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Svetlana Smetanina Thousands of Montenegrins celebrated the opposition's victory in the elections. Photo credit: The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change. - For the first time in 30 years, the united opposition won the parliamentary elections in Montenegro. And a lot of people came to the...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

O p i n i o n s Tatiana Gabroussenko Professor at Korea University, South Korea. The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient. Before...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Alexander Gamov 75 years ago, the United States detonated nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four years later the Soviet Union got its atomic weapons. 75 years ago, the most horrendous and destructive military action in the history of mankind took place (someone may say - a crime, and they will be right in their own way). US dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima (on the left) and Nagasaki (on the right). Photo credit: George R. Caron / What was behind it and why did the USSR leadership...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Vladimir Emelianenko Photo credit: BackwardRus/ As the new academic year starts, Russian teachers will travel to three new countries - Mongolia, Serbia and Uzbekistan. There are two more countries waiting for teachers from Russia according to the emerging tradition (Tajikistan since 2017 and Kyrgyzstan since 2019). For the first time, Vietnam requests Russian teachers to teach Russian in the remote mode. This is how the program for promoting Russian language abroad has been developing. What is more, in the early years Russian teachers signed contracts and went to teach mostly the Russian language...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Russia has become the first country in the world to register a vaccine against coronavirus, but it seems that no one is happy about this. Many write that it is impossible to release a vaccine so quickly, because they will not have time to pass all the checks. Others describe it as a "massive human experiment." It is alleged that even before the third phase of clinical trials, Sputnik-V will be administered to millions of Russian citizens - in the coming month. It is reported that the new vaccine has many adverse reactions, but it allegedly provides few protective antibodies. Each of these theses is incorrect to one degree...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Nearly one hundred and fifty African students and teachers from Tanzania, Ruanda, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Madagascar and Mauritius participated in a 12-day intensive Russian language course in July. It marked the first stage of the Distant Russian in Africa online project aimed to strengthen humanitarian ties with Africa, which had been discussed at the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi. Valery Chastnykh, deputy director of the Institute of Russian Language and Culture at Moscow State University (IRLC MSU), told the Rossiyskaya Gazeta that the concept of such events had...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage


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Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) A telephone conversation between Russian and American presidents Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden took place on the eve of April 13, the website of the President of Russia reports. The American side was the initiator of the phone call. ... .
Photo credit: Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the composition of the Board of Trustees, Supervisory Board and Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. He signed the corresponding decree the day before, on April 12.  It is indicated... .
Photo credit: artisano / Russian compatriots living in Ireland were offered to join the Garden of Remembrance international action held in different countries of the world in honor of Soviet citizens who died during the Great Patriotic War. Compatriots can become... .
Photo credit: PIRO4D / The 5th To the Stars regional chess tournament, timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space, brought together participants from nine countries in Africa and the Middle East. The competitions were held online,... .
On April 10, the Total Dictation took place. The Russian Center of the Tchaikovsky House in Hamburg took part in the organization of this international educational campaign for the 5th time. This year, due to the prevailing epidemiological situation, the Total Dictation... .