“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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Russian centers in Czech Republic hold Russian calligraphy competition
The Russian Center in Plzen is holding a calligraphy competition in Russian.
Following their colleagues from Brno, the staff of the Pilsen Russian Center decided to invite everyone who learns Russian to compete in calligraphy.
To participate in the competition, one needs to write by hand several stanzas from the works of Russian poets about winter, photograph the work and send it to the Russian Center by January 31, 2021.
The results of the competition will be announced at the end of January, the authors of the most beautiful works will receive gifts.
Varvara Golovatina, Pilsen
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