TASS correspondent Alexei Bukalov gets International Pushkin Award

TASS correspondent Alexei Bukalov gets International Pushkin Award in Rome

The award was established in 2014 to encourage achievements in art, literature and research, at the same time accentuating the close relationship between the Russian and Italian cultures TASS correspondent in Italy Alexei Bukalow received the International Pushkin Award for literature in Rome for a series of literary works devoted to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s…

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Russia, France mull Cross Year of Russian-French languages, literature

Russia, France mull Cross Year of Russian-French languages, literature — Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov said the civil and public dialogue between the two states “should be all-encompassing and involve the civil society” Russia and France discuss holding the Cross Year of the Russian and French Languages and Culture next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. “The Cross Year of Russian-French Cultural Tourism ends this…

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Yeltsin’s widow

Helmut Kohl did much to develop German-Russia relations -— ex-president Yeltsin’s widow

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl passed away aged 87 The late former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl did much to develop relations between Germany and Russia, Naina Yeltsina, the widow of first Russian President Boris Yeltsin, told TASS. “Mournful news has come that former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl passed away, the man who had done much…

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holiday camps

Russian watchdog shuts down five illegal children’s holiday camps

This summer Russia’s consumer rights watchdog has carried out 8,541 scheduled and random checks on conditions of children’s recreation Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has revealed five unauthorized children’s holiday camps that accommodated 340 minors and shut them down this year, Rospotrebnadzor head Anna Popova told the governmental commission at a meeting in the National…

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St Isaac’s Cathedral museum in St Petersburg

St. Isaac’s Cathedral administrator vows landmark will continue functioning as museum

The Committee on Culture earlier announced that Yuri Mudrov had been appointed as the museum’s director St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg will continue to operate as a museum, its newly-appointed Director Yuri Mudrov said at his first meeting with employees. “Let’s proceed from the premise that the museum is working. Should there be changes,…

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Construction works help archaeologists unearth Stone Age relics

Construction works help archaeologists unearth Stone Age relics in Moscow

The scientists believe the artifacts could have penetrated the much older cultural layers 400 or 500 years ago during digging efforts Archaeologists have uncovered rare 5,000-year old tools in Moscow during the city’s ongoing construction project to renovate pedestrian zones, the mayor’s office said on Friday. The scientists discovered a silicic cutter from the Neolithic…

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