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Svetlana Smetanina Today in the world fashion capitals (New York, Milan, Paris) showrooms are open that specialize primarily in working with Russian brands. And Russian fashion brands are starting to make up an increasing share in the collections of practically all major clothing stores. Just ten years ago or so, it would have been difficult to imagine that clothes by Russian designers would be able to contend with Western brands—and not only on the domestic market but all over the world. For a long time fashion was more of a show in Russia than a business. This may have been connected to the fact that fashion in Russia never...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Anna Genova Russians increasingly prefer to spend their vacations domestically—and not for nothing. After all, you can’t find such a diversity of natural beauty in any other country of our continent. In this selection, we will tell you about some unique corners of Russia that excite the imagination with their grandiose vistas and where rare species of plants and animals are preserved. The “Chyornye Zemli” State Nature Biosphere Reserve “Chyornye Zemli” is the only human-made wilderness region in Europe studied by researchers from all over the world. All the diversity of the...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Marina Bogdanova Photo: Summer has come — at least, according to the calendar. And the majority of Russians don’t even need to raise the question of where to spend it. At the dacha, of course! On one’s own plot of land, with a hothouse full of tomatoes, kebabs on the deck, a jasmine bush, and neighbors who jealously watch after your apple trees, cherry trees, and strawberry garden. Not everyone has the means to go on a trip or vacation at a resort, but it’s no good to spend the summer in a polluted stone jungle—especially as the summer lasts none too long in...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina A guest at the conference celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Ataman of the Associated Cossack Community in Australia and founder of the first Russian Museum in Australia, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, tells us how the Russophone diaspora in Australia took shape. – Please tell us about the most dramatic lives of Russian emigrants in Australia: How did they manage to distinguish themselves? – The Russian presence in Australia began 210 years ago, with the arrival of the sloop Neva in 1807. The influx of Russian immigrants to Australia mainly occurred after great political and...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Editors of Russkiy Mir – You are a Professor of Russian at Jawaharlal Nehru University. How much demand is there for Russian among Indian students today? How widespread is it? – In India today the Russian language is very popular among Indian students. As a result, this language is taught in more than 40 universities, located in the north, west, south, and east of India. But only in our Center of Russian Studies (CRS JNU) does there exist a five-year intensive course in the Russian language. – What motivates students to learn Russian? – After finishing our Russian language curriculum,...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: RussianLanguage

Valeria Gorbacheva 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. As part of China’s turn in chairing the multinational association BRICS in 2017, for the first time two traditional frameworks for developing cooperation were integrated into a single platform—the academic and...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Politics


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US National Archive uncovered almost four thousand different documents related to the assassination of 35th President John Kennedy. An interview with ex-KGB agent and defector Yuri Nosenko is among those documents, TASS reports. About 90% of the information on ex-president’s assassination...
Open Air Second World War Museum is to be built in Kuril Archipelago Shumsha, told the head of the regional division of Search Russian Movement Artyom Bandura. According to Bandura, some of the future museum objects were discovered during the recent expedition. Japanese fortification...
120 thousand spectators have attended Theater Backyard Street Festival in Tula city, IA Interfax reports. More than 200 plays and performances were shown by Israel, Italian, Russian theatres and individual performers. The festival is conducted for the 9th time, and this year it can be called the...
Archeologists have discovered female comb and fragments of wooden furniture in the course of research in ancient city Akra, TASS informs. Underwater archaeological excavations are conducted by Russian Geographical Society, Black Sea Centre for Underwater Research, and Institute of Material...