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Professor Suzanne Ament teaches the history of Russia at the Department of History, University of Radford (Virginia, USA). Whatever she tells her students about, she tries to include a piece of music in the lecture in order to create a “sound background of the era”. Sometimes she picks up a guitar and sings herself - old Russian romances, hiking songs of the Cossacks, bard hits and songs of the Great Patriotic War.
Vision & Global Trends proudly announces its partnership with the International University for Peace of Rome (UNIPACE), office of the United Nations University for Peace. The partnership aims to the promotion and the intermediation regarding the recently launched UNIPACE international postgraduate education programmes, both focused on studies on the China-led “Belt and Road Initiative”.
​The exhibition Prix Pictet “Hope” currently on view in the beautifully restored historic interiors of Mouravieff-Apostol House & Museum presents the work of the twelve photographers shortlisted for the prize. Now in its eighth cycle, the Prix Pictet is one of the world’s leading photography awards focusing on a theme of ecology and social problems that promote discussion and debate on issues of sustainability. Each cycle of the Prix Pictet tours the world bringing the work of the shortlisted photographers before a wide international audience.​
As a 16-year-old high school student in Taiwan, I’ve struggled to find opportunities to make an impact on international issues. Like many passionate students who are involved in Global Affairs and Model UN, I’ve always tried to take initiative and seek out opportunities that can promote youth action for a greater cause. With this drive, I decided to commit myself to the UNODC E4J’s “Educating for the Rule of Law” project when I saw the competition poster on the UNODC website.
​The exhibition called Krylov.Fable opened in Brussels. It is dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the famous fabulist Ivan Krylov, which took place last year, and it is included in the program of the Russian Seasons project, Russkiy Mir Foundation reports citing the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.The exhibition includes the biography of Krylov in detail, the contribution of the writer to the development of the Russian language.​
​The largest exhibition of contemporary Indian art in Russia will be held at the Tretyakov Gallery from June 17 to September 6 this year. The exposition will be accompanied by a large-scale program of lectures and concerts, TASS reports citing the organizers of the exhibition.The largest exhibition of Indian contemporary art will include the works of about 60 Indian artists such as Nalini Malani, Vivan Sundaram, Bhupen Hahar, Anish Kapoor, Amar Kanwar, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Anita Duba, Shilpa Gupta, Dayanita Singh and Jeetish Kallat and others, TASS notes.​
​The Moscow Jazz Orchestra and the Igor Butman Quintet performed at the Russian Embassy in Washington. To get acquainted with the art of "jazz diplomacy" of a Russian musician who visits the USA twice a year, a large audience gathered in the walls of the diplomatic mission, TASS reports.As the Minister-Counselor of the Russian Embassy in the United States Arthur Lyukmanov notes, jazz unites everyone, despite their nationalities. According to him, the peoples of the two countries need to talk with each other.​
The Arctic Region is widely seen as one of the most promising areas for human development in the future. Hence the need to protect the biological diversity of the region, which makes an essential part of human development agenda. The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has launched an unparalleled project that has no analogues elsewhere – the “Snezhinka” International Arctic Station operating on carbon-free energy. The opening ceremony is scheduled for spring 2022. 
Indeed, the cross-Year has long been a boon for cooperation among countries in international diplomacy. It promotes strengthening of bilateral relations, gives them a new positive dynamics. In Russia, this practice has been practiced for a long time. One of the first experiments was cooperation with France in 2010 or "L'année croisée", then the countries had done enormously impressive work, many large-scale activities were carried out in almost all areas of life: trade, industrial sphere, agriculture, scientific research, culture and sports.Russia will cooperate with many countries in 2020.
In the South Korean capital the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) held the road show "Russia 2020. Euro as a gift", dedicated to the main tourist destinations in Russia and to the upcoming matches of the European Football Championship, which will be held in St. Petersburg, reports TASS. The European Football Championship will be held in 12 European cities from June 12 to July 12, 2020.