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Svetlana Smetanina How come, that the biggest Russophobes in Europe today are the Poles? They have declared a war to the memorials to the Soviet soldiers and to any mentions of the Soviet epoch. A publicist and a historian Armen Gasparyan is sure that the root cases for this are deep in the history of Poland. This is what his new book The Polish Lie (The Lies of Pospolita) is about. As the author cleared out while presenting the book to the audience, the idea to write a guidebook to the epoch came to his mind when he was talking to his Polish colleague who was feeling quite negative about Russia....

05.08.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina  A Finnish volunteer Lauri Karhu spent a year and a half in Donbass. After he came home he wrote a book about the events titled The Last Bullet. The book has recently been published in Finland and is being translated into Russian at the moment. According to Lauri, the book is about unbelievable tragedy of the war and the huge price Donbass had to pay for its liberty.   – Your book, The Last Bullet is about the war in Donbass. What brought you there? Why did you find events in a remote country so fascinating that you decided to go there? - I'd been watching the...

09.07.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetatina  On June 12 participants of the Friendship Train Berlin–Moscow 2018 project came back to Moscow having completed 9 different routes around Russian regions. They have been to Saint – Petersburg, Crimea, Sochi, Vologda, Nizhny Novgorod, the Baikal Lake and even Chechnya. The strongest impression of the trip is common desire of people from different countries to live in peace and friendship unshakable by anti-Russian propaganda.   We are All Alike, Though We Speak Different Languages  A unique project in its kind of true people’s diplomacy was launched...

17.06.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina On May 5, one of the Baltic fleet's ships left Kroonstad carrying on board representatives of the Western military district, Moscow Religious Academy and members of the Bow to the Ships of the Great Victory expedition. Their purpose is to tribute the honoured dead of the Soviet submarines lost while forcing German mine obstacles. Konstantin Bogdanov, the leader of the project talks about this unusual initiative. - The Expedition project has been in place for the last 10 years. How did it all begin? How did you come up with the idea to look for the lost military submarines? ...

30.05.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina Many events dedicated to the Victory Day to be held on this holiday season in London and other cities of Great Britain. Most of them would never happened without the volunteers' assistance. This challenging job is held by the Russian Voluntary Bureau. Its director Ekaterina Chernyaeva explains how the Voluntary Service became the part of the people’s diplomacy. - How was born the idea to set up the Russian Voluntary Bureau? The idea has emerged in 2010, when the 65th anniversary of the Victory of the World War 2 was celebrated in...

08.05.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Andrei Pravov [Photo: sputniknews.lt] “It’s a Russian tradition to listen to the BBC at night.” The older generation who lived in the USSR during the Brezhnev years should remember this simple one liner. Younger folks don’t remember this, but quite a few Soviet people really did have the habit of cranking up their radio receivers in the evenings. It took a good bit of determination to make out the meaning of what the foreign news anchor was saying on “Voice of America,” “Radio Liberty,” or the BBC. It’s like how these days—whether they stayed home or moved to another...

21.01.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

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