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Russian House in Barcelona celebrated Russian Christmas on December 22. Russian compatriots, Catalonians and Spaniards learning Russian language and interested in Russian culture, took part in the event. Folk Ensemble Vesnushka under tatyana Smoliakova showed traditional Russian folk rituals. Their performance...

28.12.2017 Subject: Diaspora

Letter to Father Frost competition took place at the Russian Center of the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics branch in the capital of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar. Elementary school kids were impatiently waiting for the fabulous time to come. All the year they were doing their best at school and at home to tell Father Frost about their...

20.12.2017 Subject: Community

Presentation of Russian History e-library and remote access to the libraries’ stock took place in Russian Center of the European Slavic Literature and Culture Foundation in Bratislava. Electronic Library of Russian History internet project was initiated by Russian History magazine and supported by Russian History...

13.12.2017 Subject: Education

Rising Stars festival organized by United Association of Compatriots in Chicago, was held in Chicago. Choreography and vocal groups, ensembles from Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland took part in it. Association of Russian-Speaking Theaters in America has supported this event. ...

04.12.2017 Subject: Culture

German Pushkin Society has been popularizing literary heritage of the grand Russian poet and Russian culture overall in German-speaking countries for already thirty years. It was founded by 150th death anniversary of Pushkin. Great-granddaughter of Emperor Alexander the Second Countess Clotilde von Rintelen has been heading this society for all of these years. More than two hundred...

28.11.2017 Subject: History

Russian Empire - Soviet Union – Russia conference took place in Pecs, Hungary. It was organized by Center for Studies of Contemporary Russia and Soviet Union, and co-organized by Pechorsky target group of Eastern and Middle Europe’s history of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Russian Center provided informational support to the conference with participation of...

01.11.2017 Subject: History

The Centre of Russian Language and Culture at the University of Mons, Belgium, has opened Russian language club. The courses are tailored for beginners (А1/А2 based on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Advanced level students (B1). Anyone who wants to learn and practice Russian language can do that for free. ...

23.10.2017 Subject: Heart Memory

The Moscow Synodal Choir performed in Paris, Portal of Federal Ministry of Culture reports. One of the oldest professional choirs in Russia founded in the beginning of 18th century performed in the frames of the Russian Days of Spiritual Culture in France. Orthodox music, Russian folk songs and other compositions were in the repertoire in Holy Trinity Cathedral and The...

11.10.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum

Private Sunday school Bright Мinds Center founded by our compatriots starts its new educational year in two New York locations, Coordinating council of Russian compatriots in USA reports. The school just has opened its second destination in Manhattan and can accommodate up to 900 kids. Bright Мinds Center offers a preschool...

06.10.2017 Subject: Array

Youth Forum for Russian compatriots has concluded in Ankara, RIA Novosti reports. It was held for the first time. According to the head of the Coordinating Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots in Turkey Maria Sorokina, representatives of societies from different cities and unofficial leaders took part in the forum. Besides, the Turkish youth...

18.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots Council in Australia (KSORS) signed collaboration and friendship agreement with Serbian Australian Representative Council at the Slavic Festival in Brisbane, according to the website of the KSORS. The Serbians and Russians miles away from home have been sustaining good relations, that’s why signature of such an agreement was quite a...

08.09.2017 Subject: Culture

Russian Center in Damascus University, Syria, is preparing for its official opening, which is scheduled for the beginning of October. Joint efforts of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Russian Synergy University and Damascus State University made foundation of this center possible. The center is working already. It welcomed its first guest one of these days. It was the Syrian schoolboy Akhmad...

23.08.2017 Subject: Religion

On July 29 the Art Salon of Pushkin Society in America opened its doors for the Art Exhibit presentation of Yelena Kimelblat series of paintings “Fairy Tales Animals” and a book reading by Dina Perepelitsky of her new book “How we ate our grandma”. Both events have been dedicated to the loving memory of Dina Paisner. ...

04.08.2017 Subject: Array

The round table took place in Consulate General of Russia in New York. Government of the Russian Federation delegation and International Council of Russian Compatriots, including Minister of the Moscow City Government Sergey Cheremin and members of Department for Foreign Economic and International Affairs participated in the round table, Ksors reports....

14.07.2017 Subject: History

Day of Friendship with Russia took place in Antalya, reports the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots website http://vksrs.com/. This event was a part of International Kaleiçi Old Town Festival, organized by Russian Community in Turkey. ...

11.07.2017 Subject: Culture

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