Journey to Christmas Festival kicks off in Moscow1
13.12.2019 The festival will last the whole month and end on January 12 of the coming year.
Journey to Christmas Festival kicks off in Moscow
ROCOR celebrates its centenary in 20202
13.12.2019 The program will include presentations of an icon-painting contest and may other events.
ROCOR celebrates its centenary in 2020
Tretyakov Gallery launches online project on Russian art3
13.12.2019 The website will contain information about Russian art and the Tretyakov collection.
Tretyakov Gallery launches online project on Russian art
Website on 75th Anniversary of WW2 Victory is launched4
13.12.2019 It contains all the information about the Victory Day celebrations.
Website on 75th Anniversary of WW2 Victory is launched
Russian center opens in Papua New Guinea5
12.12.2019 Screenings of Russian features and language lessons will be held in the center.
Russian center opens in Papua New Guinea
In December 1769, the decree on the establishment of the Order of St. George as the highest military decoration of the Russian Empire was signed by Empress Catherine the Great. It was pointed out that the order should not be awarded for the “noble race”, but for “special acts of courage,” that is, for personal valor. In modern times, the Order of St. George, abrogated in 1917, was revived; the statute of the order was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2000.
There are not more than 10 actors and directors from Greece who were graduated from Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS). And there were no doctorates in art history. The first is to become Vasiliki Veltsista who is going to submit her thesis this year. Just after getting an MA in mechanical engineering and working as the lead engineer in Athens metro, Vasiliki came to Moscow, following irresistible interest in Russian theater and passionate dream to become a theater director.
Sergey Sinelnik, an honored traveler of Russia, has covered tens of thousands of miles in sea runs, thousands of kilometers through great deserts of the world, climbing the highest peaks, and that's not all. And yet his main passion is sea. For several years now Sergey, his wife and children have been circumnavigating the globe on the wooden Pilgrim, a replica of traditional boats of Russian coast-dwellers – the Koch. And before that, he reached the shores of Australia on the Rusich boat, which is actually just a large wooden skiff. And the ancient Slavic vessel was a smash there.
There is a place in Finland, where they tell about the history of Russia in 15 languages every day, without a lunchbreak. Sveaborg (or Suomenlinna in Finnish) is a fortress which is now part of Helsinki city limits. It was founded by Sweden in the 18th century, then conquered and reconstructed by Russia, which owned the fortress for more than a hundred years, and passed it to Finland in 1917 following the country’s independence.
For a long time very little was known about life of white émigrés in Turkey. Although it was Constantinople that became the main transfer site for hundreds of thousands of refugees from Russia after the October Revolution and the Civil War. Perhaps this gap would not have been filled for a very long time if it were not for the selfless work of our compatriot Marina Sigirji. A few days ago she presented her book “Thank you, Constantinople! In the footsteps of white émigrés in Turkey” in the House of Russian Émigré Community.
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