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Russian language courses for Syrian refugees started in Kabardino-Balkaria
Citizens of Syria who moved to Kabardino-Balkaria because of military actions in their country are attending special courses to master Russian language. According to Deputy Minister for Interaction with the Institutions of Civil Society and National Affairs of the Republic Dzhambulat Gergokov, mastering the basics of Russian language will help Syrians integrate into Russian society and adapt to the country, RuNews24 quotes.
According to official information, over a thousand citizens of Syria live in Kabardino-Balkaria. 834 of them have residence permits, and 470 received temporary residence permits. About 95% of Syrians who found themselves in Kabardino-Balkaria speak Kabardian, while only about a quarter of those who arrive speak Russian. Training is held under the Russian as a Foreign Language Based on Knowledge of Kabardian Language program.
Russian has become one of the most popular languages to learn in Syria in recent years. Schools with Russian language classes, branches in universities and Russian-speaking centers are being opened in the country with the support of Russia.
Russkiy Mir reported in January 2019 that the first modular school with Russian language classes would be opened in Syria in spring. The building will be brought from Russia as a construction kit and will be assembled on the spot. A similar technology is involved in the development of Russian project of modular medical stations that will appear in Syria.