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Photo credit: (CC BY 2.5) The Czech authorities have decided to reduce the number of Russian diplomats in Prague to the number of Czech diplomats in Moscow, TASS reports. According to Jakub Kulganek, who heads the Czech foreign ministry, this was a reaction to the expulsion...

22.04.2021 Subject: Politics

Photo credit: kazac-maksim / The deputy American ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the agency's website reports. He was handed a note that ten embassy officials were declaring persona non grata. They must leave Russian territory within a...

21.04.2021 Subject: Politics

Photo by M. Mishin. Moscow Mayor and Government Press Service (CC BY 4.0) The Kovivac vaccine against the coronavirus is effective against all strains of infection, the head of the Chumakov Center, Aydar Ishmukhametov, stated. The scientist recalled that Kovivac is a ''whole-virion'' vaccine - it is made of a...

21.04.2021 Subject: Science

Photo credit: Valeria Ushakova / The works of Russian artists of Estonia will be presented in Tartu, Sputnik reports. The organizers of the “Russian ART of Estonia” project are the Tartu City Society of Slavic Cultures, the Association of Russian Artists in Estonia...

20.04.2021 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The effectiveness of the first Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection, Sputnik V, exceeded 97%, RIA Novosti reports. The representatives of the Gamelei Center, where the drug was created, said that this is evidenced by the results of a study of...

20.04.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: OrnaW / Performances based on the works of Pushkin, Bulgakov, Filatov and other authors, as well as lectures on the works of Chekhov and Dostoevsky in Russian and Spanish, will be held as part of the 5th Russian Theater Week, which opens on April...

19.04.2021 Subject: Culture


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Eyewitnesses have said and written a lot about the events of the Great Patriotic War, about the ordeals suffered by the people. Every family has at least one story from this tragic period in our country’s life. On the threshold of Victory Day, let us look through the memories of those who led the military operations, and read the Marshals’ memoirs.
“Sometimes I wandered about a huge park in the center of New York and, looking at the skyscrapers that bordered it, thought with cold fury about wonderful American orchestras that didn’t care about my music…” Sergei Prokofiev wrote in 1918, immediately after emigration. The audience listening to The Love for Three Oranges, his opera, would never think that the composer of this brilliant sunny music could speak that bitterly about the country where he had his first real success. And that 18 years later, he would finally return to his homeland to see new openings for both life and creativity.
“Life of young people during pandemics in Russia and the US” is the topic of Zoom conversation between Lomonosov MSU students and the Russkiy Mir classroom- NAU (Northern Arizona University). The meeting host is Larisa Brener, Europe and Eurasia Initiatives Coordinator at NAU, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Balalaika Battle 29.04.2021
The I International online contest “Balalaika - Soul of Russia” brought together participants from all over the country, as well as from Ukraine, Belarus, and the Donetsk People's Republic. Mikhail Kiselev, director of the Moscow festival "Balalaika - Soul of Russia", said that today balalaika was associated not only with folk tunes, but quite modern music, and even jazz.
A sign of the new era is vaccine tourism to Russia. Foreigners are officially allowed to be vaccinated against coronavirus in the country. And it is quite easy to do this, whereas in most European countries those wishing to get vaccinated will have to stay for a long time on the waitlist. There were plenty of people willing to buy such an unusual tour. The Germans were the first to come to Moscow for the life-saving vaccine.