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20 06, 2024

In Brussels, an exhibition “Pushkin and Moscow” opened on the 225th anniversary of the great Russian poet

2024-06-24T09:28:45+02:00June 20th, 2024|Categories: Exhibitions, Poushkin, Russian language|Tags: , , |

On June 19, the "Pushkin and Moscow" exhibition, organized by the State Museum of A.S. Pushkin from Moscow, opened at the Russian House in Brussels. The event, dedicated to the 225th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, gathered a large number of visitors, including both Belgians interested in Russian culture and compatriots living abroad. The exhibition features a unique collection that allows guests to delve deeper into the life and work of Pushkin, as well as the cultural atmosphere of Moscow in his time. Vera Bunina, the director of the Russian House in Brussels, [...]

20 06, 2024

Premiere of the movie “Onegin” at the Russian House in Brussels

2024-06-20T11:22:47+02:00June 20th, 2024|Categories: Cinema Club, Russian House News, Russian language|

On June 19, 2024, the long-awaited premiere of the feature film "Onegin", directed by Sarik Andreasyan and released in March 2024, took place at the Russian House in Brussels. This event was dedicated to the 225th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian writer Alexander Pushkin and gathered admirers of Russian culture and cinema. "Onegin" impressed viewers with its visual richness, deep psychological exploration, and accurate recreation of the atmosphere of Pushkin's era. The actors, who conveyed the complexity and contradictions of the characters, must make special mention of the outstanding performances. After the screening, a lively discussion ensued. [...]

10 06, 2024

Festive Evening “Pushkin and Glinka: Two Geniuses – One Era” Held in Brussels

2024-06-11T15:50:46+02:00June 10th, 2024|Categories: History & Memory, Poushkin, Russian House News, Russian language|Tags: , , , |

To commemorate the 225th anniversary of A.S. Pushkin and the 220th anniversary of M.I. Glinka, as well as the International Day of the Russian Language. June 2024 was a significant month for global and Russian culture. In this month, two outstanding figures were born, five years apart, whose works became the foundation of Russian literature and music, based on national traditions of folklore, history, and the character of the Russian people: Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka and Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin. This year marks their anniversaries – 220 and 225 years since their births, respectively. As part of the "Pushkin" year, the main [...]

4 06, 2024

Literary blogs: «If virtue cannot exist, then at least vice must be punished.» (A. Belyaev)

2024-06-04T15:07:52+02:00June 4th, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Meet Russia, Russian House News, Russian language, Science|

This March marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of Russian and Soviet science fiction writer Alexander Belyaev. In Soviet times, Alexander Belyaev’s books were read not only by adults, but also by teenagers. Somehow it happened that he smoothly «moved» into the category of writers recommended for middle and senior school age. This is how the members of the literary salon were perceived when they were invited to turn to the work of this writer. Retreat: Our literary salons are held in a warm, friendly atmosphere with a cup of tea and delicious cookies. Join us. In fact, [...]

29 05, 2024

Slavic Writing and Culture Day Celebrated in Brussels

2024-05-31T15:14:15+02:00May 29th, 2024|Categories: Exhibitions, Russian House News, Russian language|Tags: , , , |

On May 22, the Russian House in Brussels became the center of the celebration of Slavic Writing and Culture Day, presenting guests with a unique program called "The Songs of the Spring Calendar" performed by the Folk Music Ensemble “Zolotoj plyos”. The event gathered numerous spectators eager to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Slavic traditions and cultural heritage. The evening’s program began with traditional spring period songs, covering the time span from Maslenitsa to Egorya. The sounds of ancient melodies and the vocal talents of the Folk Music Ensemble “Zolotoj plyos” ensemble members immersed the listeners in the magic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 02, 2024

Literary Blog: “- Are we strangers?! Strange?!” S. Knyazev

2024-02-20T12:19:46+01:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian language|

On February 13 of this year, the guest of our literary salon was Stepan Knyazev and his musician friends. For those who closely follow the news of our Russian House, this name is already familiar. His magnificent works are currently on display in our exhibition hall: But as it turned out, he not only gives new life to old bicycles in a different guise but also writes beautiful poetry. So who is he, our guest? Brief Historical Background: Stepan Ivanovich Knyazev was born in the city of Omsk in 1963. He graduated from the College of Culture and Arts, [...]

13 02, 2024

Literary blog: The morning is wiser than the evening, but there is something in the evening too.

2024-02-13T11:17:50+01:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian House News, Russian language|

It so happened that our morning literary salon took place on the birthday of the great Russian bard, poet, and actor Vladimir Vysotsky. Therefore, it was not surprising that we started our meeting with his works. Детям вечно досаден Их возраст и быт — И дрались мы до ссадин, До смертных обид, Но одежды латали Нам матери в срок, Мы же книги глотали, Пьянея от строк.  («Баллада о борьбе» В. Высоцкий) He was a controversial poet. His works still provoke debates: some love them, others do not understand. He was envied during his lifetime, and some predicted his soon-to-be forgotten, but [...]

8 02, 2024

Kid’s Club: And a Confetti Salute…

2024-02-08T15:24:05+01:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: Kids Club, Library, Russian language|

Dear friends, in January, our joyful celebration "Confetti" took place. Many guests came, and how else could it be? At first, all the children were divided into teams. The questions were difficult, but not for our participants. They easily found the answers. And then... Confetti cannons sparkle in gold. A star was lit in silver Reaching the top The bravest spark. Marshak Everything was correct, all the participants made a confetti cannon. For this, they needed a cardboard tube from a toilet paper roll, a balloon, shiny wrapping paper, and of course, confetti. That's when the real fun began. Especially [...]

8 02, 2024

Student’s Day was celebrated in Brussels together with musicians from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music

2024-02-09T12:26:00+01:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: Russian House News, Russian language|Tags: , , , |

On January 25, the Russian House in Brussels hosted an event in honor of St. Tatiana's Day. The evening began with an open Russian language lesson given by Vera Georgievna Bunina, Director of the Russian House in Brussels. Despite the unusual timing of the lecture, the large number of listeners was a pleasant surprise. Students showcased their talents through the recitation of poems by Pushkin and Fet, delving into themes of love, nature, and philosophy. Additionally, the audience was actively and emotionally engaged by a series of riddle-like poems presented from [...]

8 02, 2024

Take part in the International Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language “Lobachevsky/RU”

2024-02-08T10:57:53+01:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: Contests&Olympiads, Russian language|

Dear friends! We invite you to take part in the International Olympiad in Russian as a foreign language "Lobachevsky/RU", which will be held from December 1, 2023 to March 29, 2024. The Olympiad is designed for the following categories of foreign participants: students of Russian and foreign educational organizations of higher education, studying under bachelor's, specialist, master's and postgraduate programs; students of preparatory faculties / departments of educational organizations of higher education of the Russian Federation; students of Russian as a foreign language courses organized abroad; high school students of foreign educational organizations (schools, colleges, educational centers). To participate, it [...]

18 01, 2024

International Competition of Young Readers “Living Classics”

2024-01-18T18:47:36+01:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: Contests&Olympiads, Kids Club, Library, Russian House News, Russian language|

Friends! Registration is underway for the International Competition of Young Readers "Living Classics." Just a reminder that we are accepting applications until January 25. Visit the website, fill out the application, choose a work from which you will read an excerpt, and get ready! The main prize is a trip to "Artek" and memorable gifts from sponsors, as well as a chance to perform at the Superfinal of the competition on Red Square! Instructions on how to use the website this.

18 01, 2024

Teen Club: Theater Show

2024-01-18T18:05:23+01:00January 18th, 2024|Categories: Kids Club, Library, Russian language|

Dear friends! The first session of our theater studio has taken place. Initially, the minimum age for young artists was planned to be 13 years old, but as it turned out, there are quite a few enthusiastic individuals of a younger age. We talked to Olga Markina, the leader of the theater studio, and she said that the main thing is the desire, and age is secondary. So, children from 10 years old are accepted into the studio. As an exception, children of a younger age may be admitted, but only after an interview with the leader. Remember, dear parents, [...]

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