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Sergey Vinogradov Norway's Dusia, China's Marusia... A group of professional folk musicians from St. Petersburg Otava Yo should be in charge if Russian names to become popular in the closest future. Oi Dusya, oi Marusya song has become a hit last year. Its video version was called The Best Music Video at the New York Cinema Festival. Otava Yo hit the world stage back in 2015 with Sumetskaya song and music video. Just on Youtube the video was watched 14 million times, which is an absolute record among Russian folk groups. “Now I want to learn Russian,” one of the listeners wrote. Some...

26.05.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Not so long ago Russkiy Mir Foundation has published news about the grave of the first wave emigrant Georgy Gorchakov in Tunisia. The grave is situated at the local Gammarth cemetery located near Tunis. Our compatriot Natalia Kupcha lives for 40 years in this country, was a good friend of Georgy Nikolaevich. Here's what she told us about him: He was my neighbor. Since I was a touristic guide, I was talking about Russian diaspora in Tunisia, and always conveyed good sentiments to him. It's been a while, about 35 years ago. Gorchakov died by natural causes, of old age. He...

16.04.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Array

Svetlana Smetanina 150th birth anniversary of the great Russian writer Maxim Gorky is celebrated in Russia and all over the world. How well do we know his works today, they are still actual? Why his heritage still engages people around the world? Professor, Head of the Department of A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lidia Spiridonova elaborates further on these topics. – Gorky was the leading classic writer of our country during Soviet times. He was called “the wrong classic” and went to oblivion during Perestroika. What is going on now?...

30.03.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Alekseeva Romansiada Stars in Kremlin” Photo Irina Demkina/Facebook It's been over 20 years that International contest of Russian romance Romansiada that gathers romance lovers from all over the world. Today its regional rounds take place in seven countries with support of Russkiy Mir Foundation. What's the secret of growing popularity of Russian romance that inspires foreign singers not only to learn Russian music but also Russian language and culture? Shymkent: not to loose connection with Russian culture When in 1997 the project was conceived by Honored Artist of Russia Galina...

15.02.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Svetlana Smetanina That's what Mikhail Tarkovsky says about himself, “My way of life is hunting, and writing is a reflex." When he says 'hunting' he means it quite literary for he's been hunting since 1986 in Bakhta village, Turukhasnk district. Though, today Mikhail Tarkovsky is, first of all, a writer. In the end of 2017 he published his new book The Flight of an Owl, which “can be prescribed” to those who worries too much about Russia. Once you’ve read it, you are guaranteed to feel better, really. Gates to Russia Who knows what would have happened to Mikhail if he hadn’t left Moscow 30...

11.02.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Sofia Gubaidulina is 86 years old. She is, without exaggeration, one of the most influential composers of the second half of the 20th century. For over twenty years Sofia Asgatovna has lived in a small house in Germany and doesn’t make very many public appearances. Our colleagues, reporters for the German Russian-language publication Russkoe pole, met with her and discussed her life in Germany and connection to Russia, current developments in music, and what’s happening in the world. — Sofia Asgatovna, how are you getting along in this place, where there are just a few houses among the forests and fields? Do you get...

23.12.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

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