Select language:

More people willing to learn Russian in Syria

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / More people willing to learn Russian in Syria

More people willing to learn Russian in Syria


Photo credit:

The number of those who want to learn Russian is increasing among residents of Syria, teachers at local educational institutions say, according to RIA Novosti. Russian language is taught at the leading Syrian universities located in Damascus, Aleppo, and Latakia. Somewhere the study of Russian language is part of the obligatory program, somewhere the electives work. At the University of Aleppo, a little more than sixty hours were allocated for the initial Russian language course. And at the University of the Syrian capital, the first professional translators have already received diplomas.

Some students of Russian language courses are engaged in it, since they cannot do without it in their professional activities - many bilateral projects are developing in Syria with the participation of Russia in various directions. Others just want to get to know Russian culture better.

Note, university students in Syrian Homs and Latakia will also study Russian. The faculties of Russian language will also open at the universities of Tishrin and Baas.

Syrian universities have concluded about 40 cooperation agreements with Russian universities. The partnership between higher educational institutions of the two countries will facilitate the opening of faculties, and schoolchildren studying Russian language will be able to continue their education. Their number has now exceeded eighteen and a half thousand.

Russian language faculty works at the University of Damascus, and it is very difficult to enter, because the competition is growing every year.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject


Meet BRICS Art is an international project that brings together artists from Russia, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. Their virtual exhibition was opened in January. In addition, the project participants will hold online discussions. For example, they will discuss how artists can participate in the design of the cities of the future for the BRICS countries. Anna Kurumchina, director of the Agency for Cultural and Science Diplomacy (Yekaterinburg) and the organizer of the exhibition, shared the details of the international project.
Since the beginning of the unrest in Kazakhstan, some media and Telegram channels have speculated about the threat to Russians living in the Republic. Allegedly, the introduction of CSTO forces would put them in danger due to the rise of Kazakh nationalism. Izvestia talked to Russians living in the country to find out how the January events had affected their relations with Kazakhs. Interviewees claimed that the introduction of CSTO peacekeepers had no effect on interethnic dialogue because the Russians living in the Republic were not associated with Russia - they were locals. However, according to Izvestia's interlocutors, there is still intolerance at the mundane level.