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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The Baptism of the Lord, or Epiphany, is celebrated by Orthodox believers on Wednesday, January 19, TASS reports. It is considered the oldest Christian holiday and is dedicated to the baptism of Jesus Christ, which was performed by John the Baptist in the...

19.01.2022 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: (CC0) Almost 100,000 Australians have Russian roots. According to the 2016 census data, most of them live in Sydney and Melbourne. Updated information from last year's census will be announced at a later date, Edinenie reports. ...

17.01.2022 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: High Movement / The Swiss Niva Red Legend team has won the Dakar 2022 multi-day rally marathon in a Lada Niva car. The Lada brand helped the team develop a retro style of the 1980s, when riders on Soviet Niva cars took part in off-road rallies, Izvestia...

17.01.2022 Subject: Sports

Photo: (CC BY 4.0) Russians celebrate the Old New Year on January, 14. It is based on the discrepancy between the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It was introduced in Russia in 1918 right after December 31. That is why 1918 started with 14 January.  ...

14.01.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: delo / Primary and secondary school students will be able to take part in the traditional Russian Song Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Lodz (Poland) for the 10th time. The festival is open to contestants with a wide variety of musical tastes, they...

14.01.2022 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: National Ocean Service// (Public domain) Performances and concerts by troups from the Russian north, master classes, photo exhibitions and other events will be held at the Russian House in Cairo as part of the Russian North project. The project aims to...

14.01.2022 Subject: Culture


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Since the beginning of the unrest in Kazakhstan, some media and Telegram channels have speculated about the threat to Russians living in the Republic. Allegedly, the introduction of CSTO forces would put them in danger due to the rise of Kazakh nationalism. Izvestia talked to Russians living in the country to find out how the January events had affected their relations with Kazakhs. Interviewees claimed that the introduction of CSTO peacekeepers had no effect on interethnic dialogue because the Russians living in the Republic were not associated with Russia - they were locals. However, according to Izvestia's interlocutors, there is still intolerance at the mundane level.
Vladimir Kanevsky moved from St. Petersburg to the U.S. in the 1980s. He's got engaged in creating porcelain flowers instead of architecture, which was an unexpected move even for him. Now designers of international fame collect exquisite bouquets by Vladimir Kanevsky, and the best museums of the world arrange exhibitions of his works.
Russian animator Sergey Merinov opened the first Russian online school of clay animation and was amazed by the geography of applications received. They were sent by people from Moscow to Khabarovsk in Russia, as well as from the USA, Colombia, Finland, and other countries. They all wanted to study the most labor-consuming type of animation.
Stepan Erzia was a Mordvin sculptor who lived in Soviet Russia and Argentina. The Erzia Center in Moscow houses a collection of unique sculptural replicas. Most of them are the casts from the artist's works kept in South America, although there are some originals as well.