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Anna Genova Photo: Marco Maggi Italian entrepreneur Marco Maggi's book, "Russian to the Bone," is now accessible for purchase in Italy and is scheduled for release in Russia in the upcoming months. In the book, Marco recounts his personal odyssey, narrating each stage of his life as a foreigner in Russia—starting from the initial fascination to the process of cultural assimilation, venturing into business, fostering authentic friendships, and ultimately, reaching a deep sense of identifying as a Russian at his very core. - Marco, you have not only lived in Russia for 20...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Anna Efremova Mikhail Kalatozov Mikhail Kalatozov, a director who transformed the world of cinematography in many ways, was born 120 years ago. He was a Soviet film official and a propagandist. Above all, he was capable of producing movies that struck viewers with their power and poetic language. Prince, Rabfak's Student, Romantic One of the most talented Soviet film directors of the 20th century was born in Tiflis on December 15(28), 1903, 120 years ago. Mikhail Kalatozov came from a noble Georgian family. Many Georgian intellectuals visited the house...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Editorial Office of the Russky Mir portal Photo credit: Ukrainian authorities have launched a persecution campaign against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), the biggest one in the country's modern history. Over the past year, state sanctions were imposed on clergy representatives, searches were conducted in churches, clergymen were arrested, criminal cases were initiated, the activity of the UOC was banned in various regions of the country, and monasteries and churches were seized. In the spring of 2023, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine announced the unilateral...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Religion

Sergey Vinogradov Photo courtesy of Nektary Kotlyaroff When Nektary Kotlyaroff, a fourth-generation Russian Australian and founder of the Russian Orthodox Choir in Sydney, first visited Russia, the first person he spoke to was a cab driver at the airport. Having heard that Nektariy's ancestors left Russia more than 100 years ago, the driver was astonished, "How come you haven't forgotten the Russian language?" Nektary Kotlyaroff repeated his answer in an interview with the Russkiy Mir. His affinity to the Orthodox Church (many of his ancestors and relatives were priests) and the traditions...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Sergey Vinogradov Photo credit: EffectGraff Creative Association Russian graffiti artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Nizhnevartovsk took part in an international street art festival in the capital of Chile. They decorated the walls of Santiago with Russian and Chilean symbols, conducted a master class for Russian compatriots, and discussed collaborative projects with colleagues from Latin America. There is an idea, for instance, to invite the region's best artists to an international festival in Russia next year. "Graffiti is a wonderful communication tool enabling us to...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

Alla Shelyapina Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The leaders of the Friends of the Great Russia cultural association (Amici Della Grande Russia) in Italy believe that the Western policy of abolishing Russian culture in Europe has finally failed. Furthermore, it was doomed to failure from the beginning. For instance, this fact can be illustrated by the current events at Italy's main theater featuring an enviable consistency with works by Russian authors in its repertoire. Teatro alla Scala (La Scala Theater) in Milan continues to offer productions with Russian performers and...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество


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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Orthodox Epiphany was celebrated in Russia and abroad. The holiday and its tradition of diving in blessed water united Russians and residents of many countries around the world. Queues lined up at the illuminated Epiphany... .
Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) Holocaust Remembrance Week started in Russia on Thursday, January, 18, RIA Novosti reports. It is being held for the 10th time. The organizer is the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC). It is planned that commemorative events will cover almost... .
The course of Russian as a foreign language, created by the Mir Society of Russian Compatriots with the support of the Russian World Foundation, came to an end in Kragujevac, Serbia. The course participants included high school and university students, as well... .