Culture and Society

Moscow hosted the gala evening dedicated to the Day of unity of peoples of Belarus and Russia

At a gala evening dedicated to the Day of unity of peoples of Belarus and Russia, the Moscow Theatre of the Russian army on 2 April were invited prominent state and public figures of the two countries, figures of science and culture, diplomats, and representatives of the Belarusian Diaspora.


The Russian national library opened an exhibition dedicated to Daniel Granin

In St. Petersburg in the national library of Russia Boris Yeltsin opened the exhibition entitled "Soldier and writer. The 95th anniversary Dagania", dedicated to the anniversary of the writer, social activist and veteran of the great Patriotic war, honorary citizen of the Northern capital.


The standing Committee prepares an extensive cultural program to the Day of unity of peoples of Belarus and Russia

the Standing Committee believes that the Day of unity of peoples of Belarus and Russia is not only an important political and social event, but a celebration of joy and allows you to get acquainted with traditional and modern culture of the two fraternal peoples.


In Belarus higher education the most feminized

Belarus has one of the highest in the world in the number of girls enrolled in higher education per 10,000 population female.


Paralympic triumph

16 March ended Paralympic games in Sochi. The results are impressive: 80 medals were won by the Russian team - 30 gold, 28 silver and 22 bronze. Closest competitors showed a much more modest results, Ukraine - 25 medals (five gold), Germany - 15 (nine gold). The competition was attended by athletes from 45 countries.


In Moscow begins the creation of the Museum of the father and the son Melnykovych

Recently the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation announced the creation of the Moscow State Museum of Constantine and Victor Melnykovych - architect and artist whose works have become an integral part of the cultural heritage of Russia. Part of the Museum will be the famous "Melnikov house" in Krivoarbatsky lane, 10.


These streets CHAGALL... (Part 2)

Among the works of Marc Chagall, sold at prestigious auctions, a special place occupies a modest album, recently brought to the attention of the public and sold at auction at Sotheby's in new York for 602,5 thousand dollars. The book of 85 pages beginning with translations of French poems in Yiddish Bella, first love, the wife and the only Muse of the artist.


Moscow: Vladimir, the Prince against Felix Dzerzhinsky

while in Ukraine dropping from the pedestals of the statues of Lenin in Moscow in the next time there is discussion about whether to return to its "rightful" place at the Lubyanka, the statue is one of the closest associates of I. Felix Dzerzhinsky. However this time we Dzerzhinsky had an alternative - Prince Vladimir.


In Moscow there was held the presentation of the Easter festival

World-famous conductor, artistic Director of the Mariinsky theatre, Valery Gergiev conducted in Moscow, the presentation program of the XIII Moscow Easter festival, which opens April 20, gala concert in the Big hall of the Conservatory and will be completed by tradition, may 9 - Victory Day.


These streets CHAGALL... (Part 1)

Vitebsk glove called the cradle of artists: this city was nursed by Marc Chagall, was not a stranger Ilya Repin and Kazimir Malevich. Throughout the Vitebsk scattered flocks of young people with easels: on the banks of the Western Dvina, Vitba and luchesy, near the town Hall and the Holy resurrection Church, and even the modern 6-thousandth of the Summer amphitheatre.


Russia triumphs

XXII Olympic games broke records on all counts: the quality of the organization, the number of spectators, the number of won medals. Thirty-three medals we won't ever! Russia has won the first place in the medal standings with the youngest in the competition structure. And this happened just four years after the fiasco in Vancouver.


Carnival - spring custom Russians and Belarusians

Carnival is my favorite national holiday. It is celebrated both in Russia and in Belarus, carefully preserving folk traditions. This year the carnival is celebrated from 24 February to 2 March. Pancake week we associate with pancakes, flavoured tea, sweet bagels, dance, songs and dances, the burning of effigies of Winter.


In the Tretyakov gallery opened an exhibition of paintings by Zinaida Serebryakova

In the State Tretyakov gallery opened the exhibition "Zinaida Serebryakova. The Paris period. Alexander and Catherine Serebryakova prepared for the 130th anniversary since the birth of the world-famous artist. Here are paintings from the collection Fund Serebryakova have never been exhibited in Russia.


The Museum of the Afghan war and local conflicts will appear in Moscow

In Moscow's Poklonnaya Gora appears the Museum of military glory, dedicated to the Afghan war (1979-1989) and other local conflicts, which was attended by Russian and Soviet soldiers. This initiative was organized by the Central Museum of the great Patriotic war and the Russian military historical society.


The tax system in Belarus is constantly being improved

world Bank Experts praised the work done in Belarus to improve the tax system and administration, to reduce the tax burden. They conducted a study on the effectiveness of public Finance management in the country for 2010-2012 and came to the conclusion that there has been a positive effect.


XXI Minsk international book exhibition-fair

From 5 to 9 February in the capital of Belarus takes place the XXI Minsk international book fair, which was visited by more than 600 participants from more than 20 countries. The peculiarity of this exhibition is a wide variety of publishing projects. Her motto is "All the books in visit to us, all countries in visit to us."


Removed the sequel to the popular Soviet TV series "State border"

next year, viewers will be able to see the first series of the famous Soviet movie serial


The song "heirs of the Victory"

In preparation of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in great Patriotic war 1941-1945 planned to hold an International festival of military-Patriotic song "heirs of the Victory". Organizer : the Coordinating Council of the International Union of Commonwealth public organizations of veterans (pensioners) of independent States".


Russian mortgage grows wealthy buyers

among the may decrees of President Vladimir Putin, signed shortly after his inauguration, most prominently the decree "on measures to provide Russian citizens with affordable and comfortable housing", which, in particular, requires to develop new and better mortgage terms.


Moscow Christmas festival

From 9 to 22 January in Moscow international house of music, with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill, is one of the most exciting musical events of the early years of the IV Moscow Christmas festival of sacred music, the art Directors are Vladimir Spivakov and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.


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