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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Monday the Russian world and its values unite different peoples of historical Rus regardless political preferences and state borders. “The Russian culture is one of the foundations that unite the peoples of historical Rus,” Patriarch Kirill said in his address to participants in the 8th Russkiy Mir (Russian World) Assembly. The Assembly has opened in Sochi and included over 800 representatives...

04.11.2014
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Over the past few years, Russian literature has managed “even though partially” to win back in Russia as well as outside it its place lost since the Soviet times, renowned Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin told TASS on the sidelines of SLOVO Russian Literature Festival in London.“The attitude to books in our society began changing for the better about five years ago,” Prilepin said. “Within this time, quite unexpectedly for itself Russian literature has managed to win back positions lost after disintegration of the USSR....

17.03.2014
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A three-month long Russian language, literature and science festival commenced in Kerala’s beautiful capital city of Thiruvanathapuram (Trivandrum). The festival is welcoming Russian studies experts from five cities across India. It is organized by the Pushkin Russian Language Center in Thiruvanathapuram and the Russkiy Mir Foundation with support from the office of Rossotrudnichestvo in India.The festival opened with a traditional award ceremony for Russian language teachers with work experience of more than 30 years. One of the most...

01.11.2013
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As part of its attempt to introduce contemporary Russian poets to Kerala, the Russian Cultural Centre in Thiruvananthapuram is bringing out a translated collection of poems by Bella Akhmadulina, a 20th century Russian poet. A selection of 26 poems translated into Malayalam by K Jayakumar, Vice-Chancellor of Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, is slated to be released in November. The project is being funded by Russkiy Mir Foundation.“We are trying to bring out and popularise the works of at least three Russian authors or poets every...

19.09.2013
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A delegation of the Belarusian State University visited the Republic of Korea. The delegation was led by Vyacheslav Molofeyev, Dean of the Pre-University Education Department, representatives of the Embassy of Belarus in the Republic of Korea told BelTA.Negotiations were held with the administration and professors of Russian language chairs in several Korean universities. The sides discussed the development of cooperation, including student exchange programs. The BSU delegation informed that the university had renewed Russian language study programs...

15.05.2013
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A high-ranking Russian government official expressed hope that the Russian World Foundation [Russkiy Mir Foundation] will continue its activity in the Philippines as he noted that the most important thing to develop is the cultural exchange and contact between the two countries."We regret that there has been a pause with the activities of the Russian World Foundation which has been very effective in the Philippines due to economic crisis," said Ernest Valeev, deputy of the State Duma and vice chairman of the Committee on Safety and Corruption...

03.02.2013
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One of the best ways for Russia to enhance its global soft power is to promote its rich and complicated language. Over the last few years, the Russian Government through the Russkiy Mir Foundation has realised the importance of spreading the language. “The Russian language not only preserves an entire layer of truly global achievements but is also the living space for the many millions of people in the Russian-speaking world, a community that goes far beyond Russia itself,” Vladimir Putin told the Russian Federal Assembly in 2007.  ...

10.12.2012
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has urged participants of the 6th Russkiy Mir (Russian World) Assembly to feel involvement in Russia and its culture. The Assembly opened in Moscow on November 3, bringing together about 1,000 Russian nationals from 80 countries.The gathering, which coincided with festivities dedicated to Russian People’s Unity Day, specifically focuses on Russian language and Russian history.Supporting the Russian language and preserving its international standing remains a key priority of the Russian...

04.11.2012
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According to the Voice of Russia correspondent, some 1,000 guests from 80 countries have come to attend the forum that is basically focused on the promotion of Russian and Russian history.The assembly was declared open by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who said Russia should prioritize the promotion of cultural area and cooperation with compatriots abroad.He pointed out that action is currently being taken on the state programme on support for the Russian language, a programme that’s been drawn up until 2015, and that a concept is...

03.11.2012
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The sixth Russkiy Mir Assembly begins its work in Moscow this Saturday. It will last two days. The forum is held to mark National Unity Day.The theme of the discussion is "the Russian Language and Russian History”.Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will speak at the assembly on the first day, the government press service said.The forum is expected to attract attention of the Russian society and compatriots abroad to the common history, fundamental spiritual and moral values and promote modern methods and practices to...

03.11.2012
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The Sixth Assembly of the Russkiy Mir Foundation is opening in Moscow on Saturday.The participants in the Assembly will take part in discussions about the role of the Russian Language and the history of the Russian state.Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will address the participants on the first day of the Assembly’s work.The program of the two-day event also includes a display of badges and medals and a book fair.The Assembly of the Russkiy Mir Foundation was set up to consolidate efforts of Russian...

03.11.2012
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On November 3rd, ahead of Day of People’s Unity, the “Russian World” [Russkiy Mir Foundation] which promotes the Russian language and supports programs of its learning abroad will hold the Assembly of the Russian Language. Vyacheslav Nikonov, the chairman of the fund’s executive council The Russkiy Mir Foundation was founded on June 21, 2007. The main tasks of the fund are support of teaching the Russian language, the Russian culture in the whole world. The priority directions are...

02.11.2012
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Russia is expanding ties with compatriots abroad. In addition to cultural cooperation, the Russian community abroad will be provided with legal support and new opportunities to return to their historical homeland.The disintegration of the Soviet Union turned catastrophic for Europe’s most numerous nation. The rights of Russians living in newly formed republics were often violated. Given the situation, Russia has to provide support for its compatriots abroad. Mikhail Remizov, President of the National Strategy Institute, comments....

18.10.2012
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The 1150th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian state was celebrated in the tranquil Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum. The program was organized by the city’s Russian Cultural Center and the Pushkin Center for Russian Language jointly with the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The festivities, held at the Harmony Banquet Hall of Hotel Mascot, were inaugurated by Sree Padmanabha Dasa Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma the Maharaja of the erstwhile princely state of Travancore. At the inauguration, 89-year old former ruler...

18.10.2012
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Former space-race foes from Russia and the United States have inaugurated a bronze statue in Texas of Soviet space pioneer Yury Gagarin to accompany one nearby of John Glenn in a salute to the first two men to orbit the Earth. The works – which you can see here – are a gift to the city of Houston from the Dialogue of Cultures-United World fund and by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, both of them Russian groups, say local officials.They were donated in order to stand outside the building that used to house U.S. space...

17.10.2012
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The IX Film Festival “Russian Resurrection” started in Australia on August 30 and will last until September 26. This is one of the most impressive foreign viewings of Russian cinema. The Russkiy Mir Foundation provides the festival with financial support. We present to our readers the following interview with Georgy Toloraya, head of the Foundation’s regional programs division.– You’re a frequent guest to Australia. What’s on the agenda for your current visit?– I’m...

14.09.2012
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The participants of the public forum “Bulgaria and Russia in the 21st century: Spirituality – Education – Culture”, currently underway in Bulgaria, have discussed the popularization of the Russian language in the country and its role in the modern world.A member of the Russian delegation, Viktor Buyanov, said that the Russkiy Mir Foundation was paying for the work of the Russian language teachers in many countries, creating study rooms and centres, where the work is being done to support the Russian language.There...

12.09.2012
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September 1 is the first day of school in Russia. This day is celebrated as a holiday, which is called Day of Knowledge. On September 1, the winners of an international contest of Russian language teachers will come to Moscow.This contest, named after the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, is now being held for the 12th time. Taking part are teachers of Russian language from the former Soviet republics, Bulgaria, Germany and Israel.As usual, the names of the winners were announced on June 6, which is Pushkin’s birthday....

30.08.2012
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A center of the Russkiy Mir Foundation opened in Sevastopol on August 16 at Lazarev Marine Library. We offer to our readers an interview with Mikhail Nosov, Russkiy Mir Foundation’s PR Director in charge of relations with NGOs. He elaborates upon the Foundation’s activities in Ukraine and the world over. – What does the Russkiy Mir Foundation do?– The main sphere of activity is grant projects that serve the cause of Russian language and culture development. The second area is Russian...

21.08.2012
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The second all-Korean Russian language contest was held by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies on May 18. The university’s Institute for Russian Studies organized the second language contest for a range of prizes from Russian language training to air tickets and cash awards. Teams of two students first had to make a presentation of their impressions of Russia, then semifinalists debated the role of social networks in modern society. The finalists then...

27.05.2012
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