"Hello, shall we work together? Apart from the stories mentioned in your letter, Ivan Petrovich left many manuscripts, some of which are in my possession, while others have been used by his housekeeper for various domestic purposes. Thus, last winter, all the windows of her wing were covered with the first part of the novel that he did not finish. The aforementioned stories were, it seems, his first attempt. They are, as Ivan Petrovich said, mostly true and were heard from different individuals. However, the names in them are almost all fictitious, created by himself, and the names of villages [...]
We invite you to become the curator of the International Competition for Young Readers “Living Classics”.
Dear school directors, teachers of Russian language and literature, heads of theater and creative studios! We invite you to become the curator of the International Competition for Young Readers “Living Classics”. Today this is the largest literary project in Belgium and in the world for Russian-speaking children. Participants must choose an excerpt from their favorite book and, having memorized it, read it aloud. The regulations on the International Competition for Young Readers can be found on the official website at the link here. Our contestants have already visited the Artek International Children's Center, performed on Red Square in Moscow, and [...]
On October 7th, a theatrical masterclass took place in our children's club. It was conducted by the actress and director Olga Markina. This event had been eagerly awaited, which is why there was quite a crowd. Children started arriving well before the event began, which was a delight to see. Before the start of the masterclass, it had become a tradition for the little visitors of the Russian House to pick up chalk. Their first interaction with each other happened through drawings on the pavement. At the appointed time, Olga invited all the kids into the hall. There was [...]
I’ve long been tortured by not knowing where you are and how you are. Now, there’s no need to break this little thread that has stretched between us.
On September 20th of this year, a solo performance by Elena Zakharova titled "The Female Destiny in the Works of the Classics" took place on the stage of the Russian House. It must be said that the actress is loved and well-known in Brussels. Fans of her talent eagerly awaited the performance. Elena opened it with the verses of the great Avar poet Rasul Gamzatov, whose 100th anniversary was celebrated in September. The audience fell silent. During the poem "Mama," the actress's voice broke, and tears welled up in her eyes, not only for [...]
Today, hardly anyone remains indifferent to artificial intelligence. "The creative abilities of neural networks have tremendous potential. They are by no means competing with humans; on the contrary, they open up new possibilities for creativity and artistry. For designers, generative models have already become an essential tool for increasing efficiency and breaking free from routine," says our guest Denis Dimitrov, the Executive Director of Data Research at Sberbank's AI Future Technologies Department. Khokhloma At our request, Denis conducted a webinar titled "Russian Innovation Night: Kandinsky and GigaChat – Multimedia Neural Networks for Generating Images and Texts" at the platform [...]
Dear Friends! On September 2nd, our Children's Club hosted a simultaneous chess session. The youngest participant was seven years old, while the oldest was seventeen. And it must be said that nobody was bored. The little rascals, while waiting for the older kids to finish their games, were drawing with chalk on the tiles. This has become a nice tradition: the chalk appears as soon as the children arrive. By the way, the adults, as it turned out, were not averse to reliving their childhood. You won't believe it, but the moms even remembered how to play hopscotch. But [...]
Who among the older generation does not remember the prudent and faithful Filka, the contemplative girl Tanya, and the newcomer boy Kolya? "Wild Dingo Dog, or Tale of First Love" was written at the request of the publisher. The author was supposed to depict school life. Soviet literature always leaned towards finding positive heroes. In the work, we practically do not encounter negative characters. Even the envious girl Zhenya becomes the main character's friend by the end of the novel. And the geography teacher, who portrayed Tanya in a negative light, is only mentioned in passing. The author himself, Fraerman, [...]
С разрешения правообладателя У самого берега моря стояла старая покосившаяся избушка. Жила в этой избушке семья: отец-рыбак, мать и пять дочерей. Жили бедно. Отец рыбу ловил, да мало её попадало, мать её на рынке продавала. Старшая сестра сети для отца плела, вторая – еду варила, третья – бельё стирала, четвёртая – огородом занималась, а младшая, Лилия, была не от мира сего. Ничего ей поручить нельзя было. Лето выдалось засушливое. Реки пересохли, колодцы обмелели. А морская вода – солёная. Чтобы пресную воду из неё получить, долго выпаривать надо. Недалеко от домика рыбака, за холмом, озеро было с пресной водой. Единственное, которое [...]
Before moving on to the blog topic, I would like to express my gratitude to Vera Bazilevskaya and Anna Burkovskaya for providing the photographs. So, the June literary salon was dedicated to Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev's novella "Asya." This story took place in 1857. After a year of inactivity, I.S. Turgenev took up the pen again. The reason was a scene accidentally observed in the German town of Zinitzke. The writer's attention was drawn to two women: an old woman sitting on the ground floor of a small house, and a girl peering out of the window on the second floor. [...]
Question about the picture: What is the name of the victim? The captain of a Japanese ship noticed that he had lost his gold watch during the journey. It happened while he was taking a shower. Four people came under suspicion. The cook claimed that he was preparing lunch for the crew, the helmsman said he was at the helm, sailor Leslie stated that he noticed the flag was upside down and went to flip it, and sailor Megan claimed to be checking the accuracy of the course and the absence of obstacles. Who lied and stole the captain's watch? [...]
"Here is a letter to Andrei Karlovich R., my old comrade and friend. You are going to Orenburg to serve under his command..." A.S. Pushkin, "The Captain's Daughter." The Ministry of Culture of the Orenburg region and the State Autonomous Institution "Orenburg Regional Museum of Fine Arts" have announced the children's drawing contest "Pushkin goes to Orenburg" with the following themes: portraits and images of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, his journey and stay in Orenburg, as well as illustrations and improvisations based on the works "The Captain's Daughter" and "The History of the Pugachev Rebellion." The contest will be held from [...]
Recently, in the Children's Club, a workshop on making appliques using the simple weaving technique took place. At first glance, it seems quite easy, especially since the templates were prepared in advance. But as it turned out, it's not that easy to weave thin paper strips evenly. The applique requires perseverance, creativity, and imagination from its creator. But let's go step by step. First, we create a base to which we will attach our carpet or carpets. That's right. One applique can have multiple carpets, just like in this picture with sunflowers. Next, you create the front side of [...]
Dear friends, among the attendees of our literary salon are real writers. Ruben Vardа has provided his story "Consultation." “You're making progress, Kit, I like your universe. You managed to achieve rapid stabilization. This promises long life without any shock. Tell me, how do you see its future? What might its zest, or uniqueness, be, so to speak?” Kit smiled, flattered by the words of her Professor. “You are right, Professor, it is stable, that’s true, but because of this it is not very lively. Not much happens there. At the moment I do not see any zest, and [...]
Dear children! Congratulations on this wonderful holiday. Childhood is truly an amazing time. It is only in childhood that you can visit Karlsson on the Roof, embark on journeys to other planets, and chat with Martians on the Orange River. Children love Cheburashka and Gena the Crocodile. Do you know who wrote this funny story? It's Eduard Uspensky. Dear little reader, come to our library with your mom and dad! In our library, you will be able to choose books to your liking. Some of them are already available in our catalog.
"Unbelievable!" "It's impossible to believe this!" "To think that a child could play like that!" "And what will happen when they grow up!" These were the words spoken by the audience as they exited the concert hall. Who could have enthralled them to such an extent? You won't believe it, but it was children. Yes, indeed, two thirteen-year-old boys captivated classical music enthusiasts with their performance, leaving an indelible impression. Before the concert began, the audience could not even imagine that they would witness such magnificent playing. Who are these young prodigies? Alexander Skrobovskiy and Antoni Jarosz. Two [...]