Cultural events in Russia and abroad

Cultural events in Russia and abroad

Regions of Russia: Exhibition timed to 165th anniversary of navigation on the Shilka River mounted in Nerchinsk

4 March 2019

The Nerchinsk Regional Museum (the Trans-Baikal Territory) presents an exhibition “The Shilka River: From Sretensk to Pokrovka”. It is timed to the navigation on the river, which was launched 165 years ago. On display are little-known images of the river, views of settlements along its banks, landscapes and steamboats, research drawings and maps. Some rarities, dating from the mid-1850s to the 1910s, have been provided to the Nerchinsk Museum by several largest repositories, including the State Archive of the Russian Federation.

History of Moscow: Historical and documentary exhibition “Tram – All-Time Hard Worker” kicked off in Moscow

3 March 2019

The Moscow Main Archive Directorate (Glavarkhiv) presents a historical and documentary exposition “Tram – All-Time Hard Worker”, which is staged in the Exhibition Hall. Visitors will learn about the early history and development of one of the first means of public transport in the capital city. Materials on display cover the period from the late 19th century to the present day. The exhibition will be open until March 21, 2019.

Languages of Peoples of the World: Exhibition of books in rare and extinct languages kicked off in the Russian State Library

1 March 2019

The Center of Oriental Literature of the Russian State Library (Moscow) presents an exhibition of books in rare and extinct languages, which is dedicated to the International Mother Language Day. The International Mother Language Day was proclaimed at the 30th session of UNESCO’s General Conference and is celebrated on February 21. It is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity.

IT and Society: Linguists of the Ural Federal University use computers to study the language of Russian classic writers

1 March 2019

For the first time in Russia, computer modeling will enable philologists of the Ural Federal University to study works of writers of Russian classics of the 19th century. By analyzing the texts of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and other writers, researchers are going to identify their individual stylistic features and build systematized models of lexical compatibility peculiar for each author.