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Svetlana Alekseeva One hundred years ago Voronezh opened its own university, consisting of pedagogical stuff that transferred from Tartu. Today VSU is the biggest university accommodating foreign students in Chernozemye region. The Head of the International Collaboration Оleg Belenov rationalizes what makes Voronezh State University attractive for foreigners. Voronezh State University anticipates a special anniversary: the State Committee issued a resolution on education in the new Russian State 100 years ago, on May 18, 1918. In particular, it stated: “Consider it necessary to open university in Voronezh using assets and...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

The Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad, panoramic view from the balcony Svetlana Smetanina Early this year the Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad received the key to a new building, where the Museum of Russian Immigration is to open soon. Now is the hardest part of work, placing the exhibits so that they would “talk” to the visitors. Igor Domnin, the deputy director for the Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad and Andrey Vovk, the director for the Russian branch of Ralph Appelbaum Associates are discussing the ways to do it. How The Museum of Russian Immigration...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Not so long ago Russkiy Mir Foundation has published news about the grave of the first wave emigrant Georgy Gorchakov in Tunisia. The grave is situated at the local Gammarth cemetery located near Tunis. Our compatriot Natalia Kupcha lives for 40 years in this country, was a good friend of Georgy Nikolaevich. Here's what she told us about him: He was my neighbor. Since I was a touristic guide, I was talking about Russian diaspora in Tunisia, and always conveyed good sentiments to him. It's been a while, about 35 years ago. Gorchakov died by natural causes, of old age. He...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Array

Tatiana Zhdanok Around a thousand people took part in the All-Latvian parents’ meeting in Riga. Parents, teachers, principals of Russian schools, local governments’ and Euro Parliament’s deputies, both Russians and Latvians are persuading the country’s government to stop the reform aimed at banning the Russian language from schools. Here is the report made at this meeting by a well-known human rights activist Tatiana Zhdanok, one of the leaders of the Russian Union in Latvia. To be or not to be? – That’s Hamlet’s question that we are facing today. We must oppose what is happening to us by...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

Svetlana Smetanina 150th birth anniversary of the great Russian writer Maxim Gorky is celebrated in Russia and all over the world. How well do we know his works today, they are still actual? Why his heritage still engages people around the world? Professor, Head of the Department of A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lidia Spiridonova elaborates further on these topics. – Gorky was the leading classic writer of our country during Soviet times. He was called “the wrong classic” and went to oblivion during Perestroika. What is going on now?...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov Dozens of divers from all over the world, from Ireland to Ethiopia, come to Republic of Karelia, Russia, every year to learn ice diving techniques. What attracts them to Russia is not only the unique White Sea (the only sea in Europe that freezes), but also highly skilled professional Russian coaches. Russian divers are world leaders in ice diving, they are second to none in their experience, the number of set records and invented techniques. The reporter of the Russkiy Mir Foundation found out what it is that the guests of the White Sea take home apart from diving skills. ...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel


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