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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

Svetlana Smetanina Kevin De Ridder is a recent student and now is a state worker from Belgium, who learned Russian language by his own. He took part in the Leaders of Russia contest. He told the Russkiy Mir about his love for Russian language and plans to open youth branch of the Russian Geographical Society in Belgium. Kevin De Ridder - Not so long ago you've become a winner of the Russian language olympiad. How did you become interested in learning Russian language? - I've heard this amazing language for the...

17.06.2021
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Editor's office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Photo credit: mos.ru (CC BY 4.0) A sign of the new era is vaccine tourism to Russia.  Foreigners are officially allowed to be vaccinated against coronavirus in the country. And it is quite easy to do this, whereas in most European countries those wishing to get vaccinated will have to stay for a long time on the waitlist. There were plenty of people willing to buy such an unusual tour. The Germans were the first to come to Moscow for the life-saving vaccine. A few days ago, the first 50...

21.04.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Photo credit: 8moments / pixabay.com In 2021, the Baikal Ice Marathon was held on Baikal for the 17th time. The reporter of the Dutch newspaper de Volksrant decided to test himself and overcome 42 kilometers at -29 degrees Celsius and in a scorching wind. He was joined by other 60 athletes. "If you start to freeze, just run faster" - this advice was given to Tom Vennink by the experienced participants of the Ice Marathon. Although the participants are accompanied by an EMERCOM truck, hovercraft and several snowmobiles, everyone understands that no one is completely...

01.04.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Tamara Skok International Women's Day has been celebrated for over a hundred years, but the path to women's independence began much earlier. This topic was of utmost importance to the public. There were starkly differing views, and many swards were crossed over disputes about women’s rights and their role in public life. Ivan Kramskoy. Woman Reading (Portrait of Sofia Kramskaya, the artist’s wife), 1863 (fragment). Photo credit: wikipedia.org Russian writers and journalists did not stand aside and did their best to express their views on this urgent problem of women's personal identity. Vladimir...

12.03.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Photo credit: E. Samarin / https://www.mos.ru/mayor/themes/18299/6993050/?utm_source=search&utm_term=news In recent days, the #1 topic in the Western and Russian media is the confirmation of the effectiveness and safety of the Sputnik V vaccine by The Lancet, one of the most authoritative medical journals in the world. The World Health Organization has already stated that they consider the presented test results as proof of the quality of the Russian vaccine. This news did not come as a surprise - at least for those who live in Russia or have...

08.02.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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