Russian language

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, [...]

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 [...]

19 12, 2023

Literary Blogs: In the Footsteps of A Hero of Our Time…

2023-12-19T12:48:34+01:00December 19th, 2023|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian language|

On December 14th of this year, the last literary salon took place. It was dedicated to the work of Lermontov, "Hero of Our Time." There was a large turnout, and it was pleasing to note that news of the salon spread by word of mouth. We hope that newcomers enjoyed it and will become part of our friendly community. This time, the salon was not led by me, but by one of the participants. Natalia prepared for this event with full responsibility. She provided material about the poet himself, a brief analysis of the [...]

12 12, 2023

Literary Salon: Only roots, only wings, only mother’s warmth.

2023-12-12T12:57:30+01:00December 12th, 2023|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian language|

A scattering of snapshots, ancient and dusty, Where we are young, old-fashioned, and stylish, No bellies, no wrinkles. Where blue fountains flow, Beautiful plans are drawn in a whim, Laughter splashes without reason. Sergey Khazanov. His performance on the stage of our Russian house was planned in the spring, but everything was postponed for reasons beyond our control. The anticipation was so exciting. He flew to Brussels from Switzerland by plane. We agreed to meet near the metro. I recognized him immediately: there is something about him from the Soviet intelligentsia, kind and bright. The word "intelligent" cannot [...]

5 12, 2023

Teen Club: The lady checked in to baggage…

2023-12-05T15:31:45+01:00December 5th, 2023|Categories: Kids Club, Library, Russian language|

The lady checked in to baggage A sofa, A suitcase, A satchel, A painting, A basket, A piece of cardboard, And a little dog. (S. Marshak) Olga Markina started her master class with this children's poem. She asked the participants to imagine themselves as passengers. The participants improvised. The scenes were interesting and unique. Afterwards, they discussed together: what each person saw, whether it matched what the actor wanted to show, what was left "off-screen," and what should be added. There were no random "passersby" [...]

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 [...]

9 11, 2023

Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin

2023-11-09T17:22:21+01:00November 9th, 2023|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Poushkin, Russian language|

"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 [...]

9 11, 2023

We invite you to become the curator of the International Competition for Young Readers “Living Classics”.

2023-11-09T11:12:02+01:00November 9th, 2023|Categories: Kids Club, Library, Russian language|

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 [...]

6 07, 2023

Literary Blogs «Asya: love has no tomorrow»

2023-07-06T16:05:15+02:00July 6th, 2023|Categories: Library, literary blog, Literary Blogs, Russian language|

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. [...]

6 06, 2023

The Russian Language Day and the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff were celebrated on Alexander Pushkin’s birthday at the Russian House in Brussels

2023-10-26T20:08:45+02:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: Our Compatriots, Russian House News, Russian language, Sergei Rachmaninoff|Tags: , |

A festive concert of vocal music "Pushkin and Rachmaninov. Poetry and Music" was held at the Russian House in Brussels on June 6, where the songs of Sergei Rachmaninoff were performed. Each of the composer's works in this genre is remarkable for its amazing sincerity. Rachmaninoff often said that he loved poetry and always put it second only to music. The concert on the 150th anniversary of Rachmaninoff's birth drew a full house. The favorite and native melodies were performed by Elena Fedorova (soprano), Inna van Mechelen (piano) and Salome Tsankashvili (piano). Romances to the verses of Russian poets A. [...]

6 06, 2023

Online marathon on the occasion of the International Day of the Russian Language

2023-06-06T10:42:52+02:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: Russian language|

On June 6, 2023, on the birthday of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, as part of the program to support and develop multilingualism and cultural diversity, the International Day of the Russian Language will be held in an online format at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. This year, the online marathon will be dedicated to the Russian language in the history of the Russian capital and will be titled "Moscow! How much for the Russian heart is intertwined in this sound!" The broadcast will start at 15:00 CET: https://viar.media/Den-russkogo-yazyka_v5718

25 05, 2023

Concert “Song and dance in Golden Russia” by the Russian ensemble ” Otrada ” (Antwerp)

2023-10-26T20:09:36+02:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Meet Russia, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, Russian language|Tags: |

On May 25, 2023, the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture was celebrated at the Russian House in Brussels with the Russian Song Ensemble " Otrada " from Antwerp. The Day of Slavic Literature and Culture is a wonderful occasion to join the origins of Slavic traditions, to Russian folk holidays and rituals, folk art and original folk art, to get acquainted with the culture of the Russian people. The program of the evening included round dances, folk games, as well as songs with centuries-old history - from antiquity to the present day. Amazing outfits in Russian style and colorful [...]

22 05, 2023

HSE University

2023-05-27T09:24:27+02:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Education in Russia, Science, Study Russian|

On May 26 2023,  the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) held a videoconference to inform applicants from Belgium and other European countries about the study programs University and the rules for admission to study. Courage is one of the key qualities nowadays. And yet this is the word that best describes the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) - the top university in Russia, a powerful scientific and educational center, included in all authoritative world rankings: QS, THE, ARWU. Aspiration to conquer the scientific world has enabled HSE University to become the only [...]

22 05, 2023

Poetry by our readers: Brigitte Merle.

2023-05-25T09:29:20+02:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: literary blog, Russian language|

Dear friends, As promised, we are pleased to present the works of a regular participant in our literary salon - Brigitte Merle. Russian is not her native language. По пути, покрытому сосновыми иглами, В горящем летнем воздухе, Ты протянул мне белую розу, блестящую и трепещущую в утренней теплоте. Наши шаги упругие и тихие, Часто встречались на пути в святые горы. Теперь наши следы стёрлись, Роза увяла, Воспоминание растворилось в свежем осеннем воздухе. (август 2017) Слушай песнь ветра в глубоком лесу: Влезает в обнажённые кусты, Листья улетают бешенным танцем, Сучья трещат, Изнурённое дерево рухнет. Разбушевавшийся ветер ворчит, мычит, затихает. [...]

11 04, 2023

The Russian Language Contest. Free competency test

2023-04-16T11:48:20+02:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Russian language|

Our Center has been hosting a Russian language contest for several years now, and each year it draws the attention of those who love Russian literature. This time, we are excited to announce that we will not only be offering the competition to those who study Russian as a foreign language, but also to those who can read, understand, write a text, and hold a conversation in Russian. We have two nominations for this category. Additionally, we have a third nomination for those who were born and raised in a family where one or both parents are native Russian speakers. [...]

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