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Photo: Rossotrudnichestvo The presentation of the new Learn Russian in English School training manual took place in London office of Rossotrudnichestvo on January 21, the authority’s website informs. The manual was published as part of the Journey Around the Schools of the World series with assistance from Russkiy Mir...

23.01.2019 Subject: Russian Language

Photo: The Belarusian Popular Front opposition party (BPF) declared 2019 to be the Year of Belarusian language, and urged to limit the use of Russian language in the country, informs. BPF demands to limit Russian TV channels broadcasting in order to “resist the informational attacks” and to “preserve the independence” of the...

14.01.2019 Subject: Russian Language

The first modular school will start its work on teaching Russian language in Syria this spring. This project belongs to the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS). The modules are composed on a turn-key basis and ready to be forwarded to Syria. According to plans, it will be transported by sea on a special tanker, Izvestiya informs. Children will attend their first classes this...

10.01.2019 Subject: Array

Photo: According to the press office of the Department for External Economic and International Relations, working meetings and seminars, devoted to the issues of Russian language studying and preserving it among the compatriots living abroad, were held in 6 countries in 2018. The meetings with the support of the Moscow City Government took place in...

09.01.2019 Subject: Russian Language


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