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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Thailand celebrated the Russian Navy Day with a ceremony in Bangkok, where they laid a wreath in the form of the St. Andrew's flag on the grave of Russian sailors from the Aurora cruiser. The employees of the Russian embassy in Thailand attended...

01.08.2022 Subject: History

Photo credit: The Russian imperial family. / (Public domain) The memory of Nicholas the Second and his relatives was honored in the Balkans, the Russian House in Belgrade reports in its Telegram channel. Church services and memorial events in honor of the royal martyrs...

20.07.2022 Subject: History

Photo credit: Paul Delaroche. Portrait of Peter the Great / (Public domain) Russian historian Yuri Zaretsky discovered the original grant letter by Peter the Great in the city archives of Amsterdam. The letter granted a Dutch merchant with a permission to print...

16.05.2022 Subject: History

Photo credit: GoranH / The memory of Soviet citizens who died during World War II has been honored in France, TASS reports. The funeral ceremony was organized in the Oise department, where the largest Soviet military burial is located. ...

05.05.2022 Subject: History


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Business and philanthropy walked in parallel in pre-revolutionary Russia. Big entrepreneurs were often also big philanthropists. They built hospitals, theaters, orphanages, and almshouses. Today the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons, and Philanthropists in Moscow supports and promotes their legacy. Nadezhda Smirnova, museum director, told the Russkiy Mir about the high standard set by the philanthropists of pre-revolutionary Russia.
Few people are aware that Yoko Ono, John Lennon's wife who has spent most of her life in the United States, was brought up under the influence of her Russian aunt, Anna Bubnova. For over half a century, the estate where she grew up has been home to the museum of Alexander Pushkin. The poet had visited the Tver village of Bernovo more than once.
Author, linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky has been known for his left-wing views, and criticism of aggressive U.S. foreign policy from the days of the Vietnam War. Today, he is indignant at the absolute absence of freedom and the actual prohibition to show any other viewpoint on Russian policy and the causes of the Ukrainian crisis in the U.S. media.
Saratov-born Alexey Shishkov, a dental technician from Torrevieja, Spain, could drive to work in a different Zhiguli every day of the week if he wanted to. On Monday, he could choose his beige VAZ-2101 or "Kopeyka" and end the weekend in a red VAZ-2105 or Lada. His collection includes all Zhiguli models, as well as Niva and UAZ; the entire car fleet was purchased from Spanish owners.