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Sergey Vinogradov 19.07.2021 Maxim Gorky in Italy. Photo credit: Rossiyskaya Gazeta Maxim Gorky's Day has been established in Sorrento, Italy, where the writer lived for nine years. Gorky Day in the Italian coastal town is the day of the writer's death - June 18. During his life, Gorky was extremely popular in Italy; often he had to take a cab to hide from the crowd of fans. The Russian classic is not forgotten in the coastal south of Italy even today. There is no need to wonder what events are planned for Gorky Day, because for many years researchers and admirers of the Russian writer have held scientific...

04.08.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Russkiy Mir Editorial Russian movie Major Grom: Plague Doctor, based on the namesake comic book series, has immediately become the leader once it was launched at the Netflix platform. It has entered top-10 in 64 countries, and got the first place in 15 countries’ rating.   The film was greeted by viewers in Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland, a number of countries in Latin America and the Middle East. Major Grom: Plague doctor is the first Russian full feature film that is based on on the comic...

29.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov In the early 20th century, there were hardly any memoirists, including Russian classics, who overlooked such a personality as Sergei Utochkin. He left his mark in history as a pioneer of aviation but his contemporaries remembered him as a wonder-hero for whom nothing is impossible. The wonder-hero Sergei Utochkin was born 145 years ago. Sergei Utochkin on an airplane, 1910. Photo credit: https://ru.wikipedia.org In the course of his short lifetime that lasted less than 40 years, Utochkin managed to earn fame as a fencer, swimmer, yachtsman, boxer, football player, racing cyclist, motorcycle...

21.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Olga Vinogradova Even members of Joseph Billings’ Russian expedition who arrived in Alaska in 1790 – 1791 reported about many baptized local residents and their knowledge of Orthodox traditions. It was rather surprising since back then no Orthodox priests had visited the shores of Alaska yet. So who were the first Orthodox baptizers in North America? It all started in Alaska Alaska was first reached by Russian sailors in 1732 (Fedorov - Gvozdev - Moshkov expedition) and then in 1741 - 1742 (Bering's Second Kamchatka Expedition). But there were reports that the Russians had known about its...

14.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Religion

Russkiy Mir Editorial portal The Tourist feature created quite a stir in the Central African Republic. Based on real events, the movie was shot in CAR. About 60 thousand spectators gathered at the local stadium. The screening was celebrated with dances and fireworks. Such interest in Russian cinema is not a coincidence.  Photo credit: africasacountry.com Tourist is the code name of the lead character, the Russian police former employee Grisha Dmitriev. He is a “Russian instructor” who arrives in the Central African Republic to help the...

01.07.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Sergey Vinogradov The traditional Russian game of Gorodki dates back to the 18th century. It was played by Leo Tolstoy and Maksim Gorky. In Soviet times, Gorodki turned into a legitimate sport, and this year marks the 85th anniversary of the first USSR championship. Today, the Gorodki is played not only in Russia and the CIS countries - Russian compatriots have brought the game to the far abroad. It has been found that the Gorodki can unite nations (Karelia and Finland hold joint tournaments) and bring back to the origins: it was abroad that many compatriots took up a bat for the first time. Bat as sword ...

24.06.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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