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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Final Week to Register for Russian Level 1 & 2 Courses at UVIC: Don’t Miss Your Chance!

The registration for Russian Level 1 and Level 2 Courses at UVIC ends this week, on January 7th. Secure your spot now. Format: online once a week evening courses Students: anyone, adults Location: online, learn from anywhere Info, registration: Level 1: https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/…/russian-level-1/ Level 2: https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/…/russian-level-2/ Explore Russian Language Courses online at UVic! Whether you’re a

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Russian New Year’s Delights: 3 Must-Try Salad Recipes! 🎉

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas! As we approach the biggest celebration of the year in Russia, New Year’s Eve, let’s continue the festive spirit. In Russian tradition, salads take center stage, uniting family and friends around the dining table. I’m excited to share three essential recipes for Russian Christmas and New Year’s Eve

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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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Indian Summer in Russian

Today, on October 7th, 2023, the daytime temperature is a pleasant 24 degrees Celsius. The weather is stunning, with a serene, sunny, and warm ambiance. In Russia, this season of unusually warm fall weather is referred to as “бабье лето,” which translates to “women’s summer” (known as “Indian summer”). The expression “бабье лето” is found

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The Word “Caviare”

“Caviare” is of Turkish origin; it comes from Turkish Khāviyār. It spread from there to a number of European languages, including Italian caviale and the French caviar, many of which contributed to the rather confusing diversity of forms in 16th-, 17th-, and early 18th-century English: cavialy, cavery, caveer, gaveare, etc. By the mid-18th century caviare

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