Hagia Sophia’s icons, frescos to be preserved
Icons and frescos of Hagia Sophia will be preserved as they are despite the change in status, Turkish Ambassador to Russia Mehmet Samsar said in an interview with TASS.
"Ayasofya (Hagia …
Russia regrets Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
Moscow regrets Ankara’s decision to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
"We regret the …
Kremlin confirms Armenian PM’s participation in SPIEF
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is expected to take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Wednesday.
"We are …
Larisa Sadilova’s film about Russian province sparks applause at Cannes Festival
Larisa Sadilova’s film Once in Trubchevsk has premiered in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard (Certain Glance) contest at the Palace of Festivals on the Croisette …
Poll says two-thirds view borrowing foreign slang as detrimental to Russian language
Two thirds of Russians believe that borrowing words and slang from other languages harms the Russian language, say the results of the survey by The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center, released …
Poll reveals Russians’ sentiment on Soviet military presence in Afghanistan, 30 years on
Three-fourths of Russians interviewed by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center know something about the 1979-1989 Afghan war, while almost one-third of the respondents believe the presence of …
Lavrov slams new Ukrainian church as ‘travesty of history’ aimed at dividing both nations
The policy of establishing the so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine violates the precepts of state non-interference in ecclesiastical life as well as the canons of Orthodox Christianity, Russian …
Bone-chilling cold snap descends on Siberia, affecting schools, public transport
Siberia has seen a deep freeze since early February, with severe sub-zero temperatures plunging lower than minus 50 degrees. Forced holidays started in many schools where a regime of free attendance …
Every sixth Russian resident aged 15-74 never uses Internet, says study
Every sixth resident of Russia aged 15-74 years never used the Internet, according to an analytical report released by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, TASS …
Former Auschwitz inmate blasts Poland’s distortion of history for political gain
In Poland, the history of World War II and its consequences are distorted according to the political climate, former prisoner of the Auschwitz concentration camp Bogdan Bartnikowski said in an …