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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The opening ceremony of the 6th International festival for Russian language in Kamchia
The opening ceremony of the 6th International festival for Russian language students under the slogan “Our Union is Truly Special!” took place in Kamchia on September, 12.
The festival is conducted in health resort complex Kamchia in Bulgaria from 11 to 16th of September. Russkiy Mir Foundation, Bulgaria Sustainable Development with Bulgarian Educational Ministry support organize the event.
300 Russian-language students have arrived from 26 universities from all over the world – Bulgaria, Hungary, Georgia, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Russia. Students from China and Turkey participate for the first time.
During the solemn ceremony students vowed to actively participate in contests, strengthen teams' friendship, and talk only in Russian language.
Bulgaria Sustainable Development foundation president Stanka Shopova told participants that "everything will help to realize these promises - our nature, and excellent terms for your leisure, sports, and cultural activities."
Congratulations from important Bulgarian and Russian politicians and public figures were read to the participants, after which a grand concert took place.
Executive director of Russkiy Mir Vladimir Kochi has advised that the winner team will receive the award - the beautiful tour in Russia from Moscow to Baikal.
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.