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23 05, 2024

Children’s Club: The Tale of How the Children Prepared for Easter

2024-05-23T18:26:24+02:00May 23rd, 2024|Categories: Kids Club, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian House News|

This happened not too long ago. We decided to come up with something original for Easter: something fun for the children and unusual, but without magic. "How about I teach the children to decorate eggs with napkins?" suggested Irina Panteleeva. The children know and love her well. "Let's give it a try!" We posted an announcement, and then it all began... Unfortunately, our capabilities are limited, and we couldn't accommodate everyone who wanted to join. Everyone who signed up came. Adults also decided to participate in this exciting activity. First, we handed out napkins. They were different and for [...]

16 05, 2024

The Victory Dictation

2024-05-16T15:52:50+02:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: History & Memory, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Meet Russia, Our Compatriots|

From April 26 to 28, 2024, the international historical event "Victory Dictation" dedicated to the events of the Great Patriotic War took place. Brief historical note. The Victory Dictation was first held on May 7, 2019, and was dedicated to the 74th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The event took place in 24 countries, including Russia. The number of participants exceeded 150,000 people. Subsequently, it was decided to hold the Victory Dictation annually. Participants were offered 25 rather challenging questions. Some questions related to the depiction of events from 1941-1945 in literature and cinema. [...]

23 04, 2024

Books in our library: Vadim Shefner’s “Sister of Sorrow”

2024-04-23T17:25:37+02:00April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs|

Dear friends, today I present to you the novel by Russian Soviet prose writer, poet, translator, fantasist, journalist, and frontline correspondent Vadim Shefner - "Sister of Sorrow". Excerpt from the novel: "I said goodbye to Veranda, got on the tram, and headed to Vasilievsky Island. But upon getting off the tram, I didn't go straight home. On days when something unpleasant happened, I liked to wander the streets - it made me feel better. The city was my old friend, and it always helped me in its own quiet way. It didn't interfere with my sorrows - it silently took [...]

18 04, 2024

Books in our library: adventure novels by Gustave Aimard.

2024-04-18T15:08:51+02:00April 18th, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs|

Dear friends, let me introduce you to Gustave Aimard - a French writer, author of adventure novels, one of the classics of the western genre. For all who love historical suspenseful prose in the style of Dean Reed or Fenimore Cooper. An excerpt from Gustave Aimard's novel "Sacramenta". The stranger headed towards where our friends were sitting, casually nodded to them, and took a seat on the opposite side of the table. Without wasting a moment, he began to rap his fist on the table, intending to attract the attention of the drowsy owner. The latter woke up and, reluctantly [...]

16 04, 2024

The books in our library: ‘Yuri Andropov: The Last Hope of the Regime’ by Yuri Mlechin.

2024-04-16T15:14:14+02:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs|

Some circumstances of Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov's birth, as well as information about his parents, have remained somewhat unclear, giving rise to numerous rumors and legends. Yuri Andropov wrote in his questionnaires that he was born on June 15, 1914, at Nagutskaya Station in the Stavropol Province. Nowadays, this village is Solu-Dmitrisvskoye in the Andropovsky District. According to his closest assistant, Kryuchkov, Andropov was actually born a year later. Yuri Vladimirovich added a year to himself to be accepted into a technical school that offered scholarships. Interestingly, Kryuchkov's words seem to be a legend, as an authentic birth certificate issued to [...]

2 04, 2024

Literary Blog: “You know, there are so few happy encounters in this world…”

2024-04-02T19:11:23+02:00April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs|

The March literary salon was dedicated to the cycle of stories by I. Bunin, "Dark Alleys." It was not accidental that after discussing Nabokov's works, we shifted to Bunin. These two prominent figures in classical Russian literature were creative rivals. While Nabokov was repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Prize, Bunin was the one who received it. Initially, the relationship between Bunin and Nabokov wasn't so hostile. Their correspondence was quite amicable. In the 1920s, Bunin was a living embodiment of Russian literature for young writers. They started corresponding after Nabokov's father, who was acquainted with Bunin, asked him to review [...]

26 03, 2024

Komi-Permyak Epic: Kudym-Osh

2024-03-26T17:19:03+01:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Exhibitions, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Meet Russia, Russian House News|

Dear friends, we conclude our series dedicated to the Komi-Permyak epic. Today, we will tell the story of Kudym-Osh, a legendary hero after whom the capital of the Komi-Permyak district, Kudymkar, is named. 'Osh' translates from Komi-Permyak as 'bear.' На фото праздничный женский костюм иньвенских коми-пермяков. Кон. XIX – нач. XX в. Фрагмент экспозиции КПОКМ. 2005 According to legend, Kudym-Osh was the son of a powerful witch and a bear. His father was a leader and priest among the Inven Komi-Permyaks. A brief aside: the Inven Komi-Permyaks are a people living on the banks [...]

21 03, 2024


2024-03-21T16:45:38+01:00March 21st, 2024|Categories: Contests&Olympiads, Education in Russia, Kids Club, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Meet Russia, Our Programs, performance|

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOUR MOTHERLAND!" Entries are accepted until April 10, 2024. Competition organizer: Autonomous Non-Profit Organization "Innovative Center for Development and Education of Children and Youth" with the support of the Committee of the State Duma on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rossotrudnichestvo, the "Russian World" Fund, Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU), and the Russian Patriotism Center. The competition "Tell the World About Your Motherland" is a project aimed at patriotic education of children and youth and forming friendly international relations between the younger [...]

19 03, 2024

“Indulge the children more, gentlemen, you do not know what awaits them!” – Vladimir Nabokov, “Other Shores”

2024-03-19T12:52:08+01:00March 19th, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian language|

March 5th marked our second literary salon dedicated to the works of Vladimir Nabokov. This time, our focus was not so much on his creations but rather on his life journey and the circumstances that influenced the plotlines of his novels. I must say that this time I was merely an audience member. Two passionate readers and members of our literary salon prepared an entire presentation. I knew they were preparing something, but I never expected it to be of such magnitude. Here are some highlights from the presentation. Vladimir Nabokov was born on April 10 (22), 1899, in [...]

14 03, 2024

Kid’s Club: “Can I make two leaves, and then a flower?”

2024-03-14T19:15:09+01:00March 14th, 2024|Categories: Kids Club, Russian House News|

At the March meeting of our children's club, a master class dedicated to the wonderful spring holiday of March 8th took place. With this holiday, spring comes into our lives. It has become customary that starting from kindergarten, we make gifts for our mothers, sisters, grandmothers. So we decided not to forget our traditions. Many children came. However, our master classes are popular: firstly, they are conducted by professionals who not only love to create with their hands but also know how to convey it to the children. You can't deceive children; if they feel insincerity, they won't come again. [...]

12 03, 2024

Literary blog: “…I myself am only a seeker of verbal adventures…” V. Nabokov “The Gift”

2024-03-12T12:55:13+01:00March 12th, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian House News, Russian language|

On the last day of February, admirers of Vladimir Nabokov's works gathered in the premises of our library. The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the surname of this great writer is "Lolita." In fact, it is one of his works. Yes, the most famous one due to its scandalous non-triviality. So, we decided to move away from the accepted stereotypes and talk about other, no less significant works of this author. The majority of our regular attendees and frequenters have read his very first and charming novel "Mashenka". As indicated by [...]

7 03, 2024

Dedicated to the 225th anniversary of Pushkin!

2024-03-07T14:40:02+01:00March 7th, 2024|Categories: Kids Club, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Meet Russia, Poushkin, Russian language|

September 30, 1833 A.S. Pushkin visited the Orenburg province. The purpose of this trip was to collect materials about Pugachev. At that time, Alexander Sergeevich decided to write both a historical essay about Pugachev and a novel from the era of the Pugachev uprising. This is in our time: make a couple of mouse clicks and you will get more or less reliable information, but then everything was much more complicated, but also more interesting. Pushkin not only traveled through the “eastern province” to personally visit the places where the events took place, but met with local old-timers - contemporaries [...]

5 03, 2024

Yoma and Chacha (Komi-Permyak fairy tale) (ending)

2024-03-05T12:36:07+01:00March 5th, 2024|Categories: Kids Club, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs|

The first part of the tale is here. The second one is here. Слезла Чача с дерева, набрала в туесок молока, пошла к Ёме добывать бердо. - Славные коровы у тебя, Ёма, молочные и не норовистые. Вот тебе молоко, а мне давай наше бердо. Бабушка, знать, уже ругает меня. - Очень скоро ты вернулась, - говорит Ёма. - Я не успела доткать. Садись за кросна и кончай тканье, а я сготовлю для тебя гостинцы. Чача стала ткать, а Ёма ушла в подпол - только не гостинцы готовить, а свои зубы точить. Точила, точила, спросила Чачу: - Скоро ли доткешь? [...]

29 02, 2024

Yoma and Chacha (Komi-Permyak fairy tale) – 2

2024-02-29T17:23:30+01:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: Kids Club, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian House News|

Read the first part of the story here - Занято ваше бердо. Сейчас я буду ткать, а ты о ту пору сходи на ближнюю полянку да накорми моих кур. - А чем их накормить? - Стань посреди поляны и скажи: «Куть-куть, ешьте что помягче да послаще». Побежала Чача на ближнюю поляну и хотела уж Ёминых кур позвать, да вспомнила добрую старушку, что живет у болота, к ней завернула. Старушка на лавочке под окошком сидит и сладко дремлет. - Бабушка, меня Ёма послала кур кормить. Проснулась старушка, узнала Чачу, обрадовалась ей: - Хорошо ты сделала, внученька, что ко мне зашла. [...]

27 02, 2024

Yoma and Chacha (Komi-Permyak fairy tale)

2024-02-27T15:59:09+01:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Exhibitions, Kids Club, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Meet Russia|

Dear friends, you know that more than 200 peoples and ethnic groups live in Russia. And every people, every land has its own history, its own legends and its own fairy tales. In the north of the Urals, among dense forests, marshy swamps and high mountains, live the Komi-Permyaks. They speak the Komi-Permyak language, which belongs to the Finno-Ugric language group. You all know the expression: “We are from Parma.” There, Parma is taiga in the Komi-Permyak language, and not a football team. Today I want to introduce you to a Komi-Permyak fairy tale. Before you and I start reading [...]

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