Книга Русские в Ирландии

Maria Kiernan, director of the Russian Irish Cultural Association

19.09.2019

Maria Kiernan founded the Russian Irish Cultural Association and is the association’s director, however she is an architect by trade. She first came to Russia in the early 1990s when she went on an exchange program with a number of other Irish professionals in order to teach her Russian colleagues how things were done in […]

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Sarah Smyth Irish Slavicist

18.09.2019

When Sarah Smith, a linguist and senior lecturer at the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College, many, many years ago, appeared amongst Russians for the first time, the occasion required that she say a few words, recalling the memory of heroines in the novels of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. She had studied the […]

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Irish hero of Kazakh rugby

17.09.2019

Irishman Luke O’Callaghan intends to bring the Kazakh team a new level. In the Fitness Dock gym, the name Luke O’Callaghan is known to everyone, and among them are many members of the Russian community. But those who came to Ireland from Kazakhstan look at Luke as part of their national heritage. He speaks Russian […]

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Séamus Martin is the former International Editor of The Irish Times and was Moscow Correspondent for that newspaper

16.09.2019

Séamus Martin was born in 1942 in Dublin and worked for six years as Irish Times correspondent in Russia. He was the only Irish journalist to witness at first hand the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. He also covered events in the October of 1993, both Chechen wars, the explosions of apartment buildings […]

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Debbie Deegan’s 1200 children

16.09.2019

For an ordinary Irish woman, Debbie Deegan, the orphanage in the village of Khortolevo, near Bryansk, became a second home, and Russia, indeed, her second homeland… In 1998 Debbie already had two of her own children, but as participants in the Russian State programme “Children of Chernobyl” her family, among many other Irish families, were […]

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Only Irish balerina

14.09.2019

Monica Loughman, from Ireland, has been dancing in one of the leading ensembles in Russia since she was 16, and now she is introducing her native country to ballet. The idea of Ireland and pursuit of professional ballet used to be considered incompatible notions, but that all changed when the first and only Irish ballerina […]

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Michael Guerin, Boris Krivchenko and “Aeroflot” in Shannon Airport – a relationship built on trust

14.09.2019

Michael Guerin is the honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the southwestern part of Ireland. One of his duties is to help Russians living in the area with regard to any legal process or advice. Often people just call in asking how to connect with other Russian speakers who live nearby. In addition, he […]

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Thomas Moore – the creator of the Russian folk song

14.09.2019

“Poetic translations can be considered to be ideal only when they have become part of the poetry of the language into which they have been translated” – Vladimir Soloukhin “Evening Bell” is a brilliant Russian translation of the poem “Those Evening Bells” by Thomas Moore, an Irishman by birth. This translation was made by the […]

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Irish Ally

14.09.2019

Irishman George Reavey at the time of Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) lived in the USSR and was editor-in-chief of the frontline newspaper “British Ally” published in the Russian language. George Reavey was born on 1st of May 2007 at Vitebsk (Belorussia). He was the only child of a Russian mother Sofia Turchenko and her Irish […]

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The Potemkin sailor who became an Irish capitalist

14.09.2019

In Dublin everybody knows the Beshoff Bros fish and chip shops. The history of this institution is no less impressive than the fare served there. The restaurant was founded by a subject of the Russian empire, Ivan Beshov, who took part in the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin in 1905. He outlived all the members […]

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