“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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Winter school organised by Russian Center in Groningen
Russian Center in Groningen and Russian Center in Netherlands held winter school for RGGU philological faculty students on February 3-5. Benelux language center in Moscow for Dutch language studies has supported the study program.
Six students have taken online lessons, that included Netherlands politics and coronavirus situation review. Also Russian students have interacted with peers from Netherlands on the impact the pandemics had made on their lives and studies. Also grammar topics were discussed in theory and practices. Summer school is the next project for the summer 2021.
Marsel Stuten, Groningen
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Lolita and Cosmonaut 11.04.2021Every year in April we commemorate the glorious day of April 12, 1961. It was the day when Yuri Gagarin, the first man of the new space era, was brought to near-earth orbit by the Vostok-1 spacecraft. The flight lasted just a little over an hour and a half, but it turned Gagarin into a figure that has been admired throughout the world ever since. The feat accomplished by Gagarin 60 years ago inspires us to recall the incredible connection of his story with Lolita Torres - a singer and one of the top actresses from Argentina's golden era of cinema.