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Photo credit: Moscow plans to allocate 20 million dollars for food aid for Syrian residents, TASS reports. The corresponding document was signed by Russia and the UN World Food Program (WFP). The funds will be transferred during 2020 and 2021. ...

30.09.2020 Subject: Politics

Films about Russia and Russian-speaking artists who have left their mark on American and world art were included in the program of the 14th documentary Images of Russia film festival in Texas, which will be held from October 10 to 21 in the online format. Viewers will be able to watch films, discuss what they have seen and ask...

29.09.2020 Subject: Culture

Photo credit: Four Russian hockey players won the main trophy of the North American National Hockey League (NHL) as part of the American Tampa Bay Lightning club. For Nikita Kucherov, Mikhail Sergachev, Andrei Vasilevsky and Alexander Volkov, the Stanley Cup was the...

29.09.2020 Subject: Sports

Photo credit: Russian language courses opened in Marbella (Spain), the Union of Organizations of Russian Compatriots in Spain and Andorra reported on its Facebook page. The course was organized by the Russian School No. 1 with the assistance of the city...

28.09.2020 Subject: Education


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As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine.
The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change.
The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient.