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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The popular Russian film "Ice-2" about the fate of a hockey player was screened in Nicosia as part of a street festival of Russian cinema in Cyprus. On August 9, the festival will continue on the waterfront in Limassol, viewers will...

09.08.2022 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Yulia Ivanko / (CC BY 4.0) More than 200 films will be included in the program of the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) this year. The film forum starts on August, 26, TASS reports. According to the organizers, films by representatives of 65 countries...

09.08.2022 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Evgeny Samarin / (CC BY 4.0) The largest portrait of Van Gogh is being created in Sochi, Krasnodar News reports. Eleven artists began painting the large-scale graffiti in the Rosa Khutor mountain resort on Friday, July 29.  Representatives of the Guinness Book of...

29.07.2022 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: the Editorial staff of the Russkiy Mir website The interest is still high in the Hermitage expositions abroad. According to the head of the museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky, it is proved by the demand for online products developed by the museum staff over the past two years,...

25.07.2022 Subject: Culture

The Monumental arch, also known as the Arch of Triomphe. Palmyra, Syria. Photo credit: Hayk.arabaget / (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Hermitage Museum specialists plan to start researching the Arch of Triomphe in Palmyra this fall, RIA Novosti reports. According to the director...

25.07.2022 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Another cultural center, which bears the name of the writer Maxim Gorky, began to work in Ecuador. It opened in Guayaquil, three-million-people city, according to the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The city is considered one of the financial and economic...

21.07.2022 Subject: Culture


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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.
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