Within the framework of the International Day for Tolerance, the awarding of the 2009 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for advocacy of tolerance and non-violence ideas took place on November 16 at UNESCO Headquarters.
Over 80 people from different countries (Armenia, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, France, Finland etc.) and Russian cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Omsk, Volgograd, Obninsk took part in the Round Table's work, of which: 17 Doctors of Science, 18 candidates, 15 students and postgraduate students, 15 schoolchildren from Russia, Armenia and Finland, as well as journalists, teachers, lecturers and college teachers, representatives of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, education authorities.
At a solemn ceremony at the Balchug Kempinsky hotel in Moscow L'Oreal–UNESCO National Scholarships 2009 have been presented to ten best young Russian women researchers. Among them are researchers from Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg and Chernogolovka.
An international celebration of World Philosophy Day 2009 will take place in Moscow and Saint Petersburg from 16 to 19 November 2009. A country with a long tradition in philosophy and a true passion for thought and word, this year the Russian Federation takes the place of honour, as organizer and host of this international event.
In our memory Vladimir Arseniev and his friend – his books’ character Dersu Uzala – has remained as an example of genuine union of races, souls and nationalities, an ideal of harmony between the civilization and the elements, guarantee of a New Man’s birth in whom the wisdom of the East and the energy of the Russian West will harmoniously join...
One well-known philosopher of the past reportedly said once that the main measure of riches of a society is spare time. How are Russians rich today proceeding from this classical definition? Russian sociologists have tried to clear up this question.