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The President of Iceland told about future flourishing relationships with Russia

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The President of Iceland told about future flourishing relationships with Russia



According to RIA Novosti, the President of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson is getting back to learning Russian. The day before, he used several Russian phrases during his speech on the Arctic Forum.

Following his words, he used to learn history in his youth. He showed a lot of interest towards Russian and Soviet history. That’s why he apparently started learning Russian. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, he studied Russian only for one year.

Nevertheless, the President of Iceland has an opportunity to practice the language with his new Russian friends. Owing to this, he retained some knowledge.

But when in the future he has enough time, Johannesson would definitely continue learning the language. "I love the language, the culture and the rich history," claimed the Iceland President.

The head of the country is also convinced that despite the sanctions against Russia, Reykjavik definitely has an opportunity to maintain the relationship with Moscow. According to him, existing limitations have made only the the trade more complicated, whilst in other spheres the partnership is flourishing.

Iceland shows a huge experience in the sphere of the ocean resources and fishing. Therefore, the Icelandic authorities suppose that the country could contribute a lot to it. The President summed up that Iceland sees a lot of positive aspects of the partnership.

Note, the Russkiy Mir Foundation has opened the Russkiy Mir Cabinet in Iceland in October 2018. It is based on the library of the Russian Cultural Centre that was created during the St. Nicholas Parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Reykjavik. The Russian Library under the St. Nicholas Parish of the Reykjavik was opened in 2012. Nowadays, it is an only public Russian library in Iceland.

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