Russkiy Mir Students Program Concludes in Moscow
On Friday, September 17, the conclusion of the "Russkiy Mir Student - 2010" program was celebrated in Moscow. Thanks to this program organized and financed by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, dozens of foreign students received the opportunity to complete an internship at the Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language. Fifty students from 22 countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin American took part in the internship program. Over the course of two and a half weeks these future teachers of Russian language as a foreign language took lessons from the leading Russian specialists in this field. In addition to the students and representatives of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, participants of the official closing ceremony included diplomats from various embassies of the participants' countries.
"Of course, such internships are necessary," said Doloonjin Idevkhten, Mongolian Ambassador to Russia. "People live in order to communicate. To know not only your own language but also the language of other peoples is a valuable quality for a person who seeks to do this and for a people that seeks to do this."
At the closing ceremony the participants of the internship program read poems, sung songs and said warm words about their teachers and the organizers of the project. For many of those who completed the internship this was not only an opportunity to improve their Russian language skills but also to see for the first time the country whose language they study.
"This internship was very useful and interesting," said student Frank Martinez Cabrera of Cuba. "I had the opportunity not only to interact with other students from various countries that are studying Russian but also to get to know Russia. And I hope that in the future I will have the opportunity to continue my studies in Russia."