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I am delighted to introduce this exciting volume edited by Sergey Tarutin and produced under the banner of Nasha Gazeta.
There are many valuable links between Ireland and Russia. Considering the great physical distance between us, the level of trade and investment in both directions is remarkable – a microcosm of what is happening at a wider European level. Ireland and Russia are developing political relations through bilateral meetings, at the OSCE, at the UN, and of course through the European Union’s dialogue with Russia. Our current European Union Presidency coincides with Russia’s chairmanship of the G20.
Limerick is the home to the headquarters of the Russian company NT-MDT which manufactures devices for study of objects on the nanoscale, which are the size of a molecule. This company is managed by Denis Stoiakine, who has lived in Ireland for 14 years now and his company is one of the largest representatives of Russian business in Ireland. He received his Bachelor's degree in business at the University of Limerick and, when he was hired the company NT-MDT he successfully worked as an insurance agent.
This book tells the story of the Russian-speaking community of Ireland, as well as the links, historical and current, between Ireland and Russia, which have recently developed rapidly and have the potential to become even stronger in the future.
The story of the life of a single man, is almost greater than the story of an entire nation. These words can rightfully be applied to Vladimir Sergeyvich Pecherin, a Russian philologist, and in later life, a fervent Irish pastor. This historical character, who, it is said, served as the prototype for Pechorin in Lermontov’s “A Hero of our Time”, ended his life in Dublin.
Nowadays the Irishman, Peter Edmund Lacy, born in Limerick, is considered one of Russia’s greatest generals.
The pipe smoked by Sherlock Holmes was carved in the factory of the immigrant Karl Peterson. Products under the Peterson brand are still highly valued by all lovers of the pipe.
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 of the crew on the ship and bequeathed to Dublin not only his superb “fish ‘n chips” but, more importantly, an amazing story.
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.
"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
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 represents the Russian embassy, meeting VIPs from Russia at Shannon airport, and officials from Ireland returning from Moscow.
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.
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...
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 in Moscow in 1999, presidential elections and many more news affairs. in his weekly Moscow Letter made Irish readers aware of general life in Russia. He is now retired.
Irishman Luke O'Callaghan intends to bring the Kazakh team a new level.
At the moment the Irish diaspora in Moscow consists of about 500 people.
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 the West.
“Irish people are hungry for business yet keen to maintain traditional values. The most important thing for the young generation is to maintain these values.”