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Photo credit: the press service of the organizing committee of the Moscow Seasons / (CC BY 4.0) For the 2nd time in a row, Russians are celebrating the New Year amid continuing restrictions aimed at countering the spread of COVID-19. However, this year, it has been decided to hold traditional mass events in some regions taking into account the improvements in the epidemiological situation, TASS reports. ...

31.12.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) A young resident of Syria, Iman Ali, has received another letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reports. The nine-year-old girl has already sent a message to the president twice, and both times he answered her. Iman Ali lives with...

31.12.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: Donations_are_appreciated / The Patriarchal Exarchate has been created in Africa by the Russian Orthodox Church, RIA Novosti reports. The corresponding decision was made at a meeting of the ROC Synod on December 29, RIA Novosti reports. ...

30.12.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: PhotoMIX-Company / ''The connection between times and generations" round table discussion took place in Beirut, the Rossotrudnichestvo website reports. Its program brought together scientists, historians, public figures, journalists. They were joined by the...

30.12.2021 Subject: Diaspora

Photo credit: ptksgc / Japanese graduates of Russian universities met in Tokyo, the Rossotrudnichestvo website reports. The event took place on the eve of the New Year holidays. Up to 50 people gathered in one of the business centers. Most of them have recently returned to...

30.12.2021 Subject: Education

Photo credit: Maxim Denisov / (CC BY 4.0) The largest artificial ice rink in Europe has opened in Moscow, Izvestia writes. Its territory is decorated with multi-colored bulbs and a bridge for pedestrians. The main decoration of the ice rink is a field of glowing flowers. The...

29.12.2021 Subject: Community


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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.