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Russian Romances festival in San Marino
Gala concert of the Russian Romance International festival Romanzata a San Marino took place in the old opera theater Titano in San Marino on July 19 with a great success.
Best Russian Romance singers have arrived from Russia, Germany, Denmark, Luxemburg, Australia, and other countries. In The Hope of Romansiada nomination 10 years old Nicole Schleicher from Kiel, Germany has won. Nicole studies Russian language and vocal in Harmony Cultural Educational Center.
In Professional Education nomination first prize have received 23 years old Melinda Hristova from Bulgaria, in the Individual Interpretation nomination – Tatiana Rubakova from England and Alexander Solomonov from Germany.
The jury was comprised of respected musicians, such as Merited Art Worker of Russian Federation, singer Galina Preobrazhenskaya, Denmark Royal Opera House soloists Valery Likhachev and Luca Piazza. Festival organizers are Friends of Russian culture e.V., LACA (Sergey Vasiliev), ART13 (Lara Laevskaya), Charity Foundation Romansiada, and Moscow House of Romance. The project is carried out with financial support from the Foundation Russkiy Mir.
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Multiplying By Zero 17.09.2017The new law “On Education” passed by the Ukrainian parliament essentially forbids citizens from receiving an education in any language other than Ukrainian. Beginning on 1 September 2018, students will only be able to study in Russian or the languages of other national minorities before the fifth grade. And beginning in 2020, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, and other languages will be removed from the lower grades as well. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov, reflects on how this trend meshes with Ukraine’s attempt to become a full-fledged European country.