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Sergey Vinogradov Russian Museum. Photo credit: artchive.ru The Russian Museum has perhaps the most extensive experience in establishing the online museum space in Russia. We talked on peculiar features of this work with Olga Babina, Deputy Director of the Russian Museum for Registration, Preservation and Restoration of Museum Values and one of the speakers at the 14th Assembly of the Russkiy Mir. Representatives of leading Russia’s universities and museums, as well as experts and Russian compatriots from Sweden, Argentina and Australia will also take part in the discussion. This St. Petersburg...

10.11.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Editor's office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Photo credit: Russian Direct Investment Fund Press service In face of pandemic COVID-19, one of the most important government duties is its prevention and treatment, and above all, vaccine. Sputnik-V is the first vaccine in the world, and it was by Russian scientists from Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. It's worth mentioning that the vaccine is named after the first Soviet space satellite in 1957. Nonetheless the vaccine was criticized by some Western countries, many are interested in its...

08.11.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Science

Sergey Vinogradov Dozens of poems, stories and essays have participated in the Russian-Speaking Oceania contest, organized by Unification Russian weekly from Sydney. There were such contests in Australia and New Zealand, but for the first time such a big territory was covered. There are not so much Russian compatriots “from the islands” yet but they are being noticed. Russian-Speaking Oceania contest advertisement /Photo: unification.com.au Creative writing is really important for the Russian community in Australia and New Zealand. Many have...

30.10.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Tamara Skok 150 years ago, on October 22, 1870, Ivan Bunin was born. He was a Russian poet and prose writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, emigrant and one of the most sophisticated and unbiased witnesses of his turbulent time. “Damned Mongols…” The memories that Bunin left of his contemporaries, fellow writers, are not the brightest ones because he approached them with strict creative and human standards. His views became even more rigorous when the Cursed Days began in the history of Russia. There are monstrous...

27.10.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Photo credit: lenta.ru Foreigners put blind trust in stories about Russian bears, nuclear threat and ubiquarian KGB agents. However, the list of the most convincing myths about Russia is topped by the one of Russian drinking. It turned out to be so strong and persistent that even the Russians have believed it. It is not a mere coincidence that our fellow citizens think Russian people have always drunk, and a holiday feast is considered to be a national tradition. Who made the whole world believe the banal stereotypes? Why do all historians claim the opposite and who benefits from the myth of Russian drinking? ...

19.10.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal The last lifetime portrait of Mikhail Kutuzov with the ribbon of the Order of Saint George of First Class, by Alexander Volkov, 1813. Photo credit: wikimedia.org Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov, an outstanding Russian military leader and diplomat, was born on 09.16.1745, 275 years ago. Everyone knows about Kutuzov’s military talent, his achievements in the wars with the Turks and Napoleon. Let us look into a little less known, but incredibly remarkable facts from our great compatriot’s life. The wrong date Perhaps, it is worth to start with the fact...

05.10.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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