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Photo credit: E. Samarin / (CC BY 4.0) More than 77% of foreign companies refused to end their business in Russia, despite pressure, blackmail and sanctions from the West. Such data was provided by the speaker of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin, Readovka...

09.08.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Friendship Day of Russia and Slovenia was celebrated the day before, on July 31, TASS reports. Traditionally, the annual memorial celebrations took place at the Russian Chapel on the Vršić Alpine Pass. Slovenians and Russians gathered there to...

01.08.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Russia donated monkeypox test kits to Congo, RIA Novosti reports. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is visiting the African country, Moscow also proposed developing cooperation with Congo, and, in particular, create a joint...

25.07.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: Pavel Adzhigildyaev / (CC-BY-SA-3.0) A Russian plane is helping to fight wildfires in Algeria, TASS reports. The Be-200 amphibious plane sent by the Russian Emergency Ministry is participating in rescue operations in the disaster zone. In the past 24...

25.07.2022 Subject: Community

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The memory of Soviet soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country was honored in Slovenia, TASS reports. The memorial ceremony took place the day before, on July, 22, in Vrhnika. It was timed to the  anniversary of the formation of...

23.07.2022 Subject: Community


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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.