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Sergey Vinogradov As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea. The priest described the visit as the most successful of his missionary trips. During meetings with local residents, about a thousand Papuans declared their readiness to convert to Orthodoxy. Kirill Shrakbul told the Russkiy Mir about his trip, prospects for the Orthodox mission in Papua New...

16.09.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Religion

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Photo credit: amp.politeka.net On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine. From now on, all children from schools with Russian...

15.09.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

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...

04.09.2020
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 / wikipedia.org What was behind it and why did the USSR leadership...

20.08.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Vladimir Emelianenko Photo credit: BackwardRus/ twitter.com 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...

17.08.2020
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...

14.08.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Miscellaneous

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Photo credit: Ri_Ya / pixabay.com Foreigners vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will be able to enter Israel from November 15, TASS reports. The Ministry of Health explained that at least two weeks and no more than six months should pass from the moment of... .
Photo credit: freeze frame / ren.tv Russia criticized UNESCO's reluctance to comment on the situation with Scythian gold, TASS reports. According to deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Pyotr Tolstoy, the organization... .
Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) The work of higher education institutions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic became the main topic of the online meeting of rectors of universities in Russia and Germany. In total, about 30 heads of educational institutions took part in the... .
Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU) are included in the top 150 best universities of the World Reputation Rankings... .
Photo credit: mid.ru Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the relations between Russia and South Korea dynamic and progressive. The minister spoke at the closing ceremony of the Year of Mutual Exchanges between the two countries. The large-scale project was timed... .