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US Banned Immortal Regiment March

The US banned the march of the “Immortal Regiment” on the territory of the country, as well as the laying of flowers at the “Spirit of the Elbe” memorial. This was announced by the co-chairman of the central headquarters of the movement “Immortal Regiment of Russia” Sergey Makarov.  “The US has not only banned the

Visit |  Culture |  05.04.22

Russian Author Reached Sheikh Zayed Book Award Final

An employee of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Anna Belova, appeared among the finalists of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the nomination “Arabic Culture in Other Languages.”  The Sheikh Zayed Book Prize is awarded annually to writers, publishers, researchers, as well as young authors whose works and translations

Videos |  Events |  18.03.22

Russians Celebrate Day of Reunification With Crimea [Video]

Today, on March 18, 2022, at 3 pm Moscow time, a concert dedicated to the Day of Reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia is taking place in Moscow. On this day eight years ago, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, signed an agreement on the admission of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia.  

Fun |  Culture |  10.03.22

Music Album of Northern Peoples Released in Russia

The album of ethnic electronic music “Welcome to the Arctic” based on folk songs of the peoples who live in the north, was released in Russia, which is reported on the website of the project office for the development of the Arctic.   It is noted that the album is based on the musical accompaniment of

Visit |  Events |  23.02.22

Vladimir Putin Congratulated Russians on Defender of Fatherland Day 

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russians on Defender of the Fatherland Day and noted the importance of ensuring the country’s defence capability.  “Dear comrades, today ensuring the defence capability of our country remains the most important task of the state, and the armed forces serve as a reliable guarantee of national security, the peaceful

Visit |  Culture |  11.02.22

Keyboard Layouts for Indigenous Languages to Be Developed in Russia

The Russian government announced that it had approved an action plan for the Decade of Indigenous Languages that will be under implementation until 2032.  The International Decade of Indigenous Languages was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2019 and Russia has become the first UN member state to launch this initiative. Russia’s new plan

Visit |  Events |  09.02.22

Vladimir Putin Congratulated State Historical Museum on 150th Anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the staff and veterans of the State Historical Museum on the 150th anniversary of its foundation, noting the huge role of the museum in the study of Russian history.   “I cordially congratulate you on the significant anniversary – the 150th anniversary of the founding of the State Historical Museum […]

Videos |  Culture |  27.01.22

Russian President Honoured Memory of Leningrad Siege Victims [Video]

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg and paid tribute to the memory of residents and defenders of Leningrad, the siege of which ended exactly 78 years ago.    As specified, about half a million residents and defenders of Leningrad are buried at the Piskarevskoye cemetery, which is the largest

Visit |  Culture |  19.01.22

Russian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

January 19 is the unchangeable date of the Epiphany of the Lord, one of the twelve main Christian holidays. It was on this day that John the Baptist baptized the 30-year-old Jesus in the Jordan River. After the completion of the ceremony, the heavens opened and the Spirit of God descended on Jesus in the

Visit |  Culture |  14.01.22

Russian Female Convicts Compete for Famous Painting Best Parody

The Izoizolyatsia-3 (“ArtIsolation-3”) art contest was held in correctional colony number two of the Nizhny Novgorod region. The convicted women recreated images from paintings by famous artists, including the Renaissance epoch, as reported by the press service of the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.   It is noted that during the contest,

Fun |  Culture |  13.01.22

Today: Russians Celebrate Old New Year

Today Russians traditionally celebrate the New Year in “old style”, that is, according to the old calendar, which was changed in 1918 by the Bolshevik government (Tsarist Russia lived according to the Julian calendar, and Europe lived according to the Gregorian calendar).  The difference between the two calculus systems was 13 days and created inconveniences

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  16.12.21

Experts Named Russians’ Favourite Novel in Digital Format

The novel “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman in electronic format has become the most popular among Russians, as reported by the LitRes group of companies.  LitRes specialists analyzed the interest of Russians in electronic and audiobooks, identifying the works that were most popular in 2021. The leader of the rating among e-books was Fredrik Backman’s