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After some renovation work, the museum apartment of Fyodor Chaliapin has reopened. There is a new exhibit on show, a Shalyapin portrait painted in 1918 by Boris Grigoryev. The museum also announced that is is launching a program of concerts and educational events for children.   The Chaliapin museum apartment is the last address of the great Fedor Chaliapin in Russia and the first Chaliapin's museum in Russia (opened April 11, 1975). Here the great singer lived from 1914 to 1922, and...

12.04.2010
Rubric: Region news
Subject: European Russian Forum

Russia marks Cosmonautics Day on Monday to commemorate the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by Soviet cosmonaut Yury Gagarin, who made one complete orbit around the Earth aboard the Vostok spaceship. The mission lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes, heralding the beginning of the space age. The past 49 years have seen 514 astronauts from 36 countries making their complete orbit flights around the Earth, with the Russia remaining the world’ top country in terms of space sector-related achievements. Suffice it to mention Valentina Tereshkova and...

12.04.2010 Subject: History

Important current and past events on these dates in Russkiy Mir April 10: Resistance Day celebrated, honoring those who resisted Nazi occupation during WWII    The 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet polar explorer Academic Evgeny Federov, which will be celebrated in this year in Moscow    288 years ago (1722) upon the order of Tsar Peter the Great, systematic weather observation and recording began in St....

10.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language

Russia starts building museum park complex in Jericho at a plot of land which was earlier returned to the Russian government by authorities of the Palestinian National Authority, Interfax reports. "The Russian museum in Jericho proves that Russia returns to the Holy Land after a long period of absence and contributes into cultural and spiritual life of people living there and numerous tourists from all over the world who come to visit these places," head of the Presidential Property Management Department of the...

09.04.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

The Russian Church sees a role for religious organizations in building a multipolar world. "I believe it's important to revise the paradigm that secures peaceful co-existence of nations. We need to oppose usurpation of peace-making by certain geopolitical power centers," head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said at the Easter reception given by the Russian Foreign Ministry. According to the Metropolitan, to...

09.04.2010 Subject: Russian Language in China

A young composer from St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, has written a symphony in honor of the Shtokman gas condensate field in the Russian sector of the Barents Sea, the Sinemafonika production company said on Friday. The symphony is a part of "The Industrial Trilogy" dedicated to Russia's major industrial projects of the beginning of the 21st century – the development of the Shtokman gas condensate field, the construction of Europe's largest railway bridge across the Yuribei River in the...

09.04.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

The Lithuanian newspaper Klaipeda has announced that it will restart its Russian-language version, DELFI reports. The newspaper has been published in the port city of Klaipeda since 1945.  For many years it was published in both Lithuanian and Russian, but due to financial difficulties, the Russian version was shut down in 2007. The editor of the newspaper, Saulius Pocius, said that the newspaper would finance the Russian version using its own resources.  “Regardless, there is...

09.04.2010 Subject: History

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed the decree on establishing the North (Arctic) State University in Arkhangelsk.  The university will have special focus on development of mineral resource, oil and gas. The program of development of the North State University is focused on training specialists and intensive research activity for future Arctic development. According to the Vice Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Elena Kudryashova, the new university is going to launch seven educational programs and enroll 700...

09.04.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

The new START Treaty contributes considerably to stable world peace, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a Prague press conference on Thursday, adding that the document opens a new page in Russo-US relations, The Voice of Russia reports. Under the pact, each side is allowed a maximum of 1,550 nuclear warheads and no more than 700 deli-very vehicles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear arms. Medvedev thanked his American counterpart Barack Obama for his readiness to reach...

08.04.2010 Subject: Religion

On the 24th of April, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and the Austrian Ambassador Margot Kles-til-Loeffler will open the Russian capital’s annual Viennese Ball, the Voice of Russia reports. Some two thousand interna-tional guests at it will enjoy a star-studded gala, with the baritone Dmitri Khvorostovski, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Austria’s Axel Rot Big Band taking part. The ball is one of Moscow’s events ahead of the 65th anniversary of Allied Victory over Nazi Germany....

08.04.2010 Subject: Culture

Prime Minister Putin has given the Rectors of Russia’s Federal Universities one month in which to submit development and expansion plans, The Voice of Russia reports. Meeting with them in Novosibirsk in Western Siberia Friday, he promised their establishments 400 million roubles each upfront  and one more similar disbursement before 2013. The Federal Universities came into existence in 2009 and number five. They are in Arkhangelsk on the White Sea, Kazan on the Volga, Yekaterinburg in the Urals, Yakutsk in northeastern Siberia and Vladivostok on the...

08.04.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

The Russian Center, which opened April 8, became the fourth such center of the Foundation in Ukraine (the others are located in Kiev, Lugansk and Kharkov) and the 50th center worldwide. The opening of this newest center points to the development and strengthening of humanitarian ties between Russia and Ukriane. “This center will help create a bridge between our peoples, which I am sure...

08.04.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

The Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, held a meeting on April 8 in Novosibirsk – about the modernization of education, reports ITAR-TASS. Following the meeting, Mr. Putin emphasized that the government has established grants for scientists – these grants are for 150 million rubles each and are directed to finance scientific research. In his opinion, “This money will help attract top-line experts to work at Russian universities, including Russian nationals which are...

08.04.2010 Subject: Heart Memory

The director of the Far East branch of Russkiy Mir Foundation, Alexander Zubritsky, attended round table discussion on “APEC and other integration processes in Asian-Pacific Region”, held on April 8. The discussions took place during the Mikhailovskiye scientific readings on the “Current problems in the theory and practice of international law”. Speaking as an expert, Mr. Zubritsky, spoke about the integrating role that the Russian language plays in the Asian-Pacific Region. He described the structure...

08.04.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

The Russian culture festival Japan enters its fifth rear, the Voice of Russia reports. The event, which opens on April 13, includes performances by ballet and circus troupes, exhibitions of paintings and children's drawings, concerts of famous choral collectives and Russian song ensembles. The organizers have planned some retrospective film programs as well. One of them is devoted to the 150th anniversary of Chekhov's birth. Young children will have an opportunity to learn about Russian...

08.04.2010 Subject: European Russian Forum

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