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Cecilia Ode, an outstanding Russianist, Doctor of philology, professor, Senior Scientist of the Institute of Theoretical Language Sciences and the Institute of Phonetic Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, member of the Presidium of International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL), passed away...

15.01.2019 Subject: Community

Photo: polska-kaliningrad.ru Polish reacted to death of Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz by silent rallys against the violence all over the country. Adamowicz became a victim of a knife attack of local resident. This accident triggered the whole world, and many people in Gdansk were wishing to donate blood to save Pawel...

15.01.2019 Subject: Community

Photo: youstudynew.com   The Information Analysis Centre of Science Forecasting, which is a joint project of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), will be established in Russia based on Lomonosov-2 supercomputing complex. This was reported by Rector of MSU Victor Sadovnichy, Rossiyskoe obrazovanie portal...

15.01.2019 Subject: Science

Law enforcement of Ukraine has finished the pre-trial investigation of the case of the journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, who has been jailed on trumped-up suspicion. Prosecutors enabled his lawyer to review the content of case, RIA Novosti reports. New session of the court to consider the issue of the selection of a preventive measure for...

15.01.2019 Subject: Community

  Photo: ukraina.ru About 400 Russian citisens stay in Ukraine prisons, shared with RIA Novosti the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov. He has mentioned that this number is approximate due to the fact that Ukrainian authorities not always inform the Russian side of...

14.01.2019 Subject: Politics

Photo: DV-Ross Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono had a meeting in Moscow on Monday, where they started the negotiation about the peace treaty between the countries, Kommersant reports. According to Sergey Lavrov,...

14.01.2019 Subject: Politics

Photo: offshoreview.eu   Despite all unfriendly moves that Kiev makes, Russia is not going to complicate entering the country for the Ukrainian citizens, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov told in his interview to RIA Novosti.  “The citizens of Russia and Ukraine conduct...

14.01.2019 Subject: Politics

Photo: council.gov.ru The Belarusian Popular Front opposition party (BPF) declared 2019 to be the Year of Belarusian language, and urged to limit the use of Russian language in the country, Gazeta.ru informs. BPF demands to limit Russian TV channels broadcasting in order to “resist the informational attacks” and to “preserve the independence” of the...

14.01.2019 Subject: Russian Language

The National Big Book prize opens new season on January, 14, reports its official website. Literary works are accepted until February, 28.  The Head of Experts commission Mikhail Butov wished to potential contestants to write books that would “overcome country borders and get...

14.01.2019 Subject: Culture

British portal Vouchercloud carried out the research of which countries are “the smartest”, RIA Novosti informs.  The study was considering three factors: the number of Nobel Laureates, average IQ of the population, and the school performance. The final list included 25 “smartest...

14.01.2019 Subject: Community


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Aviatresses 15.01.2019
As for Russian women who pioneered aviation, everything started in 1911. The skies virus used to penetrate their hearts through various paths. In some cases it came along with love. A general’s daughter. A duchess by her husband’s right, who belonged to the Rurik dynasty. A professional actress. A genteel and well educated lady. A princess by birth. An Odessa native with millionaire uncle of Italian origin. And a lady of incomprehensible origin. In the early 20th century such girls and ladies were known as Aviatresses. Though they dubbed themselves as “air wanderesses”.
A large-scale educational event Total Dictation is going to take place on April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of people in Russia and abroad are going to test their literacy. Not everyone knows that Total Dictation has a "younger brother"  - the TruD test. It was created specifically for those who study Russian as a foreign language, bilingual children, their parents and all those who are not yet fluent in Russian. Olga Rebkovets, the head of Total Dictation project, told us about the test and its first results.
Century-old anniversary of writer, publisher, public figure Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was celebrated across the word on December 11. Well-known French translator Anne Coldefy-Faucard with Russian roots dedicated more than 30 years to translation of his novel The Red Wheel. Today she hopes that readers interest in the writer and his novel is to return yet.
Winter with its crispy frost became a brand, a symbol of our country. “Russia? Yeah, it's cold there!” And indeed, what could be more beautiful than real Russian winter? Some people from big cities don't have a memory of a white snow. Some of them are wining about dirty streets and lack of sunny days, some of them pass all daytime in heated offices or flats. However, on weekend it's a real joy to go out to parks, on cross-country skiing, skating, and even ice hole swimming. It's a special pleasure to visit one of street fairs with all the entertainment involved.
According to experts, Russia is currently ranked fifth and sixth in the world market of educational services. By 2025, the number of foreign full-time students who study in Russian universities should increase to 710 thousand people - this numbers are stipulated by the state priority program Development of the Export Capacity of the Russian Education System. Revenues from educating foreign students should reach almost 400 billion rubles.