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News Dozens of Russian Harmony school  graduates and students participated in celebration of the school's 25th anniversary in  Sydney, Australia, reports the local Edinenie Newspaper.  Russian compatriots' kids mostly go to the school on Saturdays. Meanwhile Australian school...

21.09.2018 Subject: Diaspora The World Russian Unity Day is celebrated on September 21, SM News reports. Despite the fact that the holiday does not have official status, representatives of the Russian diaspora and those who like Russian culture in many states abroad organize various events on this day. Now more than twenty countries celebrate it. ...

21.09.2018 Subject: Community During its session the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in its rights, TASS reports. Now RUSADA is considered to meet the requirements of the Anti-Doping Code. Voting took place on September 20 at the meeting of the 12-member WADA Executive Committee held in...

21.09.2018 Subject: Sports Former prisoners, members of their families and Russian diplomats gathered at the memorial at the place of Klooga concentration camp to pay tribute to the victims of Nazism. The action was devoted to the anniversary of the tragedy killed 2.000 people in the concentration camp near Tallinn, Sputnik news agency reports. ...

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Tom Sawyer Fest has been around for three years now, and last August it changed its status to the international one. Foreigners from France, Finland, Italy, Taiwan and Malaysia came to Russia to work on restoration of historic environment. “International name was of help,” believes Andrey Kochetkov, the festival’s mastermind, a historian, an urbanist, and a journalist.
Special dinner in celebration of 200th birthday anniversary of Ivan Turgenev to be held on behalf of the Lord Mayor (Oberbürgermeister) of Baden-Baden, and the mayor of the commune of Bougival will open commemorations of the writer conducted near Paris. For three days Sorbonne and Sénat de la France in Paris will accommodate Turgenev scholars from all over the world.
Seeing a woman in sari in India is an ordinary occasion, but probably no one has ever seen a man in kosovorotka* or a young woman in kokoshnik**. “A folk costume in day-to-day life would look rather exotic than fashionable,” admits Natalia Loginova, the head of Fashion and Design Center D3 (the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art). “However, addressing traditions is one of the modern design trends.” 
Faraway past and near future have been debated throughout this week in Ryazan. The city hosts the first International Forum of Ancient Cities, which has become a global platform to discuss development and preservation of towns and cities that are 500+ years old. The Forum has been attended by representatives of Russian cities and towns, as well as representatives from Europe and the CIS countries.