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Alexander Ryazantsev Last week, the Orthodox villages of Uganda, a small photography exhibition, was opened at the Moscow State University. It was arranged following an ethnographic expedition by the University. There are quite a few Orthodox believers in this African country - from 4 to 6% of the population. Few people know about the even more surprising phenomenon - the Ugandan Old Believers, who have been parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rites Church since 2012. Orthodox believers in Uganda In the early 20th century, Uganda became the cradle of Orthodoxy in Subsaharan...

14.04.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Diaspora

Alla Berezovskaya Can a modest, law-abiding history teacher become the main threat for national security of a European country? Easily! If she lives in Lithuania, makes no secret of her love for Russian language and culture and - oh, dear God! - her photo with Dmitry Medvedev was noticed in the Internet… In 2012 Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russia, awarded Ella Kanaite, the head of the Association of Teachers of Russian Schools of Lithuania, with the Medal of Pushkin. The state decoration was established in 1999. It is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation and foreign nationals...

07.04.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Sergey Vinogradov  Photo by Yulia Naumova The International Year of Indigenous Languages declared by the United Nations has come at the rather favorable for the Veps language period. Scholars studying it, as well as Vepsian writers and journalists have in unison proclaimed this time to be its renaissance. In the 1990s there was a boon accompanied by financial and administrative investments; and its benefits cannot be underestimated: dictionaries and text books have been published, Vepsian cultural centers and classes have been opened, newspapers, web-sites and TV channels have been operating in the Veps...

01.04.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Sergey Vinogradov  Tatiana Leskova is a great-granddaughter of Nikolai Leskov and the only direct descendant of the great Russian writer. A native of Paris, she has been living in Rio de Janeiro for over 70 years. Tatyana Leskova, an outstanding ballerina and choreographer, stood at the origins of South American ballet; and you can find names of Balanchine, Massine, Fokin, Baronova, Lepeshinskaya and other prominent figures of world ballet on the pages of her memoirs. 96-years-old Tatiana Leskova told the Russkiy Mir reporter about her first visit to the ancestry homeland, getting acquainted with Nikolai Leskov’s works,...

20.03.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Svetlana Smetanina Anton Konev is a young politician; he is an assistant to the Senator from New York. 20 years ago he came to the USA from Russia; and today he is one of still very few members of Russian-speaking émigré community who has built successful career in politics. While Russophobia runs the show within the top tiers of the US power, middle ranking politicians continue to develop relationship between our countries. – Please tell us how has your political career evolved? Have you dreamt of becoming a politician since childhood? – I...

30.11.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

Svetlana Smetanina Ludmila Drobich, the Head of the International Association of Russian-language children's theaters, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of her creative activity. But there are a lot of interesting projects and things to do still awaiting ahead. Ludmila Drobich will introduce one of such projects, the Forum of children's theaters of Russian émigré communities, at the coming 12th Assembly of Russkiy Mir in Tver. – You have led the Aprelic Children’s Theater in Paris for many years; however today you have got other projects related to children’s theaters as well. ...

08.11.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Diaspora

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