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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 01, 2024

Literary contest dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade.

2024-01-11T18:35:43+01:00January 11th, 2024|Categories: Contests&Olympiads, Kids Club, Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Meet Russia, Russian language|

But through the cooling planet, Machines moved toward Leningrad: He is still alive. He is somewhere nearby. To Leningrad, to Leningrad! (Olga Berggolts) Dear friends, In 2024, an important historical date is celebrated in Russia — the 80th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade. The M.I. Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature announces a contest of children's compositions and drawings dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade. Submission of works is open from December 11, 2023, to January 25, 2024. Participants aged 10 to 18 are [...]

15 12, 2023

The application campaign for the XII National Award “Crystal Compass” has started

2023-12-15T09:47:57+01:00December 15th, 2023|Categories: Contests&Olympiads, Meet Russia, Russian House News|

Applications for the Crystal Compass national award have started to be accepted. In 2024, statuettes made of crystal and silver will be awarded to the authors of outstanding achievements and unique projects in the field of science and culture, expeditionary and educational activities, preservation and popularization of natural and historical-cultural heritage for the 12th time. Everyone is invited to participate in the application campaign: scientific and educational institutions, creative unions, domestic and foreign organizations, enterprises of various spheres, as well as independent initiative groups, public figures and individuals. Applications will be accepted until February 10, 2024. - This is the 12th [...]

23 11, 2023

Methodological events for teachers of the Russian language abroad in a distance format

2023-11-23T16:00:05+01:00November 23rd, 2023|Categories: Education in Russia, Meet Russia, Russian House News, Russian language, Science, Study Russian, Teach Russian|

Russian Language teachers from RUDN University will conduct a series of methodological events for teachers of the Russian language abroad in the distance format "Organization of course teaching of Russian as a foreign language abroad" in the period from December 1 to December 8, 2023. Participation in methodological events will allow teachers of the Russian language abroad to improve their professional skills at any time convenient for them, having mastered all modules of the program: "Specifics of the organization of course training: short-term and intensive courses"; "Intensive methods of teaching the Russian language"; "Educational and methodological literature for course and individual [...]

21 11, 2023

«Russia, the coronation of the phoenix?» Paysage sonore by Dominique Kopp

2024-01-15T22:00:24+01:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: History & Memory, Innovation, Meet Russia, Our Compatriots, performance, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|

On November 10th, the Russian House in Brussels hosted a uniquely formatted event. Our guests were immersed in the ambiance of Russia through Dominique Kopp's soundscape, titled 'Russia - Coronation of the Phoenix?' In a dimly lit auditorium, attendees enjoyed a compilation of audio excerpts, music, sound bites, and recordings of speeches by key figures in Russian history. The soundscape had a profound impact on the audience, enabling them to experience the atmosphere of Russia, sense the chill of harsh winters, and relive crucial historical moments that shaped the country's destiny. After the soundscape concluded, the guests lingered for an [...]

17 11, 2023

Media accreditation for #WYF2024 has started!

2023-11-17T10:40:37+01:00November 17th, 2023|Categories: Meet Russia, Russian House News|

Foreign media accredited by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian media and bloggers can participate. Hurry up to register before January 15, 2024 by following the link: Link for media The World Youth Festival is the largest youth event in the world that will be held by the Decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Festival will host 20,000 young Russian and foreign leaders in such fields as business, media, international cooperation, culture, science, education, volunteering and charity, sports and various areas of public life. Teenagers representing children’s organizations and associations will join the Festival as well. Registration [...]

26 10, 2023

Count P. Sheremetev spoke in Brussels about his family and Sergei Rachmaninoff

2024-01-15T21:58:58+01:00October 26th, 2023|Categories: Library, Meet Russia, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, Sergei Rachmaninoff, With Russian Roots|

" Pyotr Cheremeteff, my father, dying in exile, called me up and said: "Petrusha, you must support Russia and, if possible, help her." With these words Count Pyotr Petrovich Cheremeteff, a French statesman and Russian public figure, began his speech at a meeting at the Russian House in Brussels on 20 October 2023. The evening was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff and, in this connection, to the history of the creation of the Paris Conservatoire Sergei Rachmaninoff , as well as the Russian Musical Society in Paris, which Pyotr Petrovich led for several decades. [...]

18 10, 2023

Online tour of the halls of the Russian National Museum of Music

2023-10-26T17:42:37+02:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: Exhibitions, Meet Russia, Our Compatriots, Russian House News|Tags: , , , |

For National Unity Day On October 17, as part of the traditional “Day of Museums” cycle of the Russian House in Brussels, an online tour of the halls of the Russian National Museum of Music “Treasures of the Museum of Music” took place. The excursion participants visited the musical past and touched the musical future. We saw with our own eyes a violin made by the great master Antonio Stradivari and the oldest organ in Russia, created in 1868. We heard the sound of the electric musical instrument theremin and the world's first polyphonic musical synthesizer. The guide spoke in [...]

13 10, 2023

Virtual tour of the Ivanovka Museum-Estate in the Tambov region

2023-10-26T18:05:56+02:00October 13th, 2023|Categories: Exhibitions, Meet Russia, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, Sergei Rachmaninoff|Tags: , , , , |

For the 150th Anniversary of the Russian composer Serge Rachmaninoff On October 5, 2023, on the virtual platform of the Russian House in Brussels, together with the Government of the Tambov Region, a tour of the Ivanovka Museum- Estate was held. The excursion participants visited the very center of Russia, in an amazing corner - the Sergei Rachmaninoff Museum-Reserve “Ivanovka”. From June 1890 to April 1917, the great Russian composer, musician and conductor Sergei Rachmaninov lived and worked there. Now Ivanovka hosts scientific conferences, music festivals, competitions and concerts, music and theater assemblies. Materials provided by the copyright holder. Video [...]

2 10, 2023

Conference-concert “I love you, creation of Peter’s”

2023-10-26T18:21:59+02:00October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Meet Russia, Peter The Great, Russian House News|Tags: , , |

On 28.09 the conference-concert “I love you, creation of Pierre” dedicated to the 320th anniversary of Saint Petersburg took place at the Russian House in Brussels. Maestro Andrei Chevtchouk, conductor and choir director, who has worked for over twenty years in France, Belgium, Germany and other European countries, as well as in Russia as a conductor of orchestras and theater and festival choirs, artistic director of festivals and choirs, presented to the public the beautiful “capital of the North”, which since its creation attracted many architects who contributed to its beauty. Particular attention was paid to the musical history of [...]

26 09, 2023

VIII International Educational Campaign “Big Ethnographic Dictation”

2023-10-26T19:16:28+02:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: Contests&Olympiads, Education in Russia, Meet Russia, Russian House News|

Under the slogan "Many Peoples - One Country!" from November 3 to November 8, 2023, the VIII International Educational Campaign "Big Ethnographic Dictation" will take place. The goal of the International Educational Campaign is to draw people's attention to the history, culture, and traditions of the peoples inhabiting the country. This knowledge contributes to strengthening harmony, interethnic peace, and national unity among the peoples of the Russian Federation, as well as raising the level of ethnographic literacy among the population. Millions of residents of Russia and foreign countries participate in the Campaign every year, regardless of age, education, religion, or [...]

11 09, 2023

Join the World Youth Festival 2024

2023-09-11T15:41:11+02:00September 11th, 2023|Categories: Meet Russia|

World Youth Festival: Let's start the future together!The World Youth Festival invites you to take part in the largest international youth event to be held in Russia.From 1 to 7 March 2024, 20,000 Russian and foreign young leaders aged 18 to 35 - professionals in business, media, education, science, international cooperation, culture, volunteering, sport and other spheres of social life - will gather on the Sirius Federal Territory (Sochi Olympic Park, Russia).For the first time, teenagers aged 14-17 can take part - 500 from Russia and 500 from abroad.At the Festival, you will be able to:get acquainted with young and active [...]

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