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The popularity of studying the Russian language in Austria is growing, the Russian ambassador Dmitry Lyubinsky noted. He said this in a message to the participants of the III Vienna forum of Russian language specialists from EU, TASS reported. According to Dmitry Lyubinsky, more than 7.5 thousand schoolchildren and about 4 thousand students study the Russian language in Austria.
The 14th International folklore festival Pokrovskie Kolokola (Pokrovsky bells) started in Vilnius, the Russkiy Mir Foundation reported. Pokrovskie Kolokola is an international festival that in a short time managed to gain immense prestige not only in Lithuania but also abroad. The Festival represents the traditional culture of different countries, strengthens cultural ties. According to the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the cultural forum received its name after the Orthodox holiday of the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
On Oct. 31- Nov. 1, Russia’s Volgograd is hosting the “Dialogue on the Volga: Peace and Mutual Understanding in the 21st Century” International Public Diplomacy Forum. For the first time, the event is being organized with the support of Rossotrudnichestvo and will welcome 48 delegates of the “New Generation” program among its guests. The forum will take place at Volgograd State University and will be held in partnership with the Government of the Volgograd Region.
It does not happen too often that a museum exhibition becomes not only a notable art event of the season but also a moving personal story that a visitor cannot miss. It is exactly the case with the show “Vertical - Horizontal: Richard Paul Lohse - Vladimir Andreenkov” currently hosted by the Schusev State Museum of Architecture with the support of Swiss Embassy in Russia, Pro Helvetia Moscow and Nadja Brykina Foundation. The project is dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the meeting of a Swiss artists and architect Richard Paul Lohse (1902–1988) and the Soviet nonconformist graphic artist Vladimir Andreenkov (born 1930).
As two great powers, Russia and the United States are the world’s leading geopolitical players with a decisive say in global politics. Therefore, any souring of relations between the two poses new challenges and threats to global stability. This is the future which awaits young people, who still want to live in a world where they can freely communicate without borders, enjoy professional growth and be able to work productively. This is exactly the reason why the "Russian-American Summit of Young Leaders: Together We Model the Future" was held to discuss how best the United States and Russia can constructively cooperate with each other.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was a writer, and author of the famous, kind hearted fairytale “The Little Prince” (“Le Petit Prince”), a pilot, who died at the end of the Second World War, and a romantic, whose pen gave the world the sincere lines from the novel “Wind, Sand and Stars”: “the only real luxury is the luxury of human communication”. Last but not least, he was a journalist, who visited our country in the 1930s and wrote about that time period.
In 1816-1817, the flag of the Russian Empire flew over the westernmost of the Hawaiian Islands - Kauai. The Don River, previously known as Hanapepe, appeared on the map of the island. Three Russian fortresses - Elisaveta, Alexander and Barclay - were erected at key strategic points of the island: at the mouth of the Waimea River in the south and at the picturesque Khanalei Bay in the north.
In the walkup to the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, marked on August 29 in keeping with a pertinent resolution by the UN General Assembly, the “Where the Wind Blew” documentary was shown and discussed by members of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. On August 29, 1991, the Soviet Union shut down its nuclear test range in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, where it had tested its nuclear weapons during the Cold War era.​
The International Theater Festival "Art Workshop" will be held in Finland from August 16 to 18. The one-man performance of actor Andrei Emelyanov based on the novel “The Reserve” by Sergei Dovlatov and the street performance of the Mongolfieri circus theater from St. Petersburg will represent Russia at the International Theater Festival. According to the website of Union of Russian Theaters Abroad, four countries will take part in the Festival of Russian-language theaters.
Pro Helvetia, a Swiss Foundation for art and culture is extremely active in Russia, bringing the best of Swiss art, film and theatre. And even the typical down-season does not apply to Swiss art professionals. Later in August the Kazan Centre for contemporary culture welcomes the duo of Francoise and Daniel Cartier, while Yekaterinburg museum of photography “Metenkov’s House” is getting ready to host Marianne Mueller. The Open Look festival of contemporary dance once again invited Swiss dancers and choreographers.