Day: 14 September 2019

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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The Latvian who taught Dublin how to smoke a pipe

14.09.2019

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. It all began with the brothers Friederich and Heinrich Kapp, who emigrated from Nuremberg (Germany) to Ireland. In 1885 in Dublin the brothers opened […]

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The Irish man who taught the Russians music

14.09.2019

The remarkable Irish composer John Field was an excellent piano player and teacher. He gave the world an entirely new musical form, the nocturne, and for this reason his friends called him “The father of the nocturne”. This Irishman devoted most of his life to Russia. John Field was born in 1782 in Dublin. He […]

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Irishman, Peter Edmund Lacy

14.09.2019

Nowadays the Irishman, Peter Edmund Lacy, born in Limerick, is considered one of Russia’s greatest generals. Political turbulence characterized the second half of 17th century in Irish history. The wars that started in the 1640s in Ulster had devastated the country. At the end of the century, after a long series of defeats, twenty thousand […]

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