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Svetlana Alekseeva One hundred years ago Voronezh opened its own university, consisting of pedagogical stuff that transferred from Tartu. Today VSU is the biggest university accommodating foreign students in Chernozemye region. The Head of the International Collaboration Оleg Belenov rationalizes what makes Voronezh State University attractive for foreigners. Voronezh State University anticipates a special anniversary: the State Committee issued a resolution on education in the new Russian State 100 years ago, on May 18, 1918. In particular, it stated: “Consider it necessary to open university in Voronezh using assets and...

24.04.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Russian higher education becomes more and more popular abroad. The best confirmation is the growing number of foreign students in Russian universities. The guest of 11th Russian Mir Assembly, the President of Association of Foreign Students in Russia Adu Yao Nikez talks about life of foreign students in Russia. – How long has been around the Association of Foreign Students in Russia, what assignments and obligations it has? Our Association was created in 1996 for protecting legitimate rights of foreign students. First of all, we conduct preventive and also cultural and educational events for the...

18.03.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

In recent years, Russia has been becoming a more and more attractive country for those seeking a higher education. In the past academic year alone, the number of foreign student in Russian institutions of higher education rose by almost 10%, and their number has increased 1.5 times since 2010. In their responses, the students themselves tell us about how they liked living and learning in Russia. Students from developing countries come to study in Russia, as do students from developed countries, like Spain, France, Australia, and so forth. During the 2016-2017 academic year alone, the influx of European students to Russian...

28.01.2018
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Anna Genova [Photo: choosetoteach.ru] The idea for the Teacher for Russia program originated with two graduates from Saint Petersburg State University, Alena Makovich and Elena Yarmanova after they came across Teach for All, a major international network of nongovernmental social enterprises. Four years have passed since then, and this year the Russian program celebrated its first graduating class. In this interview, the program’s founders and staff tell Russkiy Mir how to put into practice the postulate, “All children will become the authors of their own lives.” The cofounders of the Teacher for Russia...

17.11.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

Boris Serov The group comprising 24 Syrian school kids came back home from the International Children's camp Artek in the middle of September. To deserve this voyage all these kids have won Russian language Olympiad conducted by Syrian government. In Crimea kids have spent almost three weeks: it was the first but most likely not the last acquaintance with Russia. Syrian language was implemented in the Syrian school program in 2014/15 educational year as a second foreign language (they had to choose between French and Russian). Nowadays Russian language is studied by eleven...

05.10.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Education

Marina Bogdanova The question, “What are you, illiterate?” has long been regarded as ironic. Indeed, some may be more capable than others, but everyone in Russia can read and write, so no one would ever think of patting themselves on the back for it. International Literacy Day is celebrated right between Knowledge Day (1 September) and World Teachers’ Day (5 October). Perhaps this is why this holiday isn’t very widely celebrated in Russia. On 1 September all the children in Russia head off for their school desks. We have a holiday for Slavic writing, Russian Language Day (celebrated on Pushkin’s...

19.09.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Education

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