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Asia-Pacific Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature Meets in Vladivostok

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Asia-Pacific Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature Meets in Vladivostok


30.06.2009

The Far East Branch Office of the Russkiy Mir Foundation hosted a meeting of the executive committee of the Asia-Pacific Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature.  Participants of the meeting included leading specialists of institutes of higher education in the Far East and was chaired by Alexander Zubritsky, who in addition to heading the organization is also the representative of the Russkiy Mir Foundation for the Far East.

The instructors reviewed the results of the previous academic year.  The organization took part in numerous events, including the conferences “Russia – East – West: Problems of Multicultural Communication” and “Russian Studies and Diasporas in North Pacific”. 

The Asia-Pacific Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature was one of the organizers of the festivals and roundtables dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Gogol’s birth.

During the meeting of the executive committee the idea was put forward to name Birgitta Ingemanson, associate professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Washington State University, an honorary citizen of Vladivostok.  She has undertaken an enormous effort to preserve Vladivostok’s cultural heritage, writing numerous essays and articles on the city’s past and present, helping create a full picture of the city in English-language literature.  She also plays an active role in the academic, public and cultural life of the city.

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