The Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) was established in April 2011 in Ljubljana. So far, Russia has established 72 scientific and cultural centres in 62 countries to support international cooperation between Russia and foreign countries and encourage cooperation with the Russians living abroad. Since 2008 the network has been managed by the Rossotrudnichestvo, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation.
The centre organises exhibitions and film screenings, provides courses and scholarships, and also maintains a library with a reading room.
The Russian Center of Science and Culture was opened with the exhibition Sky is black, Earth is blue, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first flight into space, prepared by Miha Turšič and Dragan Živadinov from the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT).
The exhibition Sky is black, Earth is blue, dedicated to Yuri Gagarin, prepared by the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) team at the opening Russian Scientific and Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, 2011
In cooperation with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Slovenia the exhibition In the Mirrors of Time. Peoples of Russia through the Eyes of Photographers at the Turn of the 19th–20th Centuries from the collection of the St Petersburg Kunstkamera was featured in May 2011.
A small permanent exhibit presents the work and life of Davorin Martin Matvejevič Hostnik (1853–1929), Slovene translator and philologist who lived and worked as teacher in Russia since 1880 and tried to popularise Russian language among Slovenes. Next to some literary translations he published the Slovenian-Russian and Russian-Slovenian dictionaries and a short grammar book of Russian language.
The work and life of Davorin Martin Matvejevič Hostnik (1853-1929), Slovenian translator, philologist and pedagogue, the author of Slovenian-Russian dictionaries and grammar books, presented permanently at the Russian Scientific and Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, 2011
Courses and scholarships
The Russian Center of Science and Culture organises Russian language courses and lectures on Russian culture and society. Music and visual arts lessons are given by Russian artists on the premises of the centre and screenings of Russian films take place in the film club.
A reading room at the Russian Scientific and Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, 2011
The centre provides also information about bilateral research and scientific cooperation. Occasionally, the centre publishes an open call for scholarships for study and research stay at the universities and academies in the Russian federation.