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Sergey Vinogradov Yumi, a Japanese woman, learned Russian, moved to Russia and traveled all over the Urals, because in childhood she used to listen to her mother reading tales by Pavel Bazhov, a Russian writer, in Japanese. They contain the whole world of malachite craftsmen, emerald lizards and mountain wizards, and its charm is not lost when the tales are translated into hieroglyphs or Arabic script. Every year guests from many countries of the world come to the Memorial house-museum of Pavel Bazhov  in Yekaterinburg. “I personally know five people who moved to the Urals because of...

24.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Elena Pletnyova  On the first day of February, an event dedicated to the world of Soviet children's books was held at the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam). It was moderated by Ellen Rutten, a specialist in Slavic studies from the University of Amsterdam. Historians, illustrators and collectors of Soviet children's literature, as well as translators of Russian literature shared about the history of children's books, starting with the post-revolutionary times. The Soviet children's literature has been examined in Netherlands from various aspects. They take in...

08.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

A. Solzhenitsyn. Penza, 1995. Photo: Solzhenitsyn family Century-old anniversary of writer, publisher, public figure Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was celebrated across the word on December 11. Well-known French translator Anne Coldefy-Faucard with Russian roots dedicated more than 30 years to translation of his novel The Red Wheel. Today she hopes that readers interest in the writer and his novel is to return yet.  - Anne, you've received the Read Russia award in September for your translation of April of 1917 and The Red Wheel by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. How did this global romance...

25.12.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Polina Skolkova Winter with its crispy frost became a brand, a symbol of our country. “Russia? Yeah, it's cold there!” And indeed, what could be more beautiful than real Russian winter? Some people from big cities don't have a memory of a white snow. Some of them are wining about dirty streets and lack of sunny days, some of them pass all daytime in heated offices or flats. However, on weekend it's a real joy to go out to parks, on cross-country skiing, skating, and even ice hole swimming. It's a special pleasure to visit one of street fairs with all the entertainment involved, to drink hot...

21.12.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

To mark release of the reader by Boris Arvatov, one of the founders of the LEF Association (Left Front of Art), in V-A-C Publishing House, Alexandra Selivanova selected ten projects by avant-garde ideologists, who proposed to make fundamental changes in a Soviet citizen’s life, as well as all field of art. 1 Konstantin Melnikov and Sleep Reform “And now if I hear that good health requires nourishment, I say – no – it requires SLEEP. Everyone says that recreation requires fresh air; wrong again — I believe that fresh air is unable to recharge our...

28.11.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov  35 years ago “Yaseni”, the House-Museum of Ivan Turgenev, was opened in the community of Bougival near Paris. The year of the writer’s 200th birthday anniversary has become the most eventful one in the Yaseni Museum history; thousands of compatriots and France residents have visited exhibitions and performances conducted here. According to Marc Zvigilskiy, the Museum Director, whose father founded the museum in the estate where Turgenev spent eight last years of his life, the anniversary celebrations in Bougival enabled the French to discover the Russian classic writer...

26.11.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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