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Editorial office of Russkiy Mir Portal 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. Over the years of its existence, activists and engaged volunteers of Tom Sawyer Fest have spruced up more than sixty historic buildings in dozens of...

20.09.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Svetlana Smetanina  For the forth year in a row our young compatriot from Israel Ivan Bodrov spends his vocation in a very unusual manner – he clears Arctic islands from trash. For a month he will be engaged in heavy physical labour – from morning till night at zero degrees centigrade. But, according to Ivan, now he cannot imagine his life otherwise. – Ivan, not long ago you have returned from journey that can’t be called ordinary. Please, share how did you end up in the Arctic Region and what did you do there? – For the first time I heard...

12.09.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: European Russian Forum

Alla Berezovskaya In March 2018 the co-chairman of the Latvian Russian Union (LRU) Miroslav Mitrofanov (Miroslavs Mitrofanovs) took over the duties of a Member of the European Parliament replacing Tatyana Zhdanok (Tatjana Ždanoka). In the interview to Russkiy Mir he told how Russian-speaking MEPs reach steps in favour of their compatriots in the Baltics. - Some time ago I had worked for the European Parliament as a staff member for the group Greens/European Free Alliance. Since that time, I was supporting business and friendship contacts with some advisers and MEPs. In recent years I headed the...

10.08.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Politics

Svetlana Smetanina  A Finnish volunteer Lauri Karhu spent a year and a half in Donbass. After he came home he wrote a book about the events titled The Last Bullet. The book has recently been published in Finland and is being translated into Russian at the moment. According to Lauri, the book is about unbelievable tragedy of the war and the huge price Donbass had to pay for its liberty.   – Your book, The Last Bullet is about the war in Donbass. What brought you there? Why did you find events in a remote country so fascinating that you decided to go there? - I'd been watching the...

09.07.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

Julia Goryacheva Yves Franquien (Alexander Burui, Russkiy Mir Magazine) Russian immigrants hatched the idea to open The Russian Center of San Francisco during pre-war times. The Deputy Chairman of The Museum of Russian Culture at The Russian Center of San Francisco Yves Franquien talks about past and present of the major independent Russian immigration archive. —Yves, The Russian Center of San Francisco carries the biggest non-governmental Russian Immigration archive. Founded in 1939 by Russian immigrants, it will celebrate 80th anniversary very soon. How the local Russian...

30.06.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Svetlana Smetanina On May 5, one of the Baltic fleet's ships left Kroonstad carrying on board representatives of the Western military district, Moscow Religious Academy and members of the Bow to the Ships of the Great Victory expedition. Their purpose is to tribute the honoured dead of the Soviet submarines lost while forcing German mine obstacles. Konstantin Bogdanov, the leader of the project talks about this unusual initiative. - The Expedition project has been in place for the last 10 years. How did it all begin? How did you come up with the idea to look for the lost military submarines? ...

30.05.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

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