By Anton Troianovski and Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, December 28 at 8:00 AM; original article contains additional illustrations and a video; some of the below photos are missing elements in the original photos in the article; please consult the original article; see also (1)
Nina Loguntsova, 17, at her Moscow school this month. (Mary Gelman/For The Washington Post)
December 28 at 8:00 AM arrives at school early to stand at soldier-style attention, and she leaves late after extra classes that have included cryptography. Three different military uniforms hang in her closet.The 17-year-old student is part of an expanding military-education program at Moscow’s public schools that aims to inculcate respect for security services and boost the math and computer knowledge of potential recruits.
New details uncovered by The Washington Post also show that a GRU unit has been at the forefront of Russia’s psychological-warfare efforts, including an attempt to influence Ukraine policy in..
Europe Day 2018: Andrew Murray, expert in cultural relations and diplomacy, feels that the Brexit is only one of many issues facing the EU’s cultural climate.By Bambi Bogert
During Europe Day 2018, Programme Brexit sparked a heated debate. What other issues are we facing around Brexit? Andrew Murray, key note speaker at Europe Day, answers questions.
Do you think Brexit will impact the cultural sector?
Well, in all honesty it’s a bit beyond Brexit. It’s clear that Brexit, the rise of national populism and Trump will all affect European cultural diplomacy and cultural relations. The ironic fact is that a great deal of the new European approach to cultural diplomacy has come from the UK – via the British Council. And now the UK is set to leave, just as we’re about to implement this.What exactly is this new European Approach?
Instead of traditional cultural diplomacy, it’s based on what is called a ‘cultural relations approach’. This is much more about listening and under..
Higher education is increasingly international in nature. Erasmus+ recognises this in its strong international dimension, which promotes mobility and cooperation between universities in EU Member States and those outside the EU.
What is it?
Higher education is increasingly international in nature. Erasmus+ recognises this in its strong international dimension, which promotes mobility and cooperation between universities in EU Member States and those outside the EU.How is it being done?International cooperation has benefits at home and abroad. In Europe it contributes toEnhancing the overall quality of European education by facilitating peer learning, cooperation and comparison with other education providers worldwide;Boosting innovation and job creation in Europe by attracting internationally mobile students and skilled migrants;Broadening horizons, increasing employability and preparing students to become global citizens;Influencing and engaging new audiences i..
The use of online tools together with traditional diplomatic approaches is how Saint Kitts and Nevis can ensure representation in multilateral diplomacy in Geneva and globally, Dr Jovan Kurbalija said during an e-diplomacy workshop for diplomats of the Caribbean small island state. The screenshot shows the virtual platform used to deliver the workshop, with theRead more
By now you may have realised that people of Christian Orthodox faith celebrate Easter on a different day to the official Easter holiday in Australia. Orthodox Easter Sunday, also called Pascha, will fall on April the 8th 2018. You might be wondering why this is so; well up until the year 1582, early Christians (bothRead more