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The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin speaks with a journalist of Russkiy Mir about the present and the future of the bilateral Russian-Dutch relations, the “Nexit”, the Russian hackers and the compatriots in the Netherlands. - Mr. Shulgin, you arrived to the Netherlands at a period that was not easy for the Russian-Dutch relations. Introduction of the sanctions, accusations of involvement into the crash of the Malaysian aircraft. What tasks did you have at that time? - The main task for any ambassador is to promote...

21.03.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Politics

Our former compatriot Igor Polesitsky occupies the position of first alto in the symphonic orchestra Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and he also leads the Klezmerata Fiorentina ensemble. He finds a balance between different musical styles with ease, and does it with the same precision he uses to find a balance between Russian, Italian, American, and Jewish cultures. - You have had a very enviable musical career. Tell us how your life came together in such a way that you were magically transported from Kiev, first to America and then to Italy. - I left my native Kiev way back in ’77. I left...

14.03.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

The Russian diaspora in the USA has been shaped by several different currents — coming from Europe, China, and South America. What brings these people together? Why was there a pressing need to found the Congress of Russian Americans, which sees the fight against Russophobia as one of its main tasks? The President of the Congress of Russian Americans, Natalie Sabelnik, explains. - We ended our previous interview by talking about how a large group of refugees from Tubabao moved to the US. Tell us how these people established themselves: What did they do and how did they find work? - Of course, it was different...

14.02.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

As a public figure, producer, businesswoman, patron, and participant in a multitude of philanthropic endeavors, Marina Kovalyov is one of the primary “movers” of the American Russian-speaking community. In 1997 she and her daughter found the Russian American Foundation, which promotes interest in Russian language and culture, and she also organizes American-Russian cultural exchange projects. - Reading through a list of your honorary titles and awards, I came upon a prize you received long ago from TV Channel 13. It’s called “Immigrant Women Achieving the American Dream.” Do you agree with this wording? And...

06.02.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Our compatriot Elena Duffort has been living in France for many years. She graduated from Cinematology Department of the Russian State University of Cinematography and is now engaged in organizing Russian Film Festival in Honfleur. She told the “Russkiy Mir” about why French people continue watching Russian movies with pleasure. Russian Film Festival was held for 24th time in Honfleur (Normandy) this year. Every time in there, you turn out to be among the people, who are ready to help any minute: to give you a lift, provide information, get something you need from home, in case it is needed to...

20.12.2016
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Just a couple of years ago, a student from Iordania Abu Jad Anas Ali Kasemu did not know where Russia was and how the Russian alphabet looked like. Today, he speaks Russian fluently and writes in it well. He got the second prize for his essay at the International Youth Arts Contest “It is for us to decide!” (Slovo za Nami) organized by the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  – Your essay was named “Do No Harm”. Why did you choose this topic? What is so interesting about Russian for you and how are you going to use it in your future career? ...

28.11.2016
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

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