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Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) The TruD test brought together 49 countries, according to the website of the Moscow Compatriot House. It allowed those who study Russian as a foreign language to join the Total Dictation action. The test took place on the same day as the dictation...

12.04.2021 Subject: Education

Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) The number of participants in the Total Dictation action this year has exceeded 670,000 people. according to the RT channel. According to Olga Rebkovets, who heads the Total Dictation Foundation, the total number of participants was 675,198. Last...

12.04.2021 Subject: Community

Photo credit: AKuptsova / pixabay.com Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on Monday, April 12. It was established in honor of the first manned flight into space, TASS reports. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this event. ...

12.04.2021 Subject: Space

Yuri Gagarin before the launch. Photo credit: Mil.ru /wikipedia.org The anniversary of the first manned flight into space is being celebrated by the Russian mission to the UN in New York and the permanent mission to international organizations in Vienna, TASS reports. The launch of a...

09.04.2021 Subject: Space


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Every 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.
In 2021, the Lake Baikal Ice Marathon was held on Baikal for the 17th time. The reporter of the Dutch newspaper de Volksrant decided to test himself and overcome 42 kilometers at -29 degrees Celsius and in a scorching wind. He was joined by other 60 athletes.
General Nikolai Berzarin, the first post-war commandant of Berlin, was the very person that Berlin and its residents literally owed their lives to. But today very few people remember this feat of his. Ekaterina Dettmering, our compatriot from Germany, is the mind behind The Last Feat of Nikolai Berzarin project. And today the exhibition about this extraordinary person moves from online to offline.
In February, the House of Russia Abroad launched Portraits of Women in the Russian Scientific Community Abroad in the 20th Century, a series of public lectures. In the lead-up to International Women's Day, we talked with Natalia Masolikova,  the author of the series, about how Russian women emigrants made their way to scientific heights, and what united them despite all the differences in characters and destinies.
International Women's Day has been celebrated for over a hundred years, but the path to women's independence began much earlier. This topic was of utmost importance to the public. There were starkly differing views, and many swards were crossed over disputes about women’s rights and their role in public life.