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7th All-Turkish Russian Language Olympiad ended in Ankara

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7th All-Turkish Russian Language Olympiad ended in Ankara


On June 11, 2023, the final ceremony of the 7th All-Turkish Russian Language Olympiad for schoolchildren studying Russian as a foreign language and children of compatriots was held in Ankara. The competition was dedicated to the work of Eduard Uspensky.

The event was organized by the Ankara Association of Russian Studies Teachers and Translators with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Akkuyu Nuclear JSC, ROST Russian-Turkish Trade House with the assistance of the Russian Embassy in Turkey, the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo, the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots of Turkey.

Welcoming the guests and participants of the Olympiad, Russian Ambassador Alexei Yerkhov stressed the importance of this educational campaign aimed at spreading the Russian language as an integral part of world culture, strengthening its position in Turkey, and supporting national Russian studies. Yerkhov also noted that the date of the final ceremony coincided with the date of the celebration of the Day of Russia and the Day of Russian Language, which is very significant for such a project.

About 100 finalists, who showed the best result among more than 3,000 participants, came to Ankara from different cities of Turkey to receive the awards at the Russian ambassy. 

The event ended with a literary and musical program. The young participants danced, recited poems by Eduard Uspensky and sang songs in Russian.

Karina Duzcimen, Ankara

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