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Sergey Vinogradov As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea. The priest described the visit as the most successful of his missionary trips. During meetings with local residents, about a thousand Papuans declared their readiness to convert to Orthodoxy. Kirill Shrakbul told the Russkiy Mir about his trip, prospects for the Orthodox mission in Papua New...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Religion

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Photo credit: On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine. From now on, all children from schools with Russian...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: RussianLanguage

Svetlana Smetanina Thousands of Montenegrins celebrated the opposition's victory in the elections. Photo credit: The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change. - For the first time in 30 years, the united opposition won the parliamentary elections in Montenegro. And a lot of people came to the...

Rubric: Interview
Subject: Общество

O p i n i o n s Tatiana Gabroussenko Professor at Korea University, South Korea. The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient. Before...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Alexander Gamov 75 years ago, the United States detonated nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four years later the Soviet Union got its atomic weapons. 75 years ago, the most horrendous and destructive military action in the history of mankind took place (someone may say - a crime, and they will be right in their own way). US dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima (on the left) and Nagasaki (on the right). Photo credit: George R. Caron / What was behind it and why did the USSR leadership...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Vladimir Emelianenko Photo credit: BackwardRus/ As the new academic year starts, Russian teachers will travel to three new countries - Mongolia, Serbia and Uzbekistan. There are two more countries waiting for teachers from Russia according to the emerging tradition (Tajikistan since 2017 and Kyrgyzstan since 2019). For the first time, Vietnam requests Russian teachers to teach Russian in the remote mode. This is how the program for promoting Russian language abroad has been developing. What is more, in the early years Russian teachers signed contracts and went to teach mostly the Russian language...

Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education


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Photo credit: Stephen Cohen, an American historian and specialist in Russia, has passed away, Vesti.Ru reports. He died in New York at the age of 81. According to the wife of the scientist Katrina van den Heuvel, the cause of death was cancer. Stephen Cohen... .
Photo credit: press service of the Russian Direct Investment Fund An exhibition about the fight against the coronavirus infection pandemic in Russia opened in New York, it is located in the building of the UN central headquarters. Doctors and volunteers became its main... .
Photo credit: ERR The burials of the remains of servicemen who died during World War II took place at the Maardus cemetery in Estonia. The remains of 151 warriors were found by local search teams. The burials of the Red Army soldiers have been held at the memorial site of the... .
Photo credit: Yekaterinburg diocese Orthodox believers on Monday, September 21, celebrate one of the most significant religious holidays - the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos or the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, TASS reports. The day before, the head of the Russian... .
The Griboyedov Tbilisi Russian Drama Theater celebrated its 175th anniversary on September, 20. It is the oldest Russian theater abroad and the first professional creative team in the Caucasus. It was founded in 1845 by the governor of the tsar, Count Mikhail... .