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Can national character be studied by standards of speaking etiquette? And why entering an elevator without greeting anyone is absolutely ethical conduct? Renowned linguist, Doctor of letters Maxim Kronhaus has been observing Russian speaking etiquette for quite a while. He shared his conclusions at the ROPRYAL Congress being conducted these days in Ufa.

16.10.2018 Rubric: Interview
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The 200th birthday anniversary of Ivan Turgenev will be widely celebrated in November not only in Moscow, Paris and Baden-Baden. Lebedyan, Shchigry and Topki, as well as other towns and villages of the Oryol and Kursk Regions, famed by the writer in his Sketches from a Hunters Album, have been also preparing for the celebration. Lots of things have changed in these parts, which Turgenev scholars and huntsmen from the Oryol Region call Turgenevian woodland, but hunting is still excellent.

10.10.2018 Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

The multi-move combination aiming to eliminate Russian language from all areas of formal and social life is still under way in Ukraine: on September 10 the Chief Scientific Expert Department (CSED) of Verkhovnaya Rada (the Parliament of Ukraine) issued an opinion about feasibility to pass the bill On support of Ukrainian as the state language, draft of which was introduced last year, on June 9.

04.10.2018 Rubric: Articles
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The delegation from Russia took part in the chimney sweeps parade in an Italian town of Santa Maria Maggiore, where thousands of masters from 28 countries of the world came together for the event. Russian chimney-sweeps school is considered to be relatively new comparing to a number of European countries; nevertheless Russian chimney sweeps are believed to be among the worlds best ones.

28.09.2018 Rubric: Articles
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75 years ago the Battle of Kursk was completed after 2 months of tireless WW2 battle on the ground and in the air. Four million people from the both sides have taken part in it. It was the largest tank warfare in recorded history of World War 2. Let's look at it through the eyes of the young German soldier. The novel is written by French author Guy Sajer as a personal narrative of his experiences as a German soldier on the Eastern Front as a part of the Great Germany division. Following his memoirs, the terror of Soviet artillery was one of the worst experiences of the war.

23.09.2018 Rubric: Articles
Subject: History