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Photo credit: Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in the lead roles of the Adriana Lecouvreur opera / The Salzburg Festival is celebrating its centenary this year, the Kultura TV channel reports. One of the most famous events of not only European but also world cultural life attracts...

13.08.2020 Subject: Culture

The Days of Culture without Barriers started on Tuesday, August 11, the website of the Ministry of Culture reports. The project will unite Russia and South Korea. 2020 was declared the Year of Cultural Exchanges between the two countries; it was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Unfortunately, the unfavorable epidemiological situation prevented the plans, a large-scale program of events had to be moved to the virtual space. ...

12.08.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: a shot from Tim and Tom animated series The second season of the Russian Tim and Tom animated series was released on the Chinese video hosting site YouKu, which is called an analogue of YouTube. The cartoon depicts the friendship between a hippo and a baby elephant, it is...

11.08.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: Compatriots living abroad continue to plant trees in memory of the victims of the Great Patriotic War even though the Garden of Remembrance action officially ended. The island of Mauritius joined the project last weekend, the Embassy of the Russian Federation...

10.08.2020 Subject: Community

Photo credit: The summer school for students from abroad will start on Monday, August 10, in the Russian capital. The classes, which will last almost two weeks, will be attended by students from Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. They will be introduced...

10.08.2020 Subject: Education


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Nearly one hundred and fifty African students and teachers from Tanzania, Ruanda, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Madagascar and Mauritius participated in a 12-day intensive Russian language course in July. It marked the first stage of the Distant Russian in Africa online project aimed to strengthen humanitarian ties with Africa, which had been discussed at the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi.
The Youth Talks debate club at the Center for the Benelux Languages and Cultures has launched its new session on July 17th. The Center director Maria Pushkova and students Anna Balashova and Daniil Volkov talk about their projects, for the most part associated with commemoration of World War 2 and the Belgian Resistance.
The World Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20. Today it brings together amateurs and professionals of the ancient game, even if over a virtual board only. This day has been marked by series of international online-tournaments opened in Russia and abroad. Russian compatriots are going to launch the Chess Friendship Cup today.
Holding a contest in the midst of the pandemic is rather challenging, but it is the kind of thing you do for children who have bilingual schooling and live in bilingual environment. Tatiana Henderson-Stewart, the principal of Cherry Orchard Russian School in London, told us about Once I Dreamt contest. They even had to make additional categories of prizes because children wrote very interesting works about their dreams and imaginings, and all the writings were so unique.