What is the 9th of May for Russia? It’s the Day of memory, the Day of deathless fame, the Day of so long-awaited victory. This year the 9th of May was really special. Such a date – the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II ) !
Lake Baikal… We know everything about it but at the same time we know nothing. The most mysterious and little-explored lake in the world. Some representatives of Baikal fauna are unique and unknown for the modern science and we are unlikely sometimes to get the opportunity to investigate it in full measure.
What are the depths of Baikal fraught with? Is there any life in this very bottom which the sunlight will never reach? There are only questions with no answers…
I would like to invite you to the wonderful world of ISLU or Irkutsk State Linguistic University.By Russian shortening many people call it kindly just InYaz.
ISLU is one of the four linguistic universities in Russia and a unique higher educational institution on the territory from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean. ISLU has high academic standards and a lot of corporate traditions which have been formed for 57 years of its existence.
InYaz is not just a university; it is our life, bright and interesting life.
When you get here you fall in love with its homelike atmosphere. The university has the spirit of languages. Things are humming here.
The student of ISLU is easy to distinguish. Besides speaking English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Pole, Portuguese and other languages, he/she is smiling, open, resourceful and friendly. And it’s easy to explain: we are taught not only languages but communication itself. The overall enrollment in the University’s 8 faculties is more than 3,500 students.
Today I want to tell you about the best place, where people can get spiritual food in our city. So I’m talking about our Irkutsk Academic Drama Theatre
named N.P. Okhlopkov. The thought about its creation arised in society
of Irkutsk on the boundary of XVIII-XIX centuries. The theatre became
into professional in 1850, when the wandering troupe of actors stayed
in Irkutsk for the permanent work.
This year the beginning of winter was strange and too unusual. It just didn’t begin.
As you know the winter in Eastern Siberia occupies almost 4 months.
And people here got used to feel the winter and its cold wind and snow
in November. Every year they wear worm clothes at this month, see
around snow. And they call it – the beginning of winter.
But this year the beginning of winter was strange and too unusual. It just didn’t begin.