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The Story of Rossotrudnichestvo: 90 years of people’s diplomacy






This year Rossotrudnichestvo celebrates its 90th anniversary. The organization started off as All-Union Society for Cultural Relations in 1925, continued from 1958 as Union of Soviet Friendship Societies and Cultural Ties with Foreign Countries, as RusInterCentre in 1994 and in 2008 became a Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).


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Rossotrudnichestvo new office in London (Video tour)

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Representatives of organizations of compatriots and social activists of the UK met in London

В Лондоне прошла встреча представителей организаций соотечественников и активистов общественных движений Великобритании

The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted a meeting of the representatives of compatriot organisations and social activists of the UK. Questions related to organization of events significant for the Russian-speaking community, such as the celebration of Victory Day, were discussed in the course of the meeting.

Propositions were related to the content and functions of the website of the Russian Community Coordination Council put forward. The website represents a platform for exchange of ideas and information for the Russian-speaking population living on the territory of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Read more »

A lecture by Professor Roman Maev on modern innovative methods of research and diagnostics of paintings held at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London

В представительстве Россотрудничества в Лондоне профессор Роман Маев ознакомил специалистов с современными инновационными метода

On June 22, 2016 the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo hosted another meeting of the "Thoughts Aloud" Discussion Club. Professor Roman Maev presented a lecture on "The State-of-the Art Innovative Technologies for Non-Destructive Analysis of the Fine Art Objects And the Cultural and Historical Heritage". Read more »

Shakespeare authorship question was discussed in London in the framework of the "Thoughts Aloud" Discussion Club

В Лондоне в рамках дискуссионного клуба «Мысли вслух» обсудили шекспировский вопрос

"Thoughts Aloud" Discussion Club presented a lecture by Vyacheslav Katamidze “Mystery of a man from Stratford”. Read more »

Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s remarks at the opening of the Art Russe Masters exhibition

Постоянная галерея русского искусства появится в Великобритании

Projects related to Russian art enjoying increasing popularity worldwide. Interest towards Russian art as an important part of the world art is growing steadily.

One of such projects – the exhibition of Russian masters in the UK – will be held in such historical and symbolic locations as the Banqueting House and the Tower of London.

The organizer of the event is the Art Russe fund. They have a mission – popularization of Russian art worldwide, and this mission is truly welcome. As a result of hard work of such funds international audience has the opportunity to understand Russian art, assess the talent of Russian artists and their contribution to world culture. Read more »

Russian School of Mathematics and Programming hosted a summer competition in mathematics

Летний Математический Бой прошел в Русской школе математики и программирования в Лондоне

Russian school of mathematics and programming held a ‘mathematical battle’ at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London. A competition of teams in solving mathematical problems was attended by children from 10 to 15 old. Children were offered eight non-standard tasks and two hours to work on the solution.

After the allocated time was up, the teams started the fight. They were telling each other their solutions to the problems in accordance with the rules: one of the teams tells their solution, while the other acts as an opponent, that is, looks for errors and omissions. Read more »

An old tradition of musical and poetic saloons is being revived in London

В Лондоне возрождают традицию музыкально-поэтических салонов

In the framework of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature, the atmosphere of musical and poetic saloons was brought back to life at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo.

Musical and poetic evening "There is pleasing strength in consonance of lively words..." invited lovers of good poetry and music to cultural and emotional exchange.

The concert included recitals of the classical Russian poetry, as well as the poems written by contemporary Russian poets, pieces classical music, old and contemporary Russian lyrical songs. Read more »

Evening dedicated to the memory of Ekateria Genieva took place in London


The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted an evening dedicated to the memory of Ekaterina Genieva (1946-2015).

The event was organized by the Grammar Plus Education Centre and Russian Heritage Fund with participation and support of the Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Russian Embassy and Rossotrudnichestvo. Read more »

A talk by Professor Dominic Lieven “Russia and the First World War”

В Лондоне прошла встреча с профессором Кембриджского университета, автора книги о России периода Первой мировой войны

A meeting with a British Professor, senior research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge and Fellow of the British Academy Dominique Lieven took place in London.

In the course of the event Lieven offered a unique interpretation on the final period of the history of the Russian Empire, based on the analysis of the Russian archival materials, which was included in Professor’s new book. Lieven’s book “Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia” has recently won the fourth annual Pushkin House Russian book prize for the best book in English on Russia published in 2015/6.

The jury of the Pushkin House Prize in 2016 was comprised of well-known British writers and patrons as well as the director of Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky. Read more »

Academic competition in Russian language launched in the UK

В Великобритании дан старт Олимпиаде по русскому языку

Russian-British centre “RUBRIK” annually holds academic competitions in Russian language in June-July. This year the competition is dedicated to the Russia Day and the anniversary of Alexander Pushkin.

The cultural centre was created to unite the Russian-speaking societies of Birmingham and Midlands. Cultural centre “RUBRIK” is comprised of the Russian-British international club, network of Russian schools (in Birmingham, Worcester, Nottingham, Derby, Coventry, Cheltenham, Bristol and Telford), Russian-British Women's Club, Russian Orthodox parish in Birmingham, the Russian-British Art Club and other Russian-British association.
The competition is held with support of the “Russian World” Fund, Russian Speaking Community Council in the UK and Rossotrudnichestvo. Read more »

The Sveshnikov State Choir of Russia celebrates Russia's National Day reflecting the importance of choral art to the Russian people

В Лондоне в рамках празднования Дня России состоялось выступление Государственного хора им. А.В. Свешникова

Russia Day celebrations were finalized in London with an outstanding concert of one of Russia’s oldest choral ensembles - the Sveshnikov State Choir of Russia. The first ever London concert of the choir took place at Barbican centre in the framework of the non-commercial project “Russia Day in the World” organised by the “Classica” charity fund with support of the Russian Embassy in the UK and the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo.

The Sveshnikov State Choir of Russia was created in 1936 and still occupies a leading position in folk choral performance. The choir actively participates in various prestigious international festivals and cultural projects, and has been on tour in many countries including Moldova, Georgia, France and the Baltic states. Read more »

«Allure» exhibition by Elvira Pyrkova and Oleg Micheyev opened in London in the run up to the Russia Day

В Лондоне в рамках празднования Дня России открылась выставка «Allure»

On June 9, 2016 numerous celebrations dedicated to the Russian national holiday – the Russia Day – took place in London.

The Russian Embassy hosted an official reception, which was attended by the members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, representatives of British institutions and local authorities, diplomats, journalists, representatives of business, culture and art, the Russian-speaking communities.

Also, «Allure» exhibition by Elvira Pyrkova and Oleg Micheyev opened in the framework of the national holiday at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London. Through media of photography and oil paintings the artists juxtaposed elements and motifs of mutual masculine and feminine attraction, within a range of scenarios. Read more »