing the main branches of its development. ...

19.01.2018 Subject: Culture

The Epiphany is celebrated today on January 19 by Orthodox Christians. Traditional Epiphany ceremonies including a ceremony of bathing are held today all over Russia. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all-Russia is going to lead the church service and sanctify the water in Moscow’s Epiphany Cathedral. Besides, waters of all the four oceans will be sanctified in honor of the feast, RIA...

19.01.2018 Subject: Religion

75th anniversary of the breakthrough of the blockade of Leningrad is marked today, January 18th. The siege has continued for 900 days. Despite the cold, poverty, hunger, the inhabitants did not buckle under the enemy. Due to various data sourses from 400 thousand to 1,5 million people have perished during the siege. ...

18.01.2018 Subject: History

Orthodox Christians in Russia mark the Eve of Theophany today on January 18, RIA Novosti informs. This is the day of strict fasting. The Eve of Theophany precedes one of the twelve greatest Christian feasts – The Theophany or the Twelfth Day. All parishes of Russian Orthodox Church hold services and bless the water. ...

18.01.2018 Subject: Religion

Peace and stability in Europe can be reached only if Russia will be a partner, not an enemy, Austrian chancellor and chairman of the Austrian People's Party Sebastian Kurz stated, RIA Novosti reports. Kurz also supports the gradual cancellation of the anti-Russian sanctions. According to the Austrian polititian,...

18.01.2018 Subject: Politics

Russian Estates project attracted three times more tourists from abroad to Old Russian country estates, as per the head of Russian Ministry of Culture Vladimir Medinsky who made this statement in the course of his presentation at the forum of small towns and historical settlements, IA Interfax informs. ...

18.01.2018 Subject: Travel

Figurative Diaspora presents works of "unofficial art" created by 5 Russian artists of the Soviet era and 5 contemporary Chinese artists at The New York Academy of Art from January 16 to March 4. The show is curated by Peter Drake and painter Mark Tansey. This exhibition aims to trace the direct artistic influence of the...

17.01.2018 Subject: Culture


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