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Sustained influx of tourists has increased by 17% in the course of the first 4 months of 2017, Interfax informs. During this timeframe 300 thousand tourists have visited Russia. This information comes from the Russian Border Patrol. As press-secretary of The Russian Union of Travel Industry...

28.06.2017 Subject: Travel

Russian centre in Budapest has celebrated Youth Day on June, 27th. Guests were entertained with traditional Russian sweets and folk music. Aforementioned event was precipitated with the Slavistics party organised by Russian Centre in Budapest. The picnic took place at the Trefort square, behind the Eötvös Loránd University. Slavic studies teachers, culturologists, art and literature...

28.06.2017 Subject: RussianLanguage

About twenty percent of our country citizens are genetically connected to Queen Elizabeth II and children of the Last Russian Emperor, according to the results of research conducted by Genotek company, RIA Novosti informs. The research of mitochondrial DNA – a small part of human genome passed from the mother to her child, allows identifying kinship between people. Besides, it...

28.06.2017 Subject: Miscellaneous

International Military Maritime Defense Show started in Saint Petersburg today on June 28, TASS reports. Around five hundred companies are participating in the event. Apart from the Russian companies, foreign businesses presented their goods and developments at the show. ...

28.06.2017 Subject: Array

The second annual BRICS Film Festival has concluded in Chengdu, the Chinese capital of Sichuan province. Panfilov's 28 Men feature by Kim Druzhinin and Andrey Shalopa has received Best Director's award, RIA Novosti reports. Fourth part of the film's budget was pitched using crowdfunding platforms. ...

28.06.2017 Subject: Culture

Syrian President Bashar Assad attended Russian military air base Khmeimim situated at the Latakia province, RIA Novosti informs. The Russian Army General Valery Gerasimov welcomed the Head of State. Afterwards, Russian soldiers showed Bashar al Assad around the territory of the air base and demonstrated the weapons at stock. ...

28.06.2017 Subject: Politics

Kiev has blamed Russia for hacker attacks on Ukrainian financial institutions and state companies, TASS informs. As Advisor to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Zoryan Shkiryak has assured, that there are no doubts about that. He has explained that hacker attacks are nothing but a symptom of the hybrid war. However, he did not provide any facts in support of his words about...

28.06.2017 Subject: Politics

Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was allowed to plan and coordinate doping tests, as per TASS. WADA explained that local staff would do this under supervision of the appointed international experts from WADA and UK Anti-Doping Agency. The World Anti-Doping Agency is going to conduct complete...

28.06.2017 Subject: Sports

Nationals from different countries of the world trust Vladimir Putin more than his American counterpart Donald Trump, as per the research conducted by Washington Pew Research Center, TASS reports. Forty thousand people from thirty-seven different states at all continents of the Planet took part in the research. ...

27.06.2017 Subject: Array

Kerch is the most ancient Russian city, IA Criminform advises. This conclusion was derived by the academic advisory board of the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences after the presentation about performance of Panticapaion archeological expedition. According to General Director of the Eastern Crimean Historical and Cultural Preserve Tatyana Umrikhina, they have...

27.06.2017
Rubric: Region news
Subject: History

Russian delegation is taking part at the XI World Economic Forum started in China, TASS reports. It is planned to discuss key challenges of the innovational global economic development at the forum in Dalian. A series of plenary sessions will take place today, on June 27. The main directions of...

27.06.2017 Subject: Economics

<img src="/upload/medialibrary/970/9703b964bedd9cd5dca9b0c5e3147d98.jpg" title="yurskiy" border="0" align="left" width="300" height="404"  /> <div style="text-align: justify;">From Classics to Moderns: A Tribute to Joseph Brodsky poetry event took place in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Famous Russian actor Sergey Yursky was all evening on stage.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">   <br /> </div> ...

27.06.2017 Subject: Culture

More than 50,000 Australians talk Russian at home, and more than 85,000 Australians have Russian roots, TASS reports. This data was collected during the 2016 national census in Australia. Out of 85 thousand people with Russian roots 60,000 locals have both parents born in Russia, about 11,000 have only one Russian-born parent, and another 12,000 have parents that were born on the Green Continent....

27.06.2017 Subject: Diaspora


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On 10-12 June, the Chinese city of Fuzhou hosted the united international Forum for Political Parties, Think Tanks, and Civil Society Organizations of the BRICS Countries. Among those to take part in the work of this forum was the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Research and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov.
Today, nearly 11 thousand Syrian schoolchildren study the Russian language. Instructors for these students are trained in the Russian Language Department of Damascus University, where our compatriot Svetlana Rodygin teaches. She also participated in the Russkiy Mir Foundation anniversary conference. In an interview, she tells us how things have worked out for Russian women who have found themselves in Syria during these difficult wartimes.
The Confederations Cup has begun in Russia. The first game was played in a new stadium in Saint Petersburg. “Welcome to Russia”—with these words Russian President Vladimir Putin ended his speech at the opening ceremony. A Russkiy Mir correspondent experienced firsthand the warmth with which Russia’s “Northern Capital” welcomed foreigners and football fans from all over Russia.
From an early age the famous explorer Matvey Shparo has followed in the steps (or more accurately, the ski trails) of his legendary father Dmitry Shparo, whose records expanded the boundaries of human ability. Matvey has completed dozens of unique arctic expeditions on skis, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records, and earned national awards. In an interview with Russkiy Mir the explorer told us that the Arctic is for him a love and a challenge.
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