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350th Anniversary of Peter the Great’s Birth      video 9:10 min

June 9, 2022 marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great. This is another controversial and complex figure of Russian history. Many events, books, articles, documentaries, forums and other events are dedicated to him. But we have chosen just one small aspect of his contribution to the country’s development - the emergence of new towns in many different regions.


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While watching, try to mark the cities on the map in the order in which they are mentioned in the video.


map of Peter's cities

Map in PDF


Challenge

Find information on the Internet (for example, in Google Maps) about how to get from Petersburg to Biysk today? From Nizhny Tagil to Lipetsk? Suggest your route: which means of transport would you choose? Why? Which way is faster? More comfortable? More interesting? Cheaper? Share your ideas.

Академик Сахаров      video 17:40 min

Our video today is quite unusual, because today we are remembering Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, who would have turned 100 years old. (2021)


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Время говорить по-русски - на тайском языке!      video 1:15 min

We now have subtitles for the course "Time to speak Russian!" translated into one more language - Thai! Thanks to our colleague Natchivan Mekratanakulpat, students from Thailand will now also be able to use our course.


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Время говорить по-русски - на вьетнамском языке!      video 1:15 min

Our cartoons for beginners (level A1) now have a Vietnamese translation! Thanks to the wonderful Nguyen Thi Nyi and Nguyen Thi Tru Ha!


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