There's Always a Need for People Who Read 19.09.2017The question, “What are you, illiterate?” has long been regarded as ironic. Indeed, some may be more capable than others, but everyone in Russia can read and write, so no one would ever think of patting themselves on the back for it. International Literacy Day is celebrated right between Knowledge Day (1 September) and World Teachers’ Day (5 October). Perhaps this is why this holiday isn’t very widely celebrated in Russia.
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Minister for Bulgaria’s presidency of EU Council attends Russian Center
Minister for Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018 Lilyana Pavlova was welcomed in Russian Center of Varna Free University. She got her master’s and post graduate’s degrees at this university. Pro-rector for Scientific Research of Varna Free University professor, Doctor Pavel Pavlov and Dean of International economics and administration department, Associate professor and Doctor of sciences Eleonora Tankova demonstrated scientific and research materials of the university for bachelor’s degree, master’s degree students as well as postgraduate’s degree students and main advantages of these programmes. The keen interest was evoked by programmes in Russian and English.
During her official visit to Varna Free University, the minister attended the Russian Center, where she got to know about Center’s activities, qualified academic and scientific initiatives organized and conducted with support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The most important initiatives are the International Qualification School for Young Russian Philologists, Russkiy Mir Professor programme, language and scientific training programmes in Russia, master-classes of leading Russian scientists.
Pavlova highly evaluated the educational environment of the Russian Center, access of students and teachers to various library services and informational resources offered in the center as well as rich library stock.
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Multiplying By Zero 17.09.2017The new law “On Education” passed by the Ukrainian parliament essentially forbids citizens from receiving an education in any language other than Ukrainian. Beginning on 1 September 2018, students will only be able to study in Russian or the languages of other national minorities before the fifth grade. And beginning in 2020, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, and other languages will be removed from the lower grades as well. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov, reflects on how this trend meshes with Ukraine’s attempt to become a full-fledged European country.