Minister Narendra Modi

Visit to the State Hermitage by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

02.06.2017 On 2 June 2017, Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, made a visit to the State Hermitage. The delegation was met on the Council Staircase by Georgy Vadimovich Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage for Research. During the official visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acquainted himself with the…

a Bolivian Delegation

Formal Presentation of Gifts to the Museum by a Bolivian Delegation

02.06.2017 On 2 June 2017 gifts were formally made to the State Hermitage by a delegation from Bolivia. The donations were presented by Alejandro Serrate, Russian Honorary Consul in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, and Ruben Costas, Governor of the Santa Cruz Department. Among the gifts were a set of present-day and historical (1920s–60s)…

20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience

20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”

02.06.2017 On 31 May 2017, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre was the venue for a plenary session of the 20th International Theoretical and Practical Conference “Fashion and Design: Historical Experience – New Technologies”. The conference was held in conjunction with the Russian Ethnographic Museum and Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and…


Kremlin Oliver Stone’s film on Putin top-quality and revealed Putin genuinely

US filmmaker Oliver Stone earlier said that his four-part documentary was aimed at building ‘a rounded portrait of arguably the most fascinating and frightening world leader in a generation’ US filmmaker Oliver Stone, who recently released a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin, could not have made a sub-quality picture, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told…

Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened

Investigation into Siberian bus crash opened – Interior Ministry

According to District Administration Head Andrei Kuznetsov, road works were underway in the place where the accident happened The police have opened an investigation for the traffic accident killing 11 people in Russia’s Transbaikalia region, a source in the press service of the Regional Office of the Interior Ministry told TASS. “Investigators of the intermunicipal…

set up twin-city relations

Bulgarian city of Kalofer and Russia’s Koktebel set up twin-city relations

The first toast after the ceremony was raised to “the eternal friendship between Russia and Bulgaria.” The Russian town of Koktebel located in Crimea and Bulgaria’s Kalofer have established twin-city relations. The corresponding document was signed on Saturday by Kalofer Mayor, Rumen Stoyanov, in the presence of Mayor of Koktebel Oleg Sodel, a TASS correspondent…

over Elbrus Mountain

Russian adventurer vows to pull off unprecedented balloon flight over Elbrus Mountain

Famed Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov plans to carry out the first-ever balloon flight over the Elbrus Mountain in mid-September Famed Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov plans to carry out the first-ever balloon flight over the Elbrus Mountain in mid-September, setting a new world record, President of the Stavropol Region Aeronautics Federation Vitaly Nenashev told reporters on…


Anoutorized protest rally in Moscow: thousands take to the streets

A massive unsanctioned protest rally is taking place in Moscow, as Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny asked people to take to Tverskaya street in the center of the city instead of Prospekt Sakharova where the protest rally was agreed with the authorities. Thousands of muscovites took to Tverskaya and an hour after the rally started dozens have been detained.  The Moscow Times reporter saw Ilya Yashin, a well known opposition activist, being dragged into a police wagon. Another protestor has been taken after he started wagging with a sheet of paper that looked like a protest banner. An hour after the rally started police started separating the crowd into groups and then isolating them from each other.Alexei Navalny changed the place of the rally to unauthorized location after the authorities, as he had claimed, didn’t let him install sound equipment for the demonstration that had been planned and agreed. “We have our constitutional right to gather peacefully with political demands”, Navalny told his supporters on his YouTube channel. He was detained earlier today at the entrance of his house when he headed to the rally.  The rally started at 2 PM. By 3.30 police successfully dispersed big parts of it from Tverskaya street and Pushkinskaya square at the very center of the city.
Yuliya Khrushcheva (center) at the Thaw (Ottepel) exhibition at Moscow's

Granddaughter of Cold War-era Soviet leader dies after being hit by train near Moscow

The woman attempted to cross the rail tracks away from the established safe crossing The granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev, who led the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis, died on Thursday after being struck by a suburban train near Moscow, an emergencies service source told TASS. “On Thursday morning, 77-year-old Yulia Khrushcheva died after…