With Russian Roots

19 02, 2024

Medicine, Belgian Resistance, Russian Philology… The History of the Blankoffs in Belgium

2024-02-19T13:03:53+01:00February 19th, 2024|Categories: History & Memory, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|

On February 15, 2024 at the Russian House in Brussels, in the framework of the project "With Russian roots", an event (evening of memory) was held dedicated to the Russian-Belgian family Blankov, who made a great contribution to the development of relations with the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. Boris Osipovich Blankov was a famous surgeon and president of the Belgian Orthopedic Society, and before that, during World War I, a volunteer of the Russian Expeditionary Corps, fighting in the fields of Champagne. During World War II, he fought in the armed resistance fighting fascism in Belgium. He was [...]

24 11, 2023

The history of the Tolstoy and Bezobrazov families was told at an evening in the Russian House

2024-01-15T21:53:50+01:00November 24th, 2023|Categories: History & Memory, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|Tags: , |

On November 21, at the Russian House in Brussels, as part of the “With Russian Roots” program, an evening was held dedicated to the famous compatriot in Belgium, a representative of the post-revolutionary emigration - the commander of the Cavalry Guard and the Russian Imperial Guard, General Vladimir Mikhailovich Bezobrazov and his family. The evening was hosted by his granddaughter Alexandra Vladimirovna Bezobrazova and the Belgian writer and journalist Gregoire Tolstoy. They talked about the history of the noble Bezobrazov family, dating back to the 14th century, about the life path of its most famous representative - the great patriot [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

31 03, 2023

Presentation of the book by Alexander Korsak “The Third Salvo”

2024-01-15T22:14:26+01:00March 31st, 2023|Categories: Library, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|Tags: , |

On March 31, 2023, the presentation of the book “The Third Salvo” by Alexander Korsak took place at the Russian House in Brussels, which tells the fate of his parents, the first wave of emigrants, the years they lived through during the German occupation.

3 03, 2023

Literary evening “Simenon and Russia” was held at the Russian House in Brussels

2024-01-15T22:19:49+01:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: Library, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|Tags: , |

On March 3, the literary evening "Simenon and Russia" was held at the Russian House in Brussels, dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the birth of the great writer. Jean-Louis Etienne, a native of the Belgian Liege, like Simenon, a literary critic with 30 years of experience, spoke about the creative path of the famous master of detectives. And also about the phenomenal and constant success of his work in Russia. In the exhibition hall you can see an exhibition dedicated to the work of Georges Simenon, which is open to the public until the end of March. [...]

17 02, 2023

Literary Evening: Dominique Fernandez and his “Soviet Time Novel, Undiscovered Continent”.

2024-01-15T22:25:21+01:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: Library, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|Tags: , , |

L'AUTEUR : Le 17 février 2023, une Soirée littéraire s'est tenue à la Maison russe à Bruxelles avec la participation de Dominique Fernandez, membre de l'Académie française, auteur de nombreux livres d’une oeuvre considérable par sa qualité et sa prolixité (une centaine de livres parus) qui lui a valu notamment le prix Médicis en 1974 pour Porporino ou les mystères de Naples, le prix Goncourt en 1982 pour Dans la main de l’Ange, le prix Charles-Oumont de la Fondation de France en 1986 pour L’Amour, le prix Prince Pierre de Monaco pour l’ensemble de son oeuvre en 1986, le prix [...]

6 12, 2022

“… with Russian roots”: Alexander Zinoviev. By Olga Zinovieva and Slobodan Despot

2024-01-15T22:41:30+01:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: Our Compatriots, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|

06.12.2022 Russian House Brussels-Europe Georges Simenon, Romain Gary, Gala, Henri Troyat… A new art-literary project of the Russian House in Brussels presents eminent personalities " … with Russian roots" of XX–XXI. The first meeting of the project took place in October 2022 with the participation of Andrey Makin, a French writer with Russian roots, member of the French Academy and laureate of the Goncourt Prize. The second meeting of the project, held at the Russian House on December 6, 2022, was dedicated to Alexandre ZINOVIEV on the occasion of  100 years of his birth Philosopher, [...]

20 10, 2022

The first literary evening from the cycle “… With Russian Roots” was held at the Russian House

2024-01-15T22:40:16+01:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Dialogue Events, Library, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|Tags: , |

On October 20, the Russian House in Brussels hosted the first meeting from the cycle "... With Russian Roots", dedicated to the "Russian trace" in European culture. It is significant that the first guest was well-known in Europe, especially in the French-speaking environment, the Franco-Russian writer, laureate of the Goncourt Prize and member of the French Academy Andrey Makine. The meeting was moderated by Tatiana Hashimi, a Belgian journalist and anthropologist. The evening passed in a warm and friendly atmosphere, the conference hall of the Russian House could hardly accommodate the admirers of Andrey Makin who came to the meeting. [...]

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