British Columbia Attorney General Issues Apology and $10 Million Compensation Package to Doukhobors for Historical Wrongs

Over fifty years since the forced removal of hundreds of children from their homes to residential schools, the religious group with roots in Russia, known as Doukhobors, was continuing to demand an apology from the British Columbia government. Today, they finally received the long-awaited apology. Who are Doukhobors? In the early 20th century, a community

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Charming Charoite

During the last Cowichan Valley Visions Art Tour, we discovered one rare mineral that can be found only in Russia. Silversmith Michele Heath introduced us to the unique stone charoite. The name ‘charoite’ derives from the Chara River, Russia, near which it was discovered. This rare stone has complex wiry pattern and uneven colour with

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Level 3 Russian Language Course: Your Path to Fluency

Are you ready to take your Russian language skills to the next level? Level 3 Russian Language Course is designed to help you achieve fluency while ensuring you’re equipped with the most essential phrases and skills for effective communication. In Russian 3: Strong Advanced course, you will strengthen your conversation skills and expand your understanding of Russian

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Russian Nicknames

Russian nicknames often resemble their full-name counterparts but sometimes nicknames are significantly modified. For example, the nickname for Maria nickname is Masha, the nickname for Vladimir is Vova, the nickname for Alexey is Lyosha, the nickname for Alexander is Sasha. The full form of Russian first names is used in official situations while nicknames are

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Global Love Stories: Russian Speaking Men’s Partners Share Their Journeys

You’ve heard about the Russian superwoman stereotype, but what about Russian and Russian speaking men? I was very lucky to connect with three incredible spouses of Russian and Russian speaking men. They shared their stories about love, communication, and cultural bonds. The rich tapestry of cross-cultural bonds is absolutely magical. These three interviews give an

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