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Mikhail Gusman   Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO. Photo credit: parstoday.com This year marks 65th anniversary since Russia joined UNESCO. Before her official visit to Russia, Audrey Azoulay, the Director General of the UNESCO, spoke about priority activities and future of this largest international organization. – Which issues will be the core ones for your conversations in Moscow? – This visit is very important for UNESCO and for me personally. Russia is a great country, which is an important pillar of our organization and its active participant. During the visit, I will be...

10.03.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

 Leo Tolstoy with his wife and kids For a great while Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy used to praise family happiness, as well as love between husband and wife in his books. The writer believed that a family was the core social unit. It should be the top priority followed by church and the state. Surprisingly enough, the literary genius’s happiness in his family life did not last long. Upon completion of its initial stage, the marriage with Sophia Andreevna shifted to endless quarrels and mutual resentments, which lasted for decades. Nevertheless, they had 13 children; 8 of them lived to see adulthood and left their...

06.03.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Sergey Vinogradov Yumi, a Japanese woman, learned Russian, moved to Russia and traveled all over the Urals, because in childhood she used to listen to her mother reading tales by Pavel Bazhov, a Russian writer, in Japanese. They contain the whole world of malachite craftsmen, emerald lizards and mountain wizards, and its charm is not lost when the tales are translated into hieroglyphs or Arabic script. Every year guests from many countries of the world come to the Memorial house-museum of Pavel Bazhov  in Yekaterinburg. “I personally know five people who moved to the Urals because of...

24.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

Elena Pletnyova  On the first day of February, an event dedicated to the world of Soviet children's books was held at the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam). It was moderated by Ellen Rutten, a specialist in Slavic studies from the University of Amsterdam. Historians, illustrators and collectors of Soviet children's literature, as well as translators of Russian literature shared about the history of children's books, starting with the post-revolutionary times. The Soviet children's literature has been examined in Netherlands from various aspects. They take in...

08.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

A. Solzhenitsyn. Penza, 1995. Photo: Solzhenitsyn family 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.  - Anne, you've received the Read Russia award in September for your translation of April of 1917 and The Red Wheel by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. How did this global romance...

25.12.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Culture

Polina Skolkova 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, to drink hot...

21.12.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Culture

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Photo: Rossotrudnichestvo About 200 people took part in Russian and Soviet universities' graduates meeting in New York, Rossotrudnichestvo website reports. Bangladeshi alumni of the Soviet and Russian universities in USA. This event was timed with the People’s... .
Photo: russianseasons.org The exhibition dedicated to Mikhail Sholokhov and the characters of his books opens in Berlin on Tuesday, March 26. Sholokhov Museum-Reserve, which is located in writer’s homeland, the village of... .
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