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The annual cycle of seminars on Russian language and modern life in Russian society began in London April 5, under the auspices of the Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS). The SCRSS Russian Seminar 2010 is a two-day intensive program of lectures in Russian on contemporary Russian society, culture and linguistics, given by two lecturers from St Petersburg State University, Russia. Dr Vadim Golubev, Head of the English Department, Faculty of Journalism, St Petersburg University. ...

05.04.2010 Subject: Science

March 6-7 a group of high school students from Finland traveled to Russia in the frame of the program “A Trip to Russia” funded by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. High school students from the Finnish city Lappeenranta, who are currently attending an intensive two-week Russian language course at the Center for International Education of Lomonosov State University, visited an ancient Russian city of Tver. As part of the trip, the Finnish students took part in a two-day educational program prepared by students and the...

10.03.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

A closing stage of the National Russian Language Competition will take place at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Prague on March 26. To take part in this annual competition Czech school students are first to win a school language competition and then a local one. The competition was founded ten years ago, and has gained popularity among Russian language students. Each year the initiative attracts between 20-30 students, who are divided in two groups – those, who have...

04.03.2010 Subject: Science

This February is marking the start of new project in Germany aimed at promotion of the Russian language among the local population. As part of the initiative a special bus named RussoMobile is now running across Berlin and Brandenburg with the aim to boost a percentage of students learning the Russian language (at present this figure is below 1%). RussoMobile carries a group of Russian language specialists, who visit schools, and attend various festivals of foreign languages in order to tell about Russia, its...

24.02.2010 Subject: Science

February 10 marked the opening of the Days of Russian Language, Literature and Culture at the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC)  of New Delhi. The event was organized by the Russian Language Institute of the Organizers of the RCSC under the support of the Russian Embassy. On the first day various competitions conducted in the frame of the event attracted over 300 school students of New Delhi, who were treated with traditional Russian bread-and-salt, pancakes and...

11.02.2010 Subject: Science

The First National Russian Language Competition entitled Moscow Guide has kicked off in Poland, as a result of joint efforts of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the state Polish Scientific Publishing House Wydawnictwo Szkolne PWN and Warszawa University. The project is intended to motivate Polish school students to reading Russian books, using Russia-related reference books and encyclopedias and to studying the Russian language. It is also aimed at strengthening the relations between Poland and Russia and to boost awareness about history and culture of the two...

05.02.2010
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

The Federal Cup – 2009 project called "Learn Russian through Play", designed to increase interest in the Russian language among the youth of Germany, was carried out under a grant program of the Ruskiy Mir Foundation. In 2009, the contest attracted 4300 students – for half of these pupils this was their first time studying the Russian language. The contest was carried out in several stages. The...

29.01.2010
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

According to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Russian authorities continue to negotiate the acknowledgement of Russian university diplomas with other countries, reports RIA Novosti. "Often the question of diploma acknowledgment has more to do with inter-governmental procedures rather than quality, level and degree of specialist training. Usually, the acknowledgment is reciprocal," Putin said, answering questions posed by former students of the Chuvash State University on January 25. "We have already signed...

26.01.2010 Subject: Science

On December 21-22, the first Russo-Korean Scientific and Practical Conference of Literary Translators between the Korean and Russian languages was held. The meeting of literary critics and translators from Russia and the Republic of Korea was organized by the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University and was supported by the Ruskiy Mir Foundation and the Korea Literature Translation Institute. "The main objective of the conference is not to summarize the results, but rather to open discussions about the problems that exist today in translations...

21.12.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

On October 30-31, in Nizhniy Novgorod, the "Praktika" Russian Center with the support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation hosted a conference for the creators of television and radio programs on the Russian language called "We Speak Russian". In attendance were more than 20 representatives of regional television and radio stations. This was a practical conference with master workshops being conducted by well-known Russian television and radio hosts. The "Praktika" Center employee and coordinator of the project, Vera...

31.10.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

On October 12 in Beijing, in the Year of the Russian Language, the first International Olympiad of the "Proper Russian Language" was held. It was timed to coincide with the final days of this significant event in China. The author and developer of this project is the Lomonosovskaya School, which received a grant to hold the Olympiad of the "Proper Russian Language" from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The competition was attended by 88 Chinese students in the 2nd to 4th years, studying Russian as a foreign language, at the seven...

30.10.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

The International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL) will hold a conference seminar in Milan on issues related to teaching Russian as a foreign language. The conference is being supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Particular attention will be paid to the testing system that is widespread both in Russia and abroad. Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science has approved the requirements for public testing of Russian as a foreign language, which determines the level of Russian language...

24.04.2009
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

The forum organized jointly by EUROLOG-UK association and the Russkiy Mir Foundation gathered over 150 directors and teachers from 32 countries (Europe, the Middle East and the North America). Representatives of several countries, including the U.S. and Egypt failed to attend the event because of visa issues.   The event participants pointed out an absence of generally accepted programs and methods of teaching Russian to Russian pupils living in foreign countries. This prevents schools (located outside the country) from providing efficient...

18.03.2009
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

On March 15 at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Brazzaville, the final of the 19th National Russian Language and Literature Olympiad took place, organized by Rossotrudnichestvo and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and Ending Illiteracy of Congo. This year’s Olympiad motto was “2009 - the Year of Youth in Russia”. In terms of numbers it was one of the biggest in recent years; it was televised on the national Tele-Congo channel. This year...

15.03.2009 Subject: Science

The final match in the 2008 German Championship Cup of “Learn Russian by Playing” was played last weekend in Gelsenkirchen. Apart from the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the sponsors of the game included Gazprom-Germany and the Schalke-04 football club. The principal organizers were the German-Russian Forum and the Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature in Germany. This year, organizers had far more work cut out for themselves than ever before. Whereas last year's...

08.12.2008
Rubric: Grant news
Subject: Science

An initiative group of young people in Lithuania began a large international cultural project – in 2009, the First Republican Contest of Literary Reading “Native Speech” will be held in the country. The event will be dedicated to the forthcoming 200th anniversary of Nikolay Gogol’s birthday and 210th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin. The Lithuanians will read Pushkin’s poems and Gogol’s prose in Russian. On the initiative of the International Youth Union, an acting group for the project has...

27.10.2008
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Science

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