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Exchange programs and sales turnover between Russia and Thailand have grown lately. More than a million people visited Thailand this year. The tourist flow from Thailand to Russia has also increased. Demand to study and teach Russian language is also growing, which explains the increasing interest of higher educational institutions in Thailand towards Russian language. ...

18.12.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Education

Russkiy Mir Foundation delegation headed by Executive Director Vladimir Kochin visited Tokyo Soka University today, December 18. Russian Center has opened in this institution on June 2016. Vladimir Kochin has noted excellent cooperation results and growing popularity of the Russian Center during the meeting...

18.12.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

Students from Far Eastern Federal University showed excellent results at International Youth Forum for young leaders held on December 1 - 5 in Vladivostok. The forum repeated Far Eastern United Nations Model – 2017. It was supported by Russian Ministry of Education and Science and the Far Eastern branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. ...

15.12.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Education

The International Educational Platform founded by mutual efforts of Russian and Chinese philologists was solemnly opened on 24th of November 2017 in Changchun University, China. The platform was initiated by Pacific National University, Khabarovsk city, which has been actively collaborating with leading Chinese universities for more than 150 years and implementing joint educational programs and...

01.12.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Russian Language

8th Regional Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club held on November 27–30 in the South Korean capital. The Conference has formulated its central topic as “Looking ahead: Russia and Asia in the next 20 years.” It is organized in partnership with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy. ...

29.11.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Politics

Russian Language Week opens in Berlin today, November 21. All events to be conducted in Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Berlin until November, 25. Organizers of the event aim to attract more interest in Russian language and culture abroad. The event is conducted by Russian Centre of Science and Culture...

21.11.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

11th Russian World Assembly starts in Nizhny Novgorod today, coinciding with the National Unity Day. Famous political and community leaders, Russian government officials, representatives of expat communities, university and school teachers, scientists, writers, spiritual leaders, culture experts and...

03.11.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

World Pushkin International creative contest established by the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the Pushkin State Museum Reserve has completed. A shortlist comprising 16 finalists has been announced. They all were invited for the contest final stage to take place from 31st of October until 2nd of November 2017, in Boldino. According to...

19.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: European Russian Forum

Russkiy Mir Foundation and Russian International Olympic University presented educational potential of Russia to students from twenty countries on October 17, 2017. 90 participants of 19th World Festival of Youth and Students gained an opportunity to witness the way of working of the educational institution - Russian...

18.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History


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The most amazing time during the Russian winter is the period between Christmas and the Epiphany, which is celebrated today. It is held (though the weather defies this tradition) that this is the time of the harshest cold spells. And as if the counter the cold, according to Russian tradition, it is also the height of winter revelries during the Christmas season.
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