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April - 2024

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On May 22-24, Pushkin Institute will be the venue of the major event- the Fourth Kostomarovsky Forum – the main event in the world of the Russian language. It was established in the memory of the founder, first rector and president of the institute – academician Vitaly Grigorievich Kostomarov (1930–2020).

The main topic of the event is “The language and the style of a media text,” which is explained by the particular relevance of studying media in the context of digitalization and the huge contribution made by V.G. Kostomarov in the formation of media text theory.

A special attention is given to the creativity of A.S. Pushkin, whose 225th birthday is celebrated this year.

The program includes more than 30 events: panel discussions, round tables, seminars, presentation sessions, quizzes, master classes, creative meetings with writers, presentations of new projects and modern research of our university.

During the forum, traditional “Cyril and Methodius Readings” will be held here. Both experienced specialists and their young colleagues will give a speech.

Check-in is available on the link: https://clck.ru/3AJ8Vd

We are waiting for you at the great Kostomarovsky Forum!

26.04.2024 

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On April 9, our university was visited by a delegation from China led by Yang Zhou, the Director of University Administration Committee of Guangdong Ocean University, a leading university in the field of oceanology, marine economics and fishing.

Chinese colleagues were hosted by the Vice-Rector for International Affairs Natalia Grendo, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov and the Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina Atrashkevich.

Natalia Gennadievna gave the guests a tour around the Institute, so the delegates could see its usual environment and even visit a couple of Chinese students’ classes! The delegation had a warm conversation with compatriots studying Russian as a foreign language.

Then the guests met with the rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya. During a business conversation, Natalia Sergeevna spoke about the possibilities of teaching Russian as a foreign language at the Pushkin Institute, including the Summer School, and reminisced about her recent trip to China (Beijing and Harbin), which was her first time there.

“It is a great honor for us to host you at Pushkin Institute! Guangdong University solves the most important scientific problems of the state and the world in general, and we are very glad to contribute to your work. Cooperation with the People’s Republic of China is now rapidly developing: 2024-2025 have been declared cross-years in the cultural sphere of Russia and China. Our institute currently has over 500 Chinese students who are incredibly hardworking and dedicated. We are very happy that they come not only to learn Russian, but also to make a scientific career. Thus, we are building very close ties with both humanitarian and technical universities in China,” noted Natalia Sergeevna.

Signing the cooperation agreement between two universities became the highest note of the meeting.

Thank you for your visit and we are looking forward to the fruitful cooperation!

12.04.2024

The topic of the upcoming meeting is “The Art of excellent traveling”.

During the interactive session, participants will discuss the following questions:

Why do people travel

– The most famous museums of the capital of Russia – Moscow

– Where to go and what to see in Russia

– How to prepare for your trip

– Traditions and experience of Russian travelers – what may be useful today

April 11 at 5:00PM

Classroom 316

We are waiting for you!

10.04.2024

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On April 8, Pushkin Institute was visited by a delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea led by the Minister of Education Kim Sung Du.

The Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs Natalia Grendo, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov and the Director of the Department of Scientific Activities Elena Yurina.

Natalia Sergeevna gave a detailed tour of the institute for our Korean friends. The delegation attended a lecture by Ivan Leonov, the deputy dean of the Philological Faculty, as well as a Russian language lesson for foreigners. North Korean Minister of Education Kim Sung Du left a note «Korea-Russia» in Russian on the blackboard.

Negotiations took place in the Academic Council hall afterwards. The rector of our institute and the Minister of Education of North Korea discussed further plans for cooperation in the field of education and teaching Russian as a foreign language.

“It is a great honor for us to host you here, at Pushkin Institute! I am very glad that I was able to introduce you to the way our university lives in its regular working environment. As an acting teacher, I know how important continuous professional development is, and I support the idea of joint teacher internships and the exchange of scientific knowledge. I am sure that we will be able to share our experience in teaching the Russian language and literature with a combination of full-time and distance learning, using various effective methods,” noted Natalia Sergeevna.

The parties expressed hope for the extension of the cooperation agreement between Pushkin Institute and The Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies, the creation of a Russian Center the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the establishment of a joint organization for studying the Russian language in the Republic, mutual internships for Russian and Korean teachers, and joint publication of textbooks and dictionaries.

Thank you for your visit and we are looking forward to fruitful cooperation!

09.04.2024

March - 2024

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Maslenitsa was celebrated on March 17 at The Hanoi branch of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute (HBPSRLI).

Teachers of the “Russian Teacher Abroad” project and Russian students studying Vietnamese in Hanoi were involved in arranging the holiday.

The event was attended by more than 200 people from 10 educational institutions in Hanoi and other cities – Vietnamese schoolchildren, students, Russian language teachers, graduates of Russian universities, guests from embassies, as well as fans of Russian culture of all ages.

“We have been arranging Maslenitsa for several years now. The traditional holiday brings joy and fun to everyone. And we are happy that the number of participants is increasing every year,” said Nguyen Thi Thu Dat, the director of the Hanoi branch.

Elena Bezdetko, the wife of the Russian Ambassador to Vietnam, shared her emotions: “I have warmest feelings about today’s holiday! Workshops on creating spring dolls and outdoor games were held. And the brightest moment is the traditional burning of the Maslenitsa straw doll, which symbolizes the passing of winter.”

Participants got acquainted with the features of each day of Maslenitsa week, tested their knowledge in a festive quiz and decorated the “Wish Tree” with great pleasure. Sports competitions and fun games were held in the open area of ​​the HBPSRLI.

The culmination of the holiday was eating pancakes – at first the participants learned to fry them, and then they enjoyed the meal.

Dinh Cong Li, 1st year student at Le Quy Don Vietnam State Technical University: “It was a lot of fun, everyone really enjoyed the games, competitions, and dancing. I hope that next year I will celebrate Maslenitsa in Russia since I plan to study there.”

We are thankful for efforts of those who arranged the event and participants of the holiday!

21.03.2024

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Pushkin Institute students came back to Moscow after participating in the World Youth Festival in Sochi and shared their experience.

Maxim Kuharuk, 2nd year student of the Philological Faculty: “The festival was an incredible occasion for me! During the event, the buildings of Sirius University, the most modern educational institution in Russia, turned into a meeting place for young people from all over the world. There was an exhibition of works by participants in the Tavrida Art project, stands from all regions of the country and large industrial and scientific companies. I attended many educational events and creative meetings with famous people, attended workshops on artificial intelligence, financial technology, and visited the “Russia in Miniature” exhibition”.

Durjoy Md, student of the preparatory faculty: “What I remember most is running the World Youth City. Each delegation nominated its best representative in the field of ecology, science, education, sports, art, charity, tourism, IT, social activities and entrepreneurship. In total, about 3,000 applications were submitted from 180 countries, but only the best 50 became participants. Team building games and trainings were conducted on the topic “From public conversation to preparing an election campaign program.” I was selected by a delegation from Bangladesh to participate in the city’s youth governance program. It was a very meaningful experience for me.”

Zhou Fanqi, student of the Faculty of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language: “I participated in the Peace Youth March with other representatives from China. We marched with the flag of our country and showed traditional Chinese culture to the festival participants, and then sang and danced together in the center of the Youth City.”

All participants of the World Youth Festival expressed their gratitude to Pushkin Institute for the opportunity to attend such a large-scale event!

14.03.2024

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On March 13, our university celebrated the long-awaited national holiday – students participated in traditional festivities and tried everyone’s favorite treats.

The guests were greeted by the hosts and buffoons. Students took part in an adventurer game, where they got acquainted with the traditions and culture of the holiday (throwing valenki, tug-of-war, asphalt hockey), and had tea with pancakes.

The holiday ended with the arrival of Maslenitsa and a large round dance.

14.03.2024

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On March 11, a delegation from the University of Nigeria visited our Institute led by the head of the UniversityVice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Arizechukwu Igwe.

The guests went on a tour around the Institute, and then participated in negotiations in the Academic Council hall. Pushkin Institute was represented by its Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Pushkin Institute Natalia Grendo, Director of the Department of International Cooperation of Pushkin Institute Yuri Kopylov, Head of the Office of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility of Pushkin Institute Elena Sivryuk and interpreter Darya Velts.

“Welcome back to our institute! We are very glad that you have the opportunity to get to know Russia and Moscow not only in the warm season, but also in this frosty weather, although it is already spring on the calendar. We hope you are comfortable and not too cold. Our first meeting was more informational, but over the past period we were able to discuss our partnership, and thanks to this, today we will already discuss the details,” said Natalia Sergeevna.

In his response, Charles Arizechukwu Igwe expressed his gratitude to the rector for the invitation and announced an action plan for joint promoting the Russian language in Nigeria – in particular, advanced retraining of the staff and arranging internships for graduate students. The professor shared current problems (for example, the shortage of teachers and philologists) and suggested some options for solving them.

Natalia Sergeevna agreed with the vice-chancellor’s opinion about the Russian language: “It is not only a part of Russian philology, but also the language of science and business. Both future teachers and those who intend to work in a technical specialty study Russian. This is very much alike to our perception of ​​the importance of mastering the Russian language as a criterion for a person’s success in the modern world. We work at different, but equally significant levels in popularizing the Russian language: this includes educational activities, an enlightening programs, and advanced training for teachers. We are ready to offer a wide range of programs with an emphasis on what is most important to you – an internship at Pushkin Institute or sending our teachers to your university. It is worth noting that we are working in both directions and the results are extremely effective.”

Natalia Sergeevna also invited Nigerian teachers of the Russian language to undergo an advanced retraining course under the Summer School program of Pushkin Institute, and offered students studying the Russian language an internship with us or even spend here an entire academic year.

The finale of the meeting was the signing of a cooperation agreement between Pushkin Institute and the University of Nigeria on teaching the Russian language, testing, advanced professional retraining, training testers, improving educational and methodological, scientific, staff and informational support, as well as the exchange of educational, scientific and innovative technologies.

We hope for a long-term and successful partnership!

14.03.2024

The forum is named after Vitaly Grigorievich Kostomarov (1930–2020) – the founder, the first rector and the president of Pushkin Institute.

Academician Kostomarov made a great contribution to the development of the language policy of our country. He was an outstanding linguist, one of the founders of scientific trends that formed the basis for the methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language. V.G. Kostomarov and his colleagues created the subject “Linguistic and Regional Geography”, proving the importance of studying the language alongside with the culture of the country.

Vitaly Grigorievich’s legacy is not only his scientific works, but also hundreds of inspired specialists and thousands of students who still study materials based on his research.

This year the Kostomarovsky Forum will be held from May 22 to 24. Its main topic will be the language and style of the media text.

We will announce the registration start date and key areas of the event very soon – stay tuned for updates!

06.03.2024

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On March 1, a meeting of the “Understanding Russia” project was held at our institute. Foreign students took part in the cultural workshop “Folk Crafts of Russia”.

Participants learned about the traditional symbols of Russian crafts, different styles of folk art, and also found out good options of gifts to bring from Russia to their family and friends.

During a workshop on Gorodetskii painting students were taught how to depict birds, a symbol of family happiness, and also took part in a photoshoot.

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04.03.2024

It’s not so important whether 1 March is sunny or cloudy, snowy or rainy, weekday or weekend, because it is the first day of spring. It is giving people hope for sun and for warmth, for joy and for fun.

The first day of spring is a long-awaited event for people around the world, which has been the time of special significance since ancient times. In many cultures, the onset of this season was associated with the renewal and revival of nature, the beginning of a new cycle of life. We wish students, professors and staff of Pushkin Institute prosperity and inexhaustible energy, great mood and memorable events both within the walls of the university and outside of it! Watch our video and find out about wonderful students who study at Pushkin Institute and what events are taking place in here.

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1.03.2024 

February - 2024

On February 19, a round table dedicated to the International Mother Language Day was held at the Russia Today International Press Center. Activities and projects designed to support the Russian language abroad became the main topic of the event.

Tatyana Shlychkova, the Deputy Director of the Department for Multilateral Humanitarian Cooperation and Cultural Relations, Special Coordinator of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the implementation of the state program on the Russian language, summed up the results of practical work to establish coordination of unified support for the Russian language abroad. She spoke about the development of the necessary tools and activities, in particular, road maps and educational projects, as well as their linking to specific countries.

 The rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya expressed her gratitude for the opportunity for the institute to participate in the formation and implementation of the state program for the Russian language: “We see that the program has become one of the flexible mechanisms of work and funding channels, due to which the effectiveness of activities to promote Russian is greatly enhanced language both within the country and abroad.”

Natalia Sergeevna focused on the basic principles that are implemented in the projects of Pushkin Institute: “Speaking about the motivation for studying, we changed the form of the question – not “why?”, but “what for?”. Since the Russian language is one of the global world languages, its knowledge is a factor in the competitiveness of both individuals and businesses both in the CIS and abroad. As for effective mechanisms, a year ago I would confidently answer that these are internships: the more foreign RFL teachers, schoolchildren, and students come to us, the better the knowledge of the Russian language, the deeper the acquaintance with our country and culture, the more positive it becomes the image of Russia abroad. But at the same time, there is a number of countries in which, for cultural or religious reasons and mentality, it is difficult for teachers to leave their homeland to come to us. Therefore, from 2023, on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and at the request of large corporations (for example, Rosatom), we have put into place the following mechanism: teachers of the Pushkin Institute travel abroad and teach Russian there for a long time. This is extremely effective, which was recently confirmed by the rector of Samarkand State University, who personally expressed a great desire to send our employees to his university. Another effective mechanism for both young people and experienced teachers is bilateral exchange. It is very important when our future teachers of Russian as a foreign language – undergraduates, graduate students of the institute – have the opportunity to intern in foreign countries, gain experience and communicate with students in foreign audiences.”

Vadim Zaichikov, the head of the education and science department of Rossotrudnichestvo, presented the areas of activity: the development of a network of Russian houses in 60 countries around the world, which became the basis for courses of Russian as a foreign and non-native language, competitive selection of foreign students to study in Russia and volunteers for foreign internships, holding events to popularize science, creating high-tech classes and modern textbooks.

Andrey Kibrik, the director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, presented a program for the preservation and revival of the languages of the indigenous peoples of Russia, listed problematic factors that are worth paying attention to (the difference between language and dialect, violation of intergenerational transmission of the native language, globalization) and proposed a number of corrective measures: increasing the prestige of minority languages through the media, creating a unified concept of state language policy.

During the discussion, experts identified priority tasks for supporting and promoting the Russian language abroad and exchanged views on the prospects for higher education in the field of Russian studies.

28.02.2024

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On February 23, our country celebrates one of the most cherished holidays, which stands for strength, honor, duty, love for the Motherland and being ready to stand up for its defense at any time.

On this significant day, we would like to express our gratitude to all the men of Pushkin Institute and wish them great labor success, worthy victories and new achievements.

Preserve all your best qualities – courage, confidence, loyalty to your home. Be healthy, full of strength and energy. May your goals always be ambitious, and may success accompany you in every endeavor!

23.02.2024 

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On the long weekend eve, we remind you of fire safety measures.

It is prohibited:

To use pyrotechnic products everywhere in the institute, open fire (torches, candles), light fireworks and other light effects that can lead to a fire. To place various objects on evacuation routes and near emergency exits and block passages and approaches to fire extinguishing equipment.

– To overcrowd rooms.

– To use electrical wires with damaged insulation, faulty sockets, switches, etc.; to leave electrical cables with uninsulated ends; tie, twist and pull electrical wires; to hang lamps (except for open lamps) on wires; remove glass covers from closed type lamps.

– To use electric heating devices (iron, kettle, stove) in dorm rooms. There are special rooms for this!

– To drink alcohol and use drugs, smoke (including electronic cigarettes).

In case of any emergency situations, immediately report to the Institute’s security post or by phone: + 7 (495) 330-89-65

Also keep in mind emergency phone numbers:

Emergency Situations and Fire Department – 01

Police – 02

Ambulance – 03

Gas emergency service – 04

Emergency telephone number (general) – 112 (you can make a call even with the locked keyboard and with the absence of a SIM card!).

Take care of yourself!

22.02.2024 

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Dear students, professors and staff of Pushkin Institute! From February 19, the canteen is open from 8:00AM to 6:00 PM.

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19.02.2024 

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On February 15, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation held Parliamentary hearings on the topic “On ways to implement the Concept of the Russian Federation’s Presidency in the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2024”, arranged by the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots.

The Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov greeted the participants with a welcoming speech. More than 20 speakers took part in the parliamentary hearings, including the CIS Secretary General Sergei Lebedev, the head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov, the head of the LDPR party Leonid Slutsky, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Pankin, the Deputy Minister of Culture Andrei Malyshev.

The Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya expressed her gratitude to the organizers for the opportunity to give a speech and presented the main activities of Pushkin Institute – the Basic organization of the CIS member states for teaching the Russian language: “It is the 11th year of Pushkin Institute being represented in the CIS in the status of a Basic organization. In 2014, we arranged a separate Public Council of the Basic Organization: it included Russian philologists, higher education teachers, and experts from the CIS countries. The renewed council had a meeting a year ago – on May 25, at the celebration of the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture: within the framework of the III Kostomarov Forum, a number of recommendations were adopted, which we are trying to voice and popularize via all important platforms. We draw attention to the pragmatic function of language as an effective tool for interethnic communication, cultural diplomacy, competitiveness in the labor market and the preservation of our common historical memory in the Commonwealth space.”

Natalia Sergeevna noted the importance of cooperation in the educational and educational spheres in particular: “In our case, academic exchange is a two-way street: not only do they come to us for an internships, but also our students do internships in the CIS countries. For example, currently there is an intern from Uzbekistan and soon master’s students of Pushkin Institute will go to a university in Tashkent for a whole month.”

The rector of Pushkin Institute emphasized the need to develop programs to support the study of the Russian language, literature, interaction with the professional community, and also drew the attention of the participants to special partnership cooperation projects, especially during the year of the 225th anniversary of A.S. Pushkin: “Our institute has already begun to hold a series of joint events with the Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay, designed for two years: in 2024 they are associated with the anniversary of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, and in 2025 – with the 180th anniversary of the Kazakh writer Abay Kunanbayev».

Recommendations, based on the results of the hearings, will be prepared for executive authorities and interested organizations on the development of cooperation in the CIS.

19.02.2024

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The XIV International Congress of Higher Education “University-2024”, which was held on the Island of Freedom from February 5 to 9. There were various round tables, conferences and bilateral meetings. The event made possible identifying new areas of cooperation in the field of education and strengthening existing ties.

Ekaterina Atrashkevich, the Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation of Pushkin Institute, gave a speech at the XIV International Seminar “Pedagogy of Higher Education” with a report “Russian language as a tool for competitiveness in the labor market.” She also took part in a meeting with Victor Coronelli, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Cuba, and discussed issues of promoting the Russian language in the Republic, the activities of the department of Pushkin Institute at the University of Havana in particular and the development of the television program “Russian on TV”.

In addition, Ekaterina met with the dean and Russian language professors of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Havana and spoke to a Pushkin Institute graduate, Maite, who completed our retraining course this autumn and now came back home to work there.

The signing of agreements with three universities in Cuba was a particularly important moment for Pushkin Institute: The University of Oriente in Santiago de Cuba, The University “Marta Abreu” of Las Villas, Universidad de Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz. The purpose of the agreements is to develop cooperation in the field of education and science, as well as the Russian and Spanish languages. You can find the details about the opening ceremony in this post.

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15.02.2024

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From February 5 to 9, the XIV International Congress of Higher Education “University-2024” was held in the Republic of Cuba. The event brought together more than 2 thousand delegates from all over the world! Pushkin Institute was represented by Ekaterina Atrashkevich, the Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation

The Congress was opened by the Minister of Higher Education of the Republic, Walter Balucha. He emphasized that despite the geographical distances, universities all over the world share strong ties and common interests. The Minister highly appreciated the current state of relations in the field of education and noted that the main goal of the forum is to increase the number of joint projects and involve more specialists and students in them.

The ceremony was also attended by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel. The first person greeted representatives of foreign universities during the opening the educational exhibition at the congress, including Pushkin Institute. At the meeting he recalled his visit to our institute in 2016, and also noted the importance of educational cooperation and the work of the Pushkin Institute department at the University of Havana.

14.02.2024

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On February 8, the creative workshop hosted a festive evening “Chinese New Year in Russia” with a Red & gold dress code.

The Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya wished everyone at the holiday happy New Year: “Yesterday our Vietnamese students celebrated their New Year. I admitted that I envy them very much, because while studying in Russia, they have an opportunity to celebrate the Russian New Year, and the Vietnamese, and the Chinese. But in fact, I envy myself, because only at Pushkin Institute you can celebrate the New Year several times according to the calendars of different countries! Thank you for making this possible for our university. I wish you a happy year, success, fulfillment of all your desires. May Pushkin Institute always be near you, and may you always stay in touch, even after graduating!”

Shreya, the head of the International Club of the Institute and a 2nd year Phd student from India, was a headliner of the event, along with Dmitry Krasyuk, a 4th year bachelor student.

Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese students of Pushkin Institute took part in the celebration. They played many games and participated in competitions, performed songs and dances representing the cultural traditions of their countries, and also tried Chinese national dishes and sweet Russian pie.

The speech of Jia Xiaoguang in Russian was very touching – he is the father of our Chinese student Jia Yanxing. He expressed his gratitude to the institute for the opportunity given to his son to study here and wished everyone good luck in the new year.

The event ended with a disco accompanied by a moving DJ set.

More photos are in our album.

09.02.2024

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On Thursday, February 8, the cafeteria will be open until 2:00PM.

We apologize for the inconvenience! We hope for your understanding!

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05.02.2024 

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We invite all students to the festive evening “Chinese New Year in Russia”

The program includes games, competitions, singing and dancing accompanied by a moving DJ set. Dress code for the evening: Red & gold

February 8 at 5:00PM

Creative workshops space (1st floor)

We are waiting for you!

05.02.2024 

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We invite students, professors and staff of our institute to the holiday!

There are going to be games, concert performances, national treats and many more!

February 7 at 4.30PM

The auditorium (3rd floor)

We are waiting for you!

02.02.2024 

January - 2024

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On January 29, the international expert session “Russia-Asia: Cultural and humanitarian dimension of cooperation” was held at our institute.

The event was opened by Natalia Trukhanovskaya, the Rector of Pushkin Institute.

“I am very glad that the presentation of the company “Pro.Asia” has gathered so many professional colleagues! I am very glad that our institute, the flagship university for the Russian language promotion, is beginning to consider other formats of work, that we are not focusing only on the state segment, but are seriously engaged in social and professional work. I hope that by sharing valuable experience, knowledge and competencies, we will be able to take our common job of spreading the Russian language in the countries of the East to a new level! I would like to draw the attention of my colleagues to the fact that it is worth thinking not only about the content of the mechanisms and tools that are used to achieve the expected result, but also about the form of implementation of the final product in a particular country. These can be new educational programs and projects, media forums, teleconferences, as well as festive events, Olympiads, television projects, programs or lessons. In addition, in 2024, we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the birth of A. S. Pushkin. Pushkin’s name and anniversary date can be used to promote projects in foreign countries. These events are simply doomed to success because of the media image of the “sun of the Russian poetry”! I sincerely wish the organization “Pro.Asia” to have a great start and fruitful years of work! I hope for our further long–term cooperation!”, – said Natalia Sergeevna.

Alevtina Koldunova, Executive Director of ANO “Pro.Asia”, gave a speech in response, expressing gratitude to our institute for the opportunity to present the company and all speakers for presenting their projects: “It is a great honor for us to hold the first meeting at Pushkin Institute! It is very interesting to consider those bridges that strengthen ties between different peoples, to present and discuss what kind of relations Russia has currently formed with the countries of Southeast Asia.” The speaker presented the work of a non–commercial organization which goals are educational activities to spread information about the countries of the declared region, the formation of a positive image of Russia and strengthening intercultural relations with the countries of the East.

Yuri Kopylov, the Head of the Department of International Cooperation at Pushkin Institute, moderated the session. In his speech, Yuri Viktorovich presented the main visions of Pushkin Institute on the study of the Russian language abroad, the results of scientific research and practical work, a list of countries showing the greatest interest in studying the Russian language, possible promising areas for further international activities.

After that the speakers discussed the prospects for expanding the sphere of the Russian language using in the countries of Southeast Asia and reviewed in detail the information on the work strategy presented by the company “Pro.Asia”.

Alexander Radkov, the Head of the Russian House in Laos, spoke about the state of the Russian language in the People’s Democratic Republic, the main problems of its learning and teaching and positive developments (the inclusion of the Russian language in the school system, its learning in prestigious schools, the appearance of classes of the Russian language). The possibility of creating lessons for the program “Learning the Russian language” on television and on social networks to reach a larger audience attracted audience the most.

Thi Thu Dat Nguyen, the Head of the Hanoi branch of Pushkin Institute, spoke about the state of the Russian language in Vietnam, the gradual decline in interest in its learnig and suggested solutions to this problem – holding scientific conferences, courses, Olympiads, competitions.

Lana Ravandi-Fadai, the Head of the Center of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science “Oriental Cultural Center”, spoke about the Institute’s projects on the countries of the East and educational and humanitarian relations between Russia and Iran.

Pavel Kuzmin, the General Director of the Library of Foreign Literature, presented projects and programs to create a unified cultural space and attract the younger generation to the literary fund of Russia (the global bilingual library of modern literature, the center for books and reading, the school of a young translator, the school of cultural ambassadors, the Academy of reading skills, language courses, lectures, seminars, internships, various translation and restoration contests).

Artem Androsov, the CEO of the Dome Foundation Investment Club, spoke about the project, whose mission is to promote Russian culture through investments.

Alexander Lebedev, the editor-in-chief of the TV channel “Big Asia”, presented the first media in the country, daily sharing with Russians news from Southeast Asia, Iran, Turkmenistan, etc. He demonstrated the formats, the broadcast grid and the portrait of the audience of the media group.

Tamara Skok, the head of the international project “Modern Russian”, the head of the Department of Innovative Linguistic Projects, spoke about the philological Internet resource, as well as about cultural bridges-conversations with Brazil and India and the cycle of radio broadcasts “Neskuchny Russkiy”.

The long discussion on the promotion of the Russian language in the countries of South-East Asia was of great interest for all the participants of the meeting and brought up a number of questions, which Pushkin Institute will solve with its partners along with “Pro.Asia”. The parties expressed their hope that such a format of the meeting will become a tradition.

31.01.2024

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Please read this important information.

We sincerely hope that you will not need it!

Take care of yourself!

31.01.2024 

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In February-March, our institute will hold the annual International Olympiad in the Russian language and general education subjects in Russian for foreign students of preparatory faculties and foundation departments of Russian universities. Goals:
– to increase interest in learning Russian as a foreign language
– to select talented applicants to study in Russia according to the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation
The Olympiad is held for two categories of students of preparatory faculties/foundation departments:
– for future bachelor’s/specialists of the universities in the Russian Federation
– for future masters of the universities in the Russian Federation
In order to take part, please check in on the Education in Russian website: https://clck.ru/38QXF4
The Olympiad is held in 3 stages in an online format:
– checking in: until 14.02
– competition stage: 15.02 – 05.03
– final: 11.03 – 22.04
The winners of the Olympiad of the first direction receive diplomas providing them free education at Pushkin Institute Summer School for one month.
The winners of the Olympiad of the second direction receive diplomas providing an opportunity to study at Pushkin Institute or another university subordinated to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, at the expense of the Russian budget.
For organizational questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Galina Nikolaevna Kuptsova via mail: GNKuptsova@pushkin.institute
We wish you good luck!

31.01.2024 

Have a look on our students competing in making snowmen, playing tug of war, skipping rope and having fun.

And Mohammed, a graduate of the preparatory faculty, made his own video about the holiday (link: https://clck.ru/38NAmq ).

Enjoy watching!

29.01.2024

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On January 25, Pushkin Institute students participated in a flashmob with flags of Moscow universities, which took place in the Central Park of Culture and Leisure named after M. Gorky. The flag of our institute was presented by Valeria Oshans and Daria Kucheneva.

The Student Day program was very eventful! In addition to the flashmob, there was an SMM marathon and a concert with performances by such famous artists as MOT and MakSim.

Our foreign students from Congo, Mali and Syria have mastered a new Russian pastime – ice skating. They had a good time and experienced a lot of positive emotions!

26.01.2024

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Freshmen and graduating students, full-time and part-time students, bachelors, masters and PhD students! Congratulations to everyone on Russian Student’s Day!

The years spent within the walls of the university are the happiest time, and every moment of it is bright and memorable! You gain invaluable communication experience, make true friends, find love, and choose a profession.

Memories of your student days will be a source of the warmth for your soul all your life! Don’t waste a single day in vain! Be positive, active, creative and resourceful.

I wish you successful exams, useful knowledge, great horizons, ideas, and luck in all your endeavors!

Happy holiday!

25.01.2024 

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Please note that due to the celebration of the Student’s Day, the central gate will be closed tomorrow, January 25, from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.

The entrance is through the gate via your electronic cards.

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24.01.2024 

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This Thursday, January 25, the cafeteria will be open until 5:00 AM.
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24.01.2024 

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Pushkin Institute invites undergraduate and PhD students of Russian and foreign universities studying Russian language to take part in the VIII International Student Scientific Conference “In the World of the Russian Language and Russian Culture”, which will be held on April 26.

The aim of the event is to develop skills of conducting scientific research and presentation of its results (preparation of a publication, presentation of a report, participation in a discussion) among young researchers of the Russian language, as well as to establish contacts between future colleagues.

Research areas of the Conference:

– Modern Russian language (studies of phonetics, lexis and grammar)

– Communicative research (the Russian language in different spheres and types of communication)

– Comparative studies (the Russian language on the background of other languages)

– Current questions of translation and translation studies

– Problems of intercultural communication

– Methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language

– Russian Literature: History and Modern times (including comparative studies)

Russian Regional Geography

The conference will be held in a mixed format (offline in Pushkin Institute and online).

In order to participate, it is necessary to prepare a publication – abstracts reflecting the main results of an independent scientific research – in co-authorship with a supervisor by March 1, and fill in the application form on the conference page on the link: https://clck.ru/37mgxR.

By April 10, the organizing committee sends letters to all potential participants, where it informs whether the publication is approved, and the authors of the best works are offered to perform at the conference.  Publication and participation in the conference are free of charge.

The collection of abstracts (RSCI with ISBN assignment) will be published in the beginning of 2025.

For more information, please see the website of Pushkin Institute: https://clck.ru/37mhvQ. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Darya Trukhanova via forkiscience@pushkin.institute with the subject “In the world of the Russian language and culture”.

We wish you good luck!

18.01.2024 

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In the summer of 2023, Cuban Russian language teachers completed an internship at Pushkin Institute. The experience turned out to be so interesting and useful that as part of a joint project with Southern Federal University 8 Cuban specialists attended advanced training in our Institute according to the programs: “The practical course of the RFL: from the language to the culture” and “Russian as a foreign language in the context of modern pedagogical technologies” from November to December.

Our guests studied peculiarities of the Russian phonetics and other features of the Russian language. They have got acquainted with the specifics of learning in a digital environment, and also watched the work of the professors of Pushkin Institute. 

The program was more than classes. The trainees spent their free time usefully and visited the iconic places of the capital – the Moscow Kremlin and the Tretyakovskaya Gallery.

Among the students there were students of our long–time partner, the University of Havana. Sailí de las Mercedes Cruz Cáceres, a major degree student of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, shared her impressions of the internship and expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to visit Moscow: 

“I am sure that I will continue to grow and develop professionally and personally because of the lessons that I have learned, and I will use all the methods and techniques shared by the professors of Pushkin Institute in my work.” 

We are waiting for new interns!

12.01.2024

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Please pay attention to the fact that the cafeteria will open on January 10, 2024.

January 9th will be a sanitary day.

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08.01.2024 

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The holidays are blooming! We decided to suggest you a list of places to see during upcoming holidays in Moscow.

You can get acquainted with them in our pictures set.

We hope this selection will help you to choose.

Have an active weekend and a festive mood!

02.01.2024

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We sincerely wish the upcoming year to be full of bright colors, good emotions and joyful events!

Let health, good luck, smiles, warmth and light be with you and your loved ones! May happiness accompany you, inviting mutual love and strong friendship in your life!

Do not stop dreaming, believing in miracles and confidently walking the path of philological discoveries and professional achievements together with Pushkin Institute!

Happy New Year!

01.01.2024 

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30.12.2023

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Dear students!

We remind you how to behave in case of a fire.

– Try to remember the route to the exit, paying attention to the location of the main and emergency exits, while being in a public place.

– Study the evacuation plan in case of an emergency, the direction and number of paths, the location of stairwells.

– If you hear the scream “Fire!”, do not panic! Assess the situation, make sure there is a real danger, find out where it comes from, then calmly take measures to save yourself, moving in the opposite direction from the source of the emergency.

– When there is smoke in the room and there is no light, move by holding on to the walls, handrails. Breathe through a handkerchief, a sleeve. When you feel the temperature rise around you, turn back – you have approached the danger zone!

– If you are in an overcrowded room, try to protect your sides from squeezing: bend your arms at the elbows and press them to your sides, clenching your fists. Tilt the body back and try to restrain the pressure with your back, freeing up space in front and moving slowly as much as possible. Help those who fell to get up. If you fell, try to get on one knee with one foot and, leaning on the floor with your hands, push off sharply with the other foot and pull to make your body straight.

– If there are many floors, do not try to use the elevators – go down the stairs! If due to thick smoke, high temperature and fire you cannot go out into the corridor or onto the stairs, immediately return back to the room, close the door tightly behind you and plug all the cracks in it with wet cloth, as well as the ventilation holes.

– Don’t give in to the urge to jump out of a window above the second floor! If it is impossible to go outside, stay in the rooms unoccupied by fire and by any means (voice, noise, light) signal your location and stay in one place, waiting for the help of firefighters.

– Once in a safe place, by any means available, inform about the emergency situation by calling the emergency telephone number 112. If possible, provide assistance to the victims – take them to fresh air, unbutton their clothes and call an ambulance.

We sincerely wish you not to find yourself in situations in which this memo may be needed!

We wish all the best for you! Take care of yourself!

30.12.2023 

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On the New Year holidays eve we remind you about fire safety measures.
It is forbidden:
– To use pyrotechnic products at the institute, use open fire (torches, candles), arrange fireworks and other lighting effects that can lead to a fire.
– To place various objects on evacuation routes and near evacuation exits and block passages and approaches to fire extinguishing facilities.
– To use celluloid toys, fabrics, cotton wool and other flammable materials that are not treated with a flame retardant for decorating the Christmas tree, decorating rooms, making fancy costumes.
– To fill the room with people in excess of the established norm.
– To use homemade electric garlands, color musical installations, devices for rotating Christmas trees, etc.
– To use electrical wires with damaged insulation, faulty sockets, switches, etc.; leave electrical cables with uninsulated ends under voltage; tie, twist and pull electrical wires; hang lamps (except for open lamps) on wires; remove glass caps from closed-type lamps.
– To use electric heating appliances (iron, kettle, tile) in the dorm rooms. There are specially designated rooms for this!
– To use drugs, drink alcohol or smoke (including electronic cigarettes).
In case of any emergency situations, immediately inform the Institute’s security post or by phone: + 7 (495) 330-89-65
Also remember the emergency phone numbers:
The Ministry of Emergency Situations and Fire Protection – 01
The Police – 02
Emergency medical care – 03
Gas Emergency Service – 04
The emergency telephone number (in general) is 112 (the call is available both with the keyboard locked and in the absence of a SIM card!).
Take care of yourself!

30.12.2023 

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The Russian educational exhibition has been held at the Russian House in Ankara from December 18 to 21. 16 leading universities of our country presented their programs there.  About 1,000 Turkish applicants visited the exhibition and got acquainted with the conditions of the admission campaign and studying in Russia. The Master’s degree and preparatory faculty programs attracted special attention, as well as the Summer School of Pushkin Institute.

Our institute was represented by Ekaterina Atrashkevich, the Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation, and Darya Vinogradova, the leading specialist in the Department of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility. Together with representatives of the Russian House and Russian universities, the staff of Pushkin Institute joined the working group on the selection of Turkish learners applying to study at Russian universities under the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Please pay attention that the deadline for accepting applications to study in our country under this quota has been extended until January 31, 2024 for a number of countries.

Detailed information about Pushkin Institute programs available for admission within the quota can be found on the website: https://education-in-russia.com/

26.12.2023

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A thematic lesson “Russian cuisine” was held for students of the Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technology Center.

Each of the 5 groups chose a dish they liked, cooked it according to a traditional Russian recipe and made a small presentation of it. As it turned out, one of the most popular and favorite dishes is pancakes.

The students were able to demonstrate not only their culinary talents and skills in the design of dishes, but also excellent mastering the Russian language. The unusual lesson turned into a real celebration of gastronomic art and Russian culture, and the competent jury appreciated the efforts of each of the students.

The teachers of Pushkin Institute, Georgy Pokrovsky, Anna Sotnikova and Le Van An, were sincerely happy for their students.

26.12.2023

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Volunteers of the international educational program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” traditionally went to Antalya on the eve of the New Year.

The ambassadors worked not only in private schools for the first time, but also at the Tez Tour mesleki teknik anadolu liseli State College, where learners are studying tourism. The ambassadors included the most recognizable symbols of Russian culture in the lesson: Bolshoi Theatre, Lake Baikal, paintings by I. Shishkin and V. Vasnetsov.

In the classroom, the students repeated the alphabet in a playful way, remembering familiar words (among them were not only “mom”, “cat” and “coffee”, but also “unicorn”, “valenki” and even “Lermontov”) and learning new ones. They learned how to talk about what they like and dislike, and tried to distinguish the symbols of Russia from the symbols of other countries. The most beloved and recognizable was the matryoshka doll, which participants were happy to draw, and someone even gave her a Russian name!

This year, the activity of ambassadors extends to the level of universities. The first of them was the Literature Faculty of Akdeniz University. The volunteers met with the students, talked about the Program and held an interactive lecture, which included a game about Russia.

The expedition was arranged by Pushkin Institute with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

26.12.2023

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On December 21, international students of Pushkin Institute celebrated the upcoming holiday.

According to the great annual tradition, they were visited by Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden. This year, the roles were played by Russian students of the Philological Faculty, Dmitry Krasyuk and Lyubov Popova. Santa Claus gave students a festive mood, smiles, joy, as well as Russian sweets!

Foreigners have also prepared for the arrival of fabulous guests. They sang songs, read poetry and wished their friends and teachers Happy New Year in Russian. And the students also wrote letters to Santa Claus, in which they shared their most cherished desires, including asking for help in learning the Russian language.

The holiday was fun and authentic!

We are thankful to Anna Bychkova, the Deputy Dean for Educational Work, for preparing this wonderful event.

26.12.2023

On December 19, a delegation from the Andijan State Institute of Foreign Languages, including the Rector Dilshodbek Rustamov, visited Pushkin Institute.

The video about the meeting is available here!

Enjoy watching!

25.12.2023

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We wish you that the guiding star leads you to the right path and only love and warmth reign in your home.

May the guardian angel always be there, protecting you from sorrow and misfortunes, and never leaving your side!

Let peace of mind, health and prosperity be your eternal companion! Be happy and grateful for what you have!

25.12.2023 

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We inform you that in order to ensure the safety of employees and students, the rules of the access and on-site security system of our Institute are changing.

This applies primarily to restricting the access of delivery services to the Institute building: now they must wait outside until the arrival of customer! The only exceptions are delivering letters, invoices and other printed correspondence – they have the right to access the main entrance.

It is also prohibited to bring weapons, ammunition, drugs and dangerous substances to the territory of the Institute, which may be involved in illegal acts and create a security threat. 

Security staff have the right to demand the contents of hand luggage (bags, packages, closed, bulky and suspicious items) for inspection. In case of refusal, the guard may call law enforcement authorities to clarify the circumstances.

21.12.2023 

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The experts of our Institute chose “neural network” as the word of the year. The breakthrough in the field of artificial intelligence and the high achievements of generative models have really excited the society. AI capabilities have been the focus of science, education, art, business, law, and journalism. Everyone could work with different models and form their own opinion about their advantages and disadvantages. Neural networks such as ChatGPT, YaGPT, Kandinsky, Shedevrum, MidJourney, DeepL, MyHeritage, etc. were widely used.

In 2023, the word “neural network” was included in the Spelling academic resource “Academos”. It means that its frequency in mass media texts has exceeded the level after which the word is codificated.

A two-step methodology was used at Pushkin Institute to determine the word of the year. At the first stage, the specialists formed a list of possible words. In addition to the word “neural network”, it includes artificial intelligence, ChatGPT, import substitution, CIS, borrowing, teacher, mentor, volunteer. At the second stage, the frequency of usage was fixated using tools such as Wordstat, Google Trends and Medialogy.

According to Wordstat and Google Trends services, the word neural network has been entered into the search bar about 4 million times in the last month alone. The activation of the word occurs at the end of 2022, when the GPT chatbot was released. From February 2023 to the present moment, the frequency of use of the word has been at a consistently high level.

Appealing to the Medialogy resource showed that in 2023 there were more than 100 thousand messages with the word “neural network” in the media and social networks. The frequency of use of the word has tripled in a year!

It’s amusing, that in the Russian–speaking segment, the “neural network” confidently defeats its closest competitor – the phrase “artificial intelligence” and the abbreviation AI.

According to experts of Pushkin Institute, the word neural network corresponds to the status of the word of the year in many ways. Firstly, there is an actual, socially significant and resonant phenomenon behind it. Secondly, it reflects the latest achievements of scientific and technological progress. Thirdly, it is distinguished by a significant increase in usage.

21.12.2023 

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On December 19, our institute welcomed representatives of the Andijan State Institute of Foreign Languages, including the Rector Dilshodbek Rustamov.

The guests were greeted by the Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs Natalia Grendo, the Vice-Rector for Science Yuri Borovin, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov and staff of the Department, the Director of the Department of Scientific Activity Andrey Shcherbakov, the Dean of the Faculty of Philology Anastasia Solomonova, the Head of the Laboratory of Philological Research Alexandra Olkhovskaya, the Director of the Administrative Department Tatyana Gorelova, the Deputy Director of the Department of Educational activities Natalia Kryukova.

During the tour round the Institute, the honored guests visited the “Revolution in Language” exposition, the Center for Linguodidactics and Language Testing, scientific laboratories and the «Russian World» auditorium, where they have met with our students from Uzbekistan.

Natalia Sergeevna gave a welcoming speech: “I am very glad to see you at our Institute! We highly appreciate your desire for cooperation and are ready to offer our research base, which we have demonstrated during the tour. Pushkin Institute is a flagship in the teaching of the Russian language and in the field of Russian philology. We are glad to cooperate with Uzbekistan – the volunteers of our program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World” have just returned from an expedition from there. We are very pleased by the hospitality, the amiability and the level of scientific knowledge that our partners in the republic have. I would like to mention the Andijan Institute in particular – a young university, but already with such a rich history!”.

The rector of the Andijan Institute Dilshodbek Rustamov addressed the participants of the meeting: “It is a great honor for us to meet with you during the Year of Teacher and Mentor in Russia and in the Year of caring for people and quality Education in Uzbekistan on the eve of such a wonderful holiday as the New Year. As engineers of human souls, we are proud that our profession is valued on the international level, and communication is provided through the “great and mighty” Russian language. It is no coincidence that Konstantin Paustovsky have said: “According to one’s attitude towards their language, we can accurately judge not only their cultural level, but also civic value.” We express our gratitude to Pushkin Institute and personally to the rector Natalia Sergeevna Trukhanovskaya for assistance in the implementation of our projects.” 

Natalia Sergeevna was awarded a diploma of the title “Honorary Professor of the Andijan State Institute of Foreign Languages”, and Dilshodbek Abduvakhidovich was awarded a diploma of the title “Honorary Professor of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute “. The colleagues said words of gratitude to each other and exchanged memorable gifts.

During the negotiations on the development of the cooperation, the parties discussed the possibility of implementing joint master’s and postgraduate programs (including the assigning scientific supervisors for specialists of the Andijan Institute), writing joint scientific articles by professors of the two universities and holding international conferences.

As a result of the meeting, the agreement was signed on the opening of the Center for the Study of the Russian Language and Culture of Pushkin Institute at the Andijan Institute of Foreign Languages, which Uzbek colleagues proposed to name in honor of Vitalii Kostomarov.

Russian Language Testing Center at the Uzbek Institute, internships for Russian language teachers at Summer and Winter Schools of Pushkin Institute as well as conducting an expedition of the Ambassadors of the Russian language in student campuses in Uzbekistan were also considered by the participants of the event.

We hope for further cooperation and wait for students from Uzbekistan!

20.12.2023

On December 18, a delegation from the University of Kalemie (The Democratic Republic of the Congo), including the Rector Viktor Kaluga Chikala, visited Pushkin Institute.

To know more about the meeting — watch our video!

Enjoy watching!

20.12.2023

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On December 18, representatives of the University of Kalemie, including the Rector Victor Kalunga Chikala, visited our institute again.

The honorable guests were greeted by the Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs Natalia Grendo, the Vice-Rector for Science Yuri Borovin, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov and a specialist of the Department of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Darya Velts. Natalia Sergeevna warmly welcomed the African delegation and invited them on a tour round the Institute.

Alexandra Olkhovskaya, the head of the Laboratory of Philological Research spoke about Russian Spelling reforms of 1918, an attempt to transform Russian Cyrillic into Latin and changes in vocabulary (the appearance of new words, ideologems and expressions) while showing the exhibition “Revolution in Language”. Ivan Skorokhodov, a researcher at the Laboratory for Tactile Communication Research, and Maria Lebedeva, the head of the Laboratory for Cognitive and Linguistic Research, demonstrated the work of scientific laboratories. Congolese Colleagues were impressed by the laboratory and asked many questions about scientific equipment and ongoing researches. The rector of Kalemie University have noted that after such excursion, everyone would undoubtedly be interested in the Russian language.

At the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects for cooperation and the implementation of joint activities, including the international volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

We are always glad to see our African friends at Pushkin Institute!

20.12.2023

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On December 5, Davoud Hosseinpour, the Vice-Rector for Research at Allameh Tabataba’i University, and Evgeny Shekunov, the Vice-Rector for Educational Work at Pushkin Institute, signed a cooperation agreement.

Pushkin Institute was represented at the meeting by Yuri Kopylov, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation, his deputy Ekaterina Atrashkevich and Elena Sivryuk, the Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility. The Iranian delegation included Musa Abdullahi, the Director of the International Department of Allameh Tabataba’i University, as well as Hadi Gudarzi and Taha Mehraza, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic in the Russian Federation.

Participants of the meeting paid special attention to the need for methodological support of Allameh Tabataba’i University in teaching Russian as a foreign language. Professor Hosseinpour highly appreciated the professionalism and knowledge of Pushkin Institute specialists and stressed that the Iranian colleagues are happy to learn from the experience of our institute.

The honorary guests from Iran also noted the importance of scientific cooperation between educational organizations and highlighted that the joint writing of scientific articles and the development of textbooks is a great opportunity to contribute to the development of world Russian studies.

The participants discussed the possibility of conducting an educational and enlightening expedition of the international volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world”. Our volunteers have already visited Iran in 2018, and representatives of Allameh Tabataba’i University are confident that the time has come to repeat this successful experience.

We hope for productive work and the implementation of joint projects!

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The Laboratory of Tactile Communication Research is conducting a study “The influence of tactile contacts on psycho-emotional and social development of a person”. It is based on detecting the brain’s response to touch (we put a special hat with electrodes on the participant and pet their hand with a soft brush with the help of a robot).

The experiment lasts for about 45 minutes, the task with the robot takes about 20 minutes.

In order to participate please and choose time that is convenient for you here: https://bit.ly/litk. Please leave your contact number as well.

The study is held in Pushkin Institute (room 456, 4th floor).

Participants will receive a certificate and have tea or coffee with sweets.

Everyone is welcome!

Don’t hesitate to contact the curator of the study Ivan Skorokhodov at +7-916-646-87-25 or research laboratory assistant Taisiya Dudakova at +7-903-276-41-26 for any questions.

15.12.2023 

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On November 30, Pushkin Institute hosted the first meeting of the project for students from Russia, Vietnam, China, Congo, Mali and Syria.

Russian traditions of hospitality became the main topic of the discussion. The meeting was decorated with a samovar, which helped the participants to get warm with hot tea. Some foreigners saw this symbol of Russian cuisine for the first time, and students from China noted that it looked like Chinese hogo.

Students spoke about tea traditions, various types of treats, learned new words and expressions, got acquainted with folk crafts (Zhostovo, Palekh, Gzhel, Khokhloma) and learned about their features.

Representatives of the autonomous non-profit organization “Development of Tourism and Hospitality in the modern world” arranged meeting the traditions of hospitality within the project “Cultural Workshop “Comprehending Russia”, implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund.

13.12.2023

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On November 30, volunteers of the “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World” program met with Olga Petrova, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Olga Viktorovna greeted the ambassadors and noted their excellent work: “I want to say thank you to Pushkin Institute and personally the Rector Natalia Sergeevna Trukhanovskaya! Next year is special – the 225th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Pushkin and the Year of Volunteer in the CIS countries. Volunteering comes from the soul, it’s the willingness to help, to give what you have. Being a volunteer of the Russian language program is not an easy but an honorable mission: to bring Russian culture to people and encourage them to fall in love with it. Language is a bridge that facilitates communication and unites people of different cultures. Thank you so much for helping our country – you spread the Russian language all over the world, which is extremely important for Russia in this difficult time.”

Svetlana Ulyanova, program Manager, Director of the Center for External Communications and Development of Youth Programs, spoke about the expeditions of the educational program and the participants – active young people from all over Russia from 18 to 35 years old.

Then the floor was given to the volunteers themselves. The current ambassadors of the Russian language spoke about their experience of participating in educational and enlightening expeditions and ways of how the Program helps them in their professional development. “«Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World» is an incredibly kind and sincere story that lights a spark of interest in the Russian language and Russian culture among children and adults of different parts of the world! The new participants shared their emotions from the past competitive selections and the educational program arranged for them by Pushkin Institute. Each expedition is a unique experience, with warm memories and a thousand burning eyes of students who are ready to hug you!”

Thanks to Olga Viktorovna for the warm welcome and sincere conversation!

The program has been implemented since 2015 with the constant support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

13.12.2023

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Opening of the Pushkin Russian Language Office at Efrat University and the Cher Foundation with the support of Pushkin Institute has already given results.

Last week, a screening of the cartoon “Masha and the Bear” was arranged for children of Abidjan at the École Le Muguet school. This event allowed not only to make a day at school more interesting, but also to share the fairy tale, important for Russian culture. It was noted that meeting with these fictional characters brought a lot of positivity.

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Côte d’Ivoire, Alexey Saltykov, and his wife not only attended the screening, but also treated the participants real Russian pancakes of their own making.

We are hoping for further arranging such meetings!

08.12.2023

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The International Research Conference “Сutting-edge strategies in studying and teaching Russian as a foreign language in modern science and education” has started its work in Hanoi. The event is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of Hanoi branch of the Pushkin State Russian Language. For two days, about 300 participants from Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar will be discussing modern teaching methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language.
Konstantin Mogilevsky, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, delivered a welcoming speech: “My Vietnamese colleagues and I are united in our desire to give a new impulse to the Hanoi branch of the Pushkin State Russian Language and activate its work, management and financing model. The widespread use of the Russian language in Vietnam is a great competitive advantage in the modern world. The creating joint educational and methodological materials has already begun, a number of which are presented at the conference. In addition, these days the expedition of the volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” continues in Vietnam. I feel thankful to them and to all the participants of the conference for their commitment to the Russian language and Russian culture and wish them success in their work!”
The opening ceremony of the conference was attended by the rector of Pushkin Institute, Natalia Trukhanovskaya:
“I am very glad that this holiday is taking place today, because we have worked very hard to make it happen! The Russian side, represented by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Pushkin Institute, have made a great contribution to the development of Vietnamese Russian studies. I am happy to welcome the guests from Southeast Asian countries who have come to participate in the Hanoi Festival and the scientific conference on the Russian language, which will be held here for two days. We will exchange opinions and scientific achievements in the field of Russian philology.”
Natalia Sergeevna also focused on the Russian Language Olympiad for Vietnamese schoolchildren held in November:
“30 of its finalists came here to compete for the three main places and the main prize – a month of summer internship at Pushkin Institute. I witnessed myself how they passed the viva – free speaking, how worried they were! We were also worried, because it was very important to give fair assessments so that no one would be upset, but on the contrary, had fun and remembered the Olympics as a holiday. Except for the finalists, we invited 10 most active and enthusiastic students. They will also perform at the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Hanoi branch!”
The opening was also attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam Nguyen Van Phuc, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Vietnam Gennady Bezdetko, Head of the Russian House in Hanoi Vladimir Murashkin, Chairman of the Union of Friendship Societies of Vietnam Fan Anh Shon, representatives of Russian and Vietnamese universities.
After the official part, a festive concert was held, which was prepared by Vietnamese schoolchildren. They performed songs in Russian and played on spoons.
The topics of the meetings of the first day of the conference:
– Support and promoting the Russian language in Vietnam
– Successful development of the educational and methodological complex “Polyot”, which was coordinated by the publishing house “Zlatoust”, the Pushkin Institute and the Hanoi branch of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute
– The Russian Language Abroad: Vietnamese Russian Studies” special issue presentation dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Hanoi branch of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute
– Successful experience in conducting the expedition of the international volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the world”, which involves more than 700 schoolchildren, students and cadets from 14 educational institutions in Vietnam.
The experts spoke about a wide range of scientific areas of Russian studies, including the specifics of teaching Russian as a foreign language in Southeast Asian countries. Russian Linguistics lecturers presented their reports at the conference: Ella Kitanina, Head of the Department of Russian and General Linguistics, Natalia Kulibina, Professor, Head of the Methodological Department of the Russian Language of the Department of Digital Educational Technologies, Anna Fedoseeva, Associate Professor of the Department of Internships of Foreign Specialists of the Faculty of Education of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Maria Milovanova, Professor of the Department of Russian and General Linguistics, Ekaterina Rubleva, Associate Professor of the Department of Teaching Methods of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
An exhibition of Russian education was also held today, which involved participation of leading universities, including Pushkin Institute. They presented their educational programs to Vietnamese applicants.
The event was arranged by Pushkin Institute and Hanoi branch of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute the at the initiative of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
 

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The Dictionary Day is celebrated in Russia on November 22 – it is the birthday of Vladimir Dahl. In honor of this wonderful philological holiday, the scientific department of our institute conducted a mystical adventure game “The Missing Lexicographer” for students.

This is the legend behind it: A long-long time ago there lived Magnus, the Great Lexicographer. He devoted his whole life to creating the best Dictionary in the world – the most complete and accurate, which, would reflect our beautiful and diverse world as a mirror. But the enemy of the Great Master, the evil and insidious Nihilist, was constantly messing with the Lexicographer. When the work on the Dictionary was almost completed, the terrible Nihilis put a dreadful spell on the Master, turning him into a ficus, and his life’s work into clods of earth.

The mission of the participants is to disenchant Magnus. In order to do this, they had to complete all the tasks, collect the keywords, and make a spell out of them, the strongest in the history of white magic.

Three teams took part in the quest. Their names were also lexicographical: “Dahl’s Team”, “Ushakov’s Team” and “Ozhegov’s Team”. Before the start of the adventure, the students compiled team mottos based on rhymes from famous literary works. Then they received the route sheets and set off on their way.

During the quest, the participants “made their way” through impassable swamps, solved a secret cipher, assembled a puzzle, laid out a dictionary solitaire, guessed dictionaries from fragments of them. The guys showed incredible ingenuity, resourcefulness and a high level of philological training.

After all the clever traps were passed, the teams composed a spell based on the collected keywords. They became lines from a poem by A.A. Akhmatova: “Gold is rusting and steel is decaying. // Marble crumbles – everything is ready for death. // Sadness is the strongest on earth // And the most durable is the royal Word.”

The scoring showed that the teams were literally very close to each other – they scored 43, 44 and 45 points. The winner was the “Ozhegov Team”.

At the end, the participants received prizes with the symbols of Pushkin Institute. Everyone came to the conclusion that the celebration of Dictionary Day was a success.

We suggest you complete one of the quest tasks! Look at the pictures and decipher the most famous Russian lexicographers.

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Juan Fernando Holguin Flores, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to Russia, and Natalia Grendo, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Pushkin Institute, discussed possible options for cooperation and future opportunities for teaching Russian to Ecuadorians.

Ana Miskic, the Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Russia, and Yuri Kopylov agreed to spread the information about the programs of Pushkin Institute among educational organizations of the Republic. Also Ana Miskic noted that learning Russian is a tradition not only in her country, but also in her family!

Kweng Phearom, the Assistant of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cambodia to Russia, while talking with Yuri Kopylov, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation, stressed that this year a record number of students from the Kingdom entered Pushkin Institute, and he is sure that their number will only grow.

Meetings with representatives of embassies ended with a concert dedicated to the International Student Day.

We hope for further cooperation!

28.11.2023

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On November 24, the opening of the international theater festival “Tochka prityazheniya” took place at the Moscow Drama Theater “Cheloveck”. Its goal is searching for the similarities between cultures of Russia and China.

Pushkin Institute from China attended the opening. They performed guitar songs in Russian and Chinese, folk recitative, and also presented a fashion show “Chinese Costume”. Our students also got acquainted with Vladimir Skvortsov, the chief director of the theater, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, and spoke with Maria Zakharova, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

28.11.2023

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On November 14, the Federation Council held parliamentary hearings on the topic “State policy in the field of preservation, protection and development of the Russian language: condition, problems and solutions”. They discussed issues of improving legal regulations in terms of state support of the Russian language and intensifying work to improve the language culture and literacy of Russian society.

The main issue was raising the status of Slavic universities in the CIS countries, cooperation between universities, the introduction of new formats of educational programs and the creation of conditions for the promoting the Russian language.

The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko held the hearings. «Russian has a worldwide significance, great works have been written in it, important discoveries have been made, and the first spoken word in the space was also in Russian», reminded Valentina Ivanovna.

The main report was delivered by the Minister of Education Sergey Kravtsov. He paid special attention to the issues of the Russian language proficiency of migrant children and changes in the order of educational activities, which gives schools the right to check students’ knowledge of the subject.

Pushkin Institute was represented at the hearings by its Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya, who was accompanied by participants of the international volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World”. Welcoming the audience, Natalia Sergeevna thanked the ambassadors for their brilliant work and noted the important role of Pushkin Institute as a flagship of educational and enlightening activities: “We are a platform unique in its mission, being both a higher educational institution and a leading center for spreading the Russian language around the world”.

The rector voiced the pain point problems for teaching Russian abroad and offered solutions to them: “Currently we are acting at the same pace. As Alice from Lewis Carroll’s work said, “we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place,” and if we want to keep up with the time, “we must run twice as fast as that. In order to protect the interests of Russia, it is extremely necessary for us today to publish our textbooks in foreign countries!”.

According to Natalia Sergeevna, successful implementation of this task takes joint efforts, creating a common center for making quick and flexible decisions in order to “form a long-term strategy for promoting the Russian language in the world, which we need so much.”

The speech of the Pushkin Institute Rector made a great impression with its relevance and attracted the attention of representatives of the Federation Council.

The hearings were also attended by Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Pyotr Tolstoy, member of the Public Chamber Natalia Narochnitskaya, rectors of leading universities in Russia and CIS countries, teachers of secondary schools.

Pictures are available on the website of the Federation Council.

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We are kindly asking Pushkin Institute students to read the rules and follow them!

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On November 23, the results of the scientific competition “Methodological Science in Traditions and Innovations” were summed up at the Department of Methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language at Pushkin Institute.

The winners were Russian and foreign undergraduates:

– Firengiz Gakhramanova (a student of our institute!) “Cluster method of phoneme description as a way to overcome interference in the speech of Azerbaijanis” (scientific supervisor – Nina Rogoznaya, Doctor of Philology, Pushkin Institute Professor)

– Sofya Glushkova “Regional component in teaching RFL (experience of the Altai Territory)” (Altai State Pedagogical University)

– Gohar Antonyan “The role of syntactically indistinguishable sentences in the formation of the communicative competence of Armenian students” (V.Y. Bryusov State University, Yerevan)

– Chao Chenyao “Autosemantic fragments of a literary text in the aspect of teaching foreign speakers to read and linguistic analysis: functions, types, language design (B2/C1)” (Belarusian State University, Minsk)

The winners are given an extraordinary right to publish articles in co-authorship with scientific supervisors in the journal “International PhD Bulletin. The Russian language abroad”. Those who took part in the scientific competition receive electronic certificates.

Congratulations to the winners and participants! We are waiting for you at other events of Pushkin Institute!

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27.11.2023 

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On November 24, the Moscow Drama Theater “Cheloveck” will host the opening of the international theater festival “Tochka prityazheniya”. Its goal is searching for the similarities between cultures of Russia and China.

🎶  Students of Pushkin Institute from China will take part in the opening. They will sing in Russian and Chinese, perform Chinese opera and folk recitative, as well as present a fashion show “Chinese Outfit».

💫 The honorary guests of the festival are the heads of the Chinese Embassy in Russia, representatives of the Chinese Media Corporation and Russian media, cultural and art figures of both countries.

💪 We wish our students success!

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22.11.2023 

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Dilshodbek Rustamov, the Rector of the Andijan Institute of Foreign Languages (Republic of Uzbekistan), announced the awarding of the high title to the rector of Pushkin Institute.

Dilshodbek Abduvakhidovich noted the accomplishments of Pushkin Institute in general and Natalia Trukhanovskaya personally in preserving the Russian language in the Republic of Uzbekistan, in supporting research projects and grants and expressed hope that the friendship of the two universities will only strengthen.

The cooperation of Pushkin Institute with the Andijan Institute has been going on for more than one year. Much has been done to establish integration after the memorandum “On mutual understanding in research and educational activities in the pedagogical field” was signed a year ago.

Andijan State Institute of Foreign Languages is one of the leading universities in Uzbekistan and the entire post–Soviet space, created to train specialists in foreign languages of Uzbekistan in the international education system.

Since its foundation, the university has been conducting various activities to popularize the Russian language. The Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum is among them. Teachers and scientists exchange experience there, agree on the joint development and publication of methodological literature and scientific articles. Representatives of the Andijan Institute also take part in the Kostomarovskyi Forum, the main event of Pushkin Institute and one of the most important events in the world of the modern Russian language.

“I am thankful for trust of my Uzbek colleagues. I will do everything to justify it,” Natalia Sergeevna commented on the awarding of the honorary title. – I am glad to receive such a high assessment of my work. For my part, I wish the teachers and scientists of the Andijan Institute good luck in implementing plans and projects that strengthen the role of the Russian language in Uzbekistan, in the CIS and around the world.”

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13.11.2023 

On November 20, a newscast was released on the Vietnamese TV channel “VTV 4”. One of the plots tells about the Hanoi branch of the Pushkin Institute.

 We send greetings to our colleagues!

21.11.2023

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After Russian and Chinese students met with a representative of the Moscow regional department of the Youth All-Russian public Organization “Russian Students Squads”, the first «Red Panda» student squad was formed in our institute.

There are 18 people in the team. The squad is led by:

– Commander – Ksenia Kamaeva, 1st year student

– Commissioner – Yulia Kiseleva, 2nd year student

– Methodologist – Nelly Khodyreva, 3rd year student

Everyone is welcome to join the squad and participate in social projects and joint work! In order to do this, don’t hesitate to contact leaders of the squad in direct messages in VKontakte.

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17.11.2023

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On October 28 and 29, Beijing Foreign Languages University held the «All-China Russian language competition-2023», arranged with the support of the Ministry of Education of China and the Department of International Cooperation.  

392 students from 158 universities of China took part in that event. The competition was held in 3 stages (preliminary round, semi-final and final) in 3 age groups: freshmen, seniors and major degree students.

Anna Babenko, the senior lecturer at the Department of Foreign Specialists of Pushkin Institute said: “This event is a major state event, the most prestigious among students studying Russian. The competition is quite serious, so students carefully prepare and aim to achieve high results”.

The winners and prize-winners in the senior age group including students of the Department of Russian as a foreign language who studied in the 2022-2023 academic year are:

The I degree diploma among masters studentsWu Haotian (PRC-major degree)

The II degree among bachelors – Zhao Yilin (PRC-2), Yang Wenxuan (PRC-1), Lu Boyu (PRC-1), Liu Yantong (PRC-6)

The III degree diploma among bachelors – Zheng Qian (PRC-4), Ma Lingwei (PRC-1), Wu Yue (PRC-3), Yang Haozhuo (PRC-3), Cao Yuan (PRC-6), Chen Kejian (PRC-1), Du Yinda (PRC-4), Guo Yifan (PRC-9)

The winners will be able to go to Russia again for an internship or for further studies at universities with the support of the Chinese Scholarship Council.

The winners said their words of appreciation to the professors of the internship department of foreign specialists and shared their happy emotions:

Wu Haotian: “I became the winner! Finally! The work paid off! Thank you very much!”.

Zhao Yilin: “I have the second result among all the participants! I have been learning Russian for 3 years. I am very happy with this result! I think that a year ago my level was worse, but thanks to you I have achieved great success!”.

Zheng Qian: “For me, the prize in the competition is a great honor. Studying at Pushkin Institute really helped to improve my knowledge. This is the best proof of the quality of teaching! I want to express my gratitude to all the teachers of the Department of Studiyng Russian as a foreign language. Studying at Pushkin Institute is a gift of fate! All of us are very proud to call ourselves Pushkin Institute! students”.

Congratulations to our students and professors on a great success!

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Dilshodbek Rustamov, the Rector of the Andijan Institute of Foreign Languages (Republic of Uzbekistan), announced the awarding of the high title to the rector of Pushkin Institute.

Dilshodbek Abduvakhidovich noted the accomplishments of Pushkin Institute in general and Natalia Trukhanovskaya personally in preserving the Russian language in the Republic of Uzbekistan, in supporting research projects and grants and expressed hope that the friendship of the two universities will only strengthen.

The cooperation of Pushkin Institute with the Andijan Institute has been going on for more than one year. Much has been done to establish integration after the memorandum “On mutual understanding in research and educational activities in the pedagogical field” was signed a year ago.

Andijan State Institute of Foreign Languages is one of the leading universities in Uzbekistan and the entire post–Soviet space, created to train specialists in foreign languages of Uzbekistan in the international education system.

Since its foundation, the university has been conducting various activities to popularize the Russian language. The Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum is among them. Teachers and scientists exchange experience there, agree on the joint development and publication of methodological literature and scientific articles. Representatives of the Andijan Institute also take part in the Kostomarovskyi Forum, the main event of Pushkin Institute and one of the most important events in the world of the modern Russian language.

“I am thankful for trust of my Uzbek colleagues. I will do everything to justify it,” Natalia Sergeevna commented on the awarding of the honorary title. – I am glad to receive such a high assessment of my work. For my part, I wish the teachers and scientists of the Andijan Institute good luck in implementing plans and projects that strengthen the role of the Russian language in Uzbekistan, in the CIS and around the world.”

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13.11.2023 

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A youth conference “Intercultural communication in the Commonwealth space: Main tendencies during generational change” will be held in Tashkent from November 22 to 24.

Leading philologists and journalists will talk about pedagogical design, the use of artificial intelligence in teaching, the secrets of Alexander Pushkin’s drafts and linguistics. They will also share techniques on how to “talk to a student” during a Russian language lesson and how to write an interesting text for the media.

Students, journalists, representatives of the scientific community of philologists and linguists aged 18 to 35 from Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan are welcome participate in the conference.

The result of the work will be lessons, tests, checklists and articles that can be used in practice.

To participate on a competitive basis, submit an application by 23:30 on November 10 on the link: https://clck.ru/36EfAL  

The list of winners will be published on November 13 on the website of the North-South Political Science Center.

For organizational questions, please contact us by e-mail: pcsu495@gmail.com (in the subject of the letter, specify “Application for the conference”).

The event was arranged by Pushkin Institute in cooperation with the North-South Political Science Center and the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Uzbekistan with the support of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member States (IFHC).

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10.11.2023 

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The Department of State Youth Policy and Educational Activities of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education informs that there is a multi-channel hotline phone number.

1). Legal and social protection security for students of educational institutions of higher education – 8 (800) 222-55-71 (ext. 1). Consultations on:

– Implementing rights in terms of the educational process, passing intermediate and final certification

– Transfer of students between educational organizations, including the case of termination of the license or accreditation

– Payments from the scholarship fund and provision of financial support

– Provision of places in dormitories and the order of accommodation in them

– Educational documents, duplicate documents issue, confirmation of legal force (apostille) and recognition of educational documents obtained in a foreign country (nostrification).

2). Psychological assistance to students – 8 (800) 222- 55-71 (add 2). Consultations on:

– Anxiety

– Problems in personal and family relationships

– Emotional stress during the study period

– Individual psychological difficulties

Take care of yourself!

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10.11.2023 

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Bachelor freshman from the Central African Republic, Bati Babylon William Le Second went on internship to the E.D. Stasova International School “Interdom”.

He became a finalist of the “Pedagogical Skills Competition for Russian and foreign students – future teachers of the Russian language abroad” and got the opportunity to teach 6th grade Russian and foreign students the topic “Types of speech”. All participants enjoyed the experience.

“I was very worried, but everything went great! The children greeted me kindly and supported me during the lesson,” said Bati Babylon William Le Second.

Congratulations to the student of our institute and we wish him further success in teaching!

The internship is arranged by the Ministry of Education.

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10.11.2023

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Dmitry Khodanovich is going to visit the Institute on November 15 and perform masterpieces of academic classical music of Russian and foreign composers, as well as compositions for symphony orchestra.

Dmitry Khodanovich is the winner of the international competition «Grand Prix», France. He performed with a solo program in many cities of Russia and abroad. His concerts are usually arranged at the Moscow Conservatory, Memorial Museum of A.N. Skryabin, Moscow International House of Music and at the Festival of Russian Art in Cannes.

Also Dmitry is the Master of Sport of Russia in jiu-jitsu, winner of black belt, master of the 3rd dan, silver and bronze medalist of the Russian championship, champion of Moscow, three-time winner of the Moscow Cup, vice-president of the Moscow Jiu-jitsu Federation.

«I combine concerts and performances on tatami to feel like a well-developed person. There is a constant battle between good and evil inside every one of us. You should always keep balance», – says Dmitry Khodanovich.

The host of the event – Ivan Leonov, Doctor of Philology, professor.

 15 November at 4:20

The auditorium

We are waiting for you!

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9.11.2023 

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From 24 to 31 October, the pavilion of VDNH «Space and Aviation» hosts an educational week for teachers of Moscow and the Moscow region. This is the project of the Russian society «Knowledge», dedicated to the International exhibition-forum «Russia», which will be opened on November 4, 2023 and will last until April 12, 2024.

The agenda of the educational week: 

– to present the achievements of Russia in various fields of economy and science over the last 20 years to teachers

– to teach students how to speak about them

– to show the connection of the school program with the contents of the exhibition

More than 3,500 teachers listen to lectures by opinion leaders on eight subjects (history, Russian language, literature, social science, physics, mathematics, biology, geography) and consider topical issues of education in science, art, socio-humanitarian.

Also, the participants undergo organizational and methodical preparation for conducting lessons-excursions on the topic «Achievements of Russia» within the framework of the upcoming International exhibition-forum «Russia».

Vladimir Medinsky, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Russian Military Historical Society, opened the event with a lecture on history. He spoke to the audience (among whom were not only teachers, but also schoolchildren and students) about the appearance and significance for Russia of such a holiday as National Unity Day, about the events associated with it and the great personalities of the past.

After the lecture, Vladimir Rostislavovich shared information about the new history textbook, noting that it would be “the most verified and scientifically reliable textbook after the Soviet school.” He also stressed the great role and responsibility of the history teacher in the educational process.

The rector of Pushkin Institute, Natalia Trukhanovskaya, also participated in the event, alongside with Russian historian and political scientist Vardan Baghdasaryan, writer and public figure Oleg Roy, Director of the Moscow Education Center No. 109 Evgeny Yamburg, First Deputy Director General of the State Tretyakov Gallery Tatiana Sharshavitskaya and others.

Natalia Trukhanovskaya gave a speech on the topic “How to preserve the Russian language in a rapidly changing world?”. The special attention was paid to understanding what it is necessary to know the Russian language for today. The data of the “Index of global Competitiveness of the Russian language in the world-2023” (9th place in the number of speakers – 255 million people!) show that this is not just a school subject, but a way of uniting and accentuating civic identity of Russians, an instrument of intercultural communication in the CIS, conducting international business and promoting Russia and Russian education in the world.

“Truly mastering the Russian language is the key to our common well-being, as well as the key to the professional career and success of each individual. The better you know your own language, the better you convey your thoughts – then people hear from you exactly what you say. There is a reason for common expression: “It’s not so important what you said, it’s important how you were heard.” In order to be heard correctly, you should have proper communication skills, and for this you need an excellent knowledge of the Russian language,” said Natalia Truhanovskaya. “And excellent knowledge begins with high–quality teaching at school.”

The speech of the rector of Pushkin Institute was listened with interest by the pedagogical audience. Natalia Sergeevna answered the teachers’ questions and wished them success in their professional activities, competent and responsive students.

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8.11.2023

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High school students of foreign schools are welcome to participate in the XIX International Russian Language Olympiad, including those, who study in Russian, as well as individual participants under the age of 18.

The Olympiad is held in two competitive areas:

– for high school students studying Russian as a foreign language

– for high school students who study in Russian

Format: online

In order to participate, you should register on the website “Education in Russian” by November 12. After registration, participants will receive access to their personal account.

The qualifying stage of the Olympiad will be held until November 26, the final one – until December 22. The finalists will perform creative tasks according to the competition direction they chose during registration.

Working language of the Olympiad: Russian

To verify the work of the participants, judges team is formed with the staff of Pushkin Institute – leading specialists in the field of teaching Russian as a foreign language, Russian as a non-native language and regional studies of Russia.

Winners of the Olympics receive prizes:

1st place: diploma, providing the right to study in Pushkin Institute for one month under the programs of additional education for free (within one year of receiving it)

2nd place: diploma, providing the right to study in Pushkin Institute for one month under Summer School programs

3rd place: diploma, providing the right to be tested in the Russian language for free in order to determine the level of proficiency in Russian at Pushkin Institute (within a year of receiving it)

Information on the dates, order and form of the Olympiad, as well as all tasks, competitive lists and marks will be posted on the website «Education in Russian».

The Olympiad is arranged by Pushkin Institute in cooperation with the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (МАПРЯЛ).

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3.11.2023 

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On 1 November, our Chinese students spent the evening playing basketball on the upgraded sports ground since the weather was perfect for outdoor activities. 

Visiting rules are available here.

A sound mind in a sound body!

02.11.2023

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Pushkin Institute held a solemn initiation of freshmen. They officially became students.

The participants went through the adventure game in the world of villains and sorcerers. They managed to reveal the secret of the mysterious fourth auditorium! In order achieve that, it was necessary to answer the questions of a crazy fortune-teller, a dead bride, a drowned woman and a notsnitsa, the night demon, defeat Scylla and Charybdis and find Ariadne’s thread. After the adventures, this brave squad took the oath of a student.

The event ended with the first disco of the year.

Another test for freshmen turned out to be horror stories – dressing up as famous monsters. Everyone chose the role to their liking, but all of them were horribly beautiful.

Congratulations and thanks for participating!

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31.10.2023

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Another meeting of schoolchildren, their parents and teachers with foreign students of our institute took place on October 27. This time the guests were welcomed by representatives of Turkey and Mozambique.

Students spoke about the nature of Southeast Africa, its cuisine and literature. They also introduced the history, music and dance traditions of Turkey to the participants.

There were workshops dedicated to Portuguese and Turkish, languages spoken in these countries.

Cultural and educational festival «Horizons of friendship: meeting point – Volgina st, 6» has been an ongoing event at Pushkin Institute for more than 15 years. Foreign students were always taking part in it.

Keep up-to-date with our event announcements!

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31.10.2023

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On October 26, Chinese students of Pushkin Institute visited the State Museum of Oriental Art. All 30 students truly felt the connection with the homeland there.

The Hall of History and Culture of China attracted the greatest interest of the group. Its collection is the largest in the museum – it has more than 20 thousand items! There you can find clothes of noblemen, unique porcelain, lacquer miniatures, objects made of bone with the finest carving and more.

Also, Chinese students visited the exhibition «Oriental Bazaar» and halls, which represent the art of ancient Japan, Korea, India and Iran.

Excursion activities at the Institute are to be continued. We invite all students to participate!

Don’t hesitate to contact Rose Nazifovna Grosheva by e-mail: RNGrosheva@pushkin.institute

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30.10.2023 

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The first meeting of the club will be dedicated to the pronunciation of the sounds /ɪ/ – /i:/. 
The event will be held by Olga Vostrikova, the associate professor of social and humanitarian disciplines.
November 7 at 4:20 pm
420 auditorium (4th floor)
You are welcome to join the meeting!
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30.10.2023 

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Pushkin Institute students are welcome to meet the Moscow Regional Office of the Russian Public Organization «Russian Student Squads» («MosRSS») representatives. 
The participants of the meeting will get acquainted with all activities of the largest youth community in Russia and will witness the creation of the first student squad in our institute.
«MosRSS» provides both permanent and temporary employment for students and teenagers, it is engaged in socially significant activities, as well as develops creative and sports potential of young people.
Student squad is a form of organizing students’ spare time to implement a socially useful program in various directions (pedagogics, agriculture, constructing, rescue service, guiding, etc.).
2 November at 4.30 pm
Academic Council Hall (1st floor)
Check-in form is available here: https://clck.ru/36DNnd
We’re waiting for you!
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Different events have been held since 16th to 20th of October.

The program included 15 lectures, 6 workshops, 4 speaking clubs, 3 quizes, a film screening and special events from the speakers. During 5 days of the fest students and guests of the institute have been solving linguistic problems and expanded their knowledge of foreign languages.

The participants were participating in language adventure games. On the final day, the main prize was awarded to those who passed the all quests entirely.

The festival covered 20 languages – from Indonesian and Irish to French and German.

Thanks to all participants of our festival for linguistic diversity!

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27.10.2023 

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According to the results of the research «Global aggregate rating-2024» our institute entered the top 10% of the best universities of the planet. It is one of the 2500 authoritative universities worldwide.

One of the goals of the creators of this rating is to understand the place and role of higher education institutions in their country in international educational processes, taking into account local features of education.

The global ranking demonstrates the comparability of inherently diverse and unequal systems to obtain an objective picture. It includes a classification of higher education organizations ranked by 13 ratings and one public database.

The detailed information about methods of ranking is available here: https://clck.ru/36F3ir

Congratulations to scientists, professors and students of the Institute on this great achievement!

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30.10.2023 

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On October 27, the grand opening of the 22nd season of the Russian language courses at the Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technology Center took place in Hanoi.

Georgy Pokrovsky, the teacher of Russian as a foreign language, took part in the event along with other Pushkin Institute representatives. Georgy Borisovich highly appreciated the attitude of the Center towards the educational process, and also pointed out that the professors of the Institute are always ready to help Vietnamese students in mastering the Russian language.

We also remind you that the professors of Pushkin Institute recently arrived in Vietnam. Within a few months, they will introduce the peculiarities of the Russian language and Russian culture to students, as well as conduct a series of workshops for teachers. The modern methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language will be presented there. 

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On October 20, the rector of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Natalia Trukhanovskaya, met with our Bahraini colleagues. Our institute was also represented by Natalia Grendo, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs, and Ekaterina Atrashkevich, the Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation.

The Chairman of the Bahrain Association for Russian Speakers (BARS), Yousif Zainal, and Mussa Adel, the CEO of the informational website «All Russia» attended the meeting. The BARS has been successfully functioning since 2013.

The participants discussed issues of cooperation, noting the need to open Russian language courses in Bahrain universities and provide methodological support for Bahraini specialists in Russian.

Due to the active development of economic and cultural relations between Russia and the Middle East, the participants of the meeting paid special attention to the aspect of studying Arabic at Pushkin Institute.

The Bahraini guests were especially interested in the information about the Summer School of our Institute and the possibility of restarting the program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World” in Bahrain, which was successfully implemented in 2016 and 2017.

We are looking forward to fruitful cooperation!

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Yoga is not only a physical practice, but a spiritual one too. Bringing balance into the body and the mind is the goal that is achieved by doing breathing exercises and various asanas.

Classes are useful for everyone – some will find opportunities for physical improvement or ways to relieve tension, others will work on hurting areas of the body. Also yoga opens new facets of the world! It is a wonderful tool for self–discovery.

The Classes have been available on a regular basis since September. In order to join group classes, you need to sign up. Please contact the head of it, Anna Borzenkova.

Monday, Thursday at 7:00PM

Large or small sports hall (1st floor)

We are waiting for you!

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26.10.2023

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On October 20, our Institute was presented to the audience of the Russian House in Hanoi.

The Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Ekaterina Atrashkevich, and the 3rd year student of the Philological Faculty, Tran Phuc Truong, participated in the event. They presented educational programs to Vietnamese students and spoke about peculiarities of student life.

Also, Ekaterina Alexandrovna shared information about upcoming events dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Hanoi branch of Pushkin Institute, and what kind of events are expected there in November.

Future Vietnamese applicants have been actively asking questions and also they showed special interest in the possibilities of admission to the Moscow institute.

At the moment, professors of Pushkin Institute are in Vietnam. Soon the volunteers of the program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” will join them.

We are waiting for future Vietnamese students at our institute!

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26.10.2023

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On October 19, a solemn ceremony of signing The Cooperation Agreement between Pushkin Institute and the Yangon University of Foreign Languages was held online.

Our institute was represented by the Rector, Natalia Trukhanovskaya, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Natalia Grendo, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Yuri Kopylov, and the Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility, Elena Sivryuk.

Participants congratulated each other on the conclusion of the agreement and discussed plans for further cooperation: exchange of experience and participation in scientific and educational projects.

Natalia Sergeevna invited colleagues from Myanmar to take part in an international research conference in Hanoi, arranged by our institute in cooperation with the Hanoi branch of Pushkin Institute. The conference will be taking place from November 30 to December 1, 2023.

The Vice-Rector, the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Yangon University Myint Maw expressed particular interest in participating in this program, as well as in cooperation with the international volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world”.

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On October 29, Anna Iosifova, a 2nd year master’s student in the direction “Russian as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication”, will go on an internship at International school “Interdom” named after E.D. Stasova.

Anna qualified for the second stage of the All-Russian “Pedagogical skills competition for Russian and foreign students – future teachers of the Russian language abroad” and will now participate in master classes and conduct lessons for schoolchildren from Syria and the CIS countries.

The winners of the second stage will participate in the final conference, at which the final results of the entire competition will be announced.

Let’s wish Anna victory and good luck in comments!

Internship was organized by the Ministry of Education.

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26.10.2023 

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Students of our institute advanced to the 2nd round of the festival “Reading the classics in the Tretyakov Gallery”.

Artistic and poetic show organized by Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute , started in early October. It is attended by students of creative and humanitarian universities in Russia and the CIS countries – future performers, directors, musicians, artists, teachers, philologists, historians, linguists.

According to the results of the 1st correspondence round, held in video format, 7 students of Pushkin Institute advanced to the 2nd round – Victoria Alfeeva,
Eva Zhirnova, Tatyana Kulbitskaya, Khrisoula Kushchidi, Denis Lunev, Alena Omelina, Anastasia Fedorova. They study with teachers of the Doctor of Philology Larisa Selezneva, and candidate of philological sciences Tatiana Mochalova.

The 2nd round will take place in person on November 15 in the Lecture Hall of the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Gallery. Our students will compete for victory in two categories: “Golden Age and Silver Age of Russian Literature” (from 19th century to 1940s) and “Soviet Period” (from 1940s to 1980s).

The contestants will be assessed by teachers of the Boris  Shchukin Theater Institute and invited experts in the field of art history, philology and pedagogy.

The closing of the Festival and awarding of the laureates will take place on November 16.

We wish good luck to our competitors!

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26.10.2023 

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On October 23, at Jawaharlal Nehru University the trip of volunteers of the program “Ambassadors of the Russian language” to India solemnly ended
in Delhi with online connection from Pushkin Institute.

From the Indian side, the event was attended by schoolchildren and representatives of Women’s University, Bluebells International School, Jamia Millia Islamia University and others. Pushkin Institute was represented by rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya, Director of the Center for External Communications and Youth Program Development Svetlana Ulyanova and Director of the Development and Project Management Department Yulia Karmanova, as well as Ambassadors of the Russian language Ksenia Pautova and Gulnaz Mardanova.

Natalia greeted the participants and thanked the host for the warm welcome: “Thank you for this intercultural dialogue! We are completing our first expedition to India, but we are opening a tradition of regular trips to this republic. We will come again in December.” 

Svetlana Ulyanova noted unprecedented effectiveness of the expedition: “We broke our own record: for the first time, more than 400 participants from 7 educational institutions, from 3 regions gathered in one place! The Russian language ambassadors not only taught a huge number of lessons, but also became imbued with Indian culture.”

“Today is a unique opportunity to pass the baton to the ambassadors of the Russian language in Vietnam,” added Yulia Karmanova.

Ksenia and Gulnaz spoke enthusiastically about the experience: “It was a month of lessons, dancing, songs, fun. We talked, drew, and read Russian literature. Indian students and schoolchildren happily accepted our ideas. We hope that our communication will not end there!”.

In response, Ksenia and Gulnaz’s students sincerely thanked them for interesting interactive lessons, promoting the Russian language and strengthening international relations.

 

At the end of the meeting, the volunteers, together with their students, sang the song “Orange Sky”.

The expedition was organized with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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26.10.2023 

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Participants were divided into groups according to the results of auditions, which were held on October 17 and 19.

Now there will be weekly rehearsals with the head of the choir Konstantin Mikhailov every Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30PM.

You still can join the choir!

Don’t hesitate to contact Konstantin Konstantinovich for individual audition (https://vk.com/litinstitutru) via phone: +7 920 950 57 34

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24.10.2023 

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On October 18, a live broadcast was held with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Serbia.

PhD student of the 1st year Vukashin Gavrich gave a speech with the slide-show about Pushkin Institute and shared his experience of life in Russia. Also he answered questions from the audience.

Ivan Leonov, the Deputy Dean of the Philology Faculty, spoke about the opportunities of taking our Master’s course. Anastasia Pishalchenko, the specialist of the Center of Additional Education shared with the audience the information about programs for teachers their Center can offer.

The students of University of Belgrade, our long-time partner, joined the live broadcast. Serbian students have shown interest in studying at Pushkin Institute and taking the Master’s course. Some of them have already expressed their availability to join the Summer School of our Institute and improve their Russian language proficiency.

We are waiting for Serbian students in Pushkin Institute!

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24.10.2023 

Don’t miss the lecture “October 19. The opening Day of the Imperial Lyceum”, dedicated to the Lyceum Student’s Day.

The speaker is Elmira Afanasyeva, Doctor of Philology and Chief Researcher of Pushkin Institute.

October 19 is an important date of Pushkin calendar, because it’s the day of the grand opening of the Imperial Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. The event took place in 1811. The first students of the privileged educational institution were 30 young men who passed serious entrance tests. 12-year-old Alexander Pushkin was among them. Thanks to him, the “lyceum cherished day”, admiration of the lyceum friendship and the memory of teachers have become important for the Russian culture.

Video is available here: https://clck.ru/3696HV  

Enjoy watching!

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20.10.2023 

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On October 16, Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Sergeyevna Trukhanovskaya took part in the episode of «Time of reading». She answered the questions of the headliner Irina Ryzhova.

The rector reminded that the year was declared as the Year of Russian Language in The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Year of Teacher and Mentor. «During this period there were many scientific, educational and enlightening events, the main topic of which was the Russian language as a means of intercultural communication in the post-Soviet space», – said Natalia Sergeyevna.

The key event of the year was the Third Kostomarovskyi Forum. It was held at our Institute in May and was dedicated to the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture. The Forum confirmed the high international status, bringing together many participants from CIS countries.

The rector spoke in detail about the program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world”, which is being successfully implemented by the Institute. It is aimed at strengthening the position of the Russian language globally. This year the project has broaden its travelling horizons: the ambassadors have set foot on the soil of Cuba.

Keeping the tradition of the show, Natalia Sergeevna read an excerpt from the book at the end of the episode. She chose the most famous collection of works written by the English author James Herriot which is “All creatures, big and small”.

«Time of reading» is a project of Pushkin Institute and «Mosrazvitiye». Meetings are held once in two weeks online on the page «Libraries of Moscow» in «VKontakte».

Video is available here: https://clck.ru/368Ke5   

Enjoy watching!

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20.10.2023 

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On October 17, the Pushkin Russian Office was solemnly opened in Abidjan. It was founded by the University of Efrat and the Shareau Foundation.

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Côte d’Ivoire Alexey Saltykov welcomed the participants. He stressed that our countries have trade and economic relations, as well as cooperation in the field of education. The ambassador noted the huge cultural potential of the Russian language, studying of which will now be available to residents of the African Republic.

Pushkin Institute was represented at the event by Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina Atrashkevich and Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Elena Sivriuk. They congratulated colleagues on behalf of the rector of the Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya and conveyed her words that this event «will not only strengthen further Russian-African humanitarian cooperation, but will also become the basis for the implementation of professional activities in the field of teaching and learning Russian language and culture». Representatives of our institute also spoke about the educational programs of the university.

Also we’d like to remind that this summer Pushkin Institute held its first meeting with a representative of the University of Efrat and the Shareau Foundation.

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20.10.2023 

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The first meeting of the new Student Council’s club of our Institute was held on October 13.

Foreign and Russian students got acquainted with each other and shared their interests – favourite music, literature and the Russian language.

Stay up-to-date on our news so you don’t miss your next meeting!

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19.10.2023 

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On October 13, representatives of the admission campaign of our institute visited school №534. This educational institution is the winner of the “School of New Technologies” competition and the prize-winner of the “Social Partnership Territory” competition, as well as the multiple grant winner from the President and Moscow Mayor.

The high school students listened to a lecture about admission to Pushkin Institute, student life, institute projects and scientific prospects of studies.

We are waiting for new applicants!

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19.10.2023 

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On October 27, our institute will host the cultural and educational festival «Horizons of friendship: the venue – Volgina st, 6».

Students from Turkey and the African national team (Congo, Mozambique, Central African Republic) will be participating in the event.

Content of the event:

– Meeting with students from Turkey and Africa

– Presentations about the culture and traditions of the participating countries

– Dances and musical pieces

– Master classes for schoolchildren: «Speaking Turkish», «Riddles of Sunny Africa» (students’ choice)

You are welcome to participate in the festival of schoolchildren along with teachers or parents.

You are welcome to send applications for participation here: usubboty@rambler.ru  or ISLeonov@pushkin.institute until October 25.

The application should include:

1) The name of the educational organization

2) Full name of a participant, their position, contacts of the team leader

3) Number of students and accompanying staff

Representatives of the organizing committee of the project will be waiting at the entrance of the Institute from 3.30 pm.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the project manager Ivan Leonov via phone +7 (962) 915-60-22 or e-mail ISLeonov@pushkin.institute.

October 27 at 4:30 pm

We’re waiting for you!

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18.10.2023 

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Vice Dean of the Philology Faculty Ivan Leonov will talk about the studies at the Institute, the features of educational programs, the profession of philologist and preparation courses opportunities for schoolchildren passing State Exams.

Our institute students will share information about youth policy, student council and events, which Pushkin Institute holds.

October 21 at 12:30

6, Akademika Volgina Street, Moscow

Please fill in the registration form here, it’s necessary for participating: https://clck.ru/367c22

Follow our Telegram channel «Enroll Pushkin Institute»: https://clck.ru/33mnvb

We are waiting for you!

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18.10.2023 

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The report on the trip of volunteers of the program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World” to India was released by the YouTube channel “Time of the Russian World”.

The participants of the international program have been holding lessons for schoolchildren and students for 4 weeks.

Video is available here: https://clck.ru/366sWh

Enjoy viewing!

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18.10.2023 

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The volunteers of the program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” continue their work in Delhi.

Last week they held several interactive lectures on Russian culture for students of various fields of study at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Etiquette phrases, colours, as well as Russian crafts – Gzhel and Khokhloma – became the main topics of the lessons. Moreover, all classes were in Russian.

Indian students were looking at bright patterns with interest. Participants were discussing the details of the images and tried to draw them themselves.

Ksenia Pautova and Gulnaz Mardanova also spoke about Russian folk instruments and turned on records of their sound.

The students shared their knowledge about Indian folk music and played the song “Valenki” on spoons.

Keeping the tradition, volunteers gave “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” souvenirs to participants.

The expedition was arranged by Pushkin Institute with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science.

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17.10.2023 

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The first meeting of the participants of the scientific and practical workshop «School of RFL teachers 2023-2024» on October 19.

This year’s series of events will be opened by the lecture “Verbs of Movement in RFL classes”. It will be concerning the problems of semantics of verbs of movement at the A2 level and above.

Svetlana Persyanova will be the lecturer – she is the Dean of the RFL Education, PhD in Philology and an Associate Professor of Pushkin Institute. The expert will talk about the difficulties that students have in studying verbs of movement, and about methodological techniques and manuals that will help teachers guide students through one of the most difficult topics of Russian grammar.

October 19 at 3PM

The meeting will be held online (live on YouTube). You are welcome to ask questions and exchange opinions in chat during the lecture.

Registration form, timetable and link to lectures can be found on the project website: https://clck.ru/366kJt 

Please feel free to contact the project coordinator Darya Truhanova +79269407939 (Telegram or WhatsApp).

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17.10.2023 

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On October 10, Elena Krechina, the winner of the competition «Master of Russian Language-2023», held a lesson/adventure game in Amman, representing our institute. Her class was called «Journey through Russia».

During the lesson, the participants, philology students, went on a virtual journey from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Their task was to reach their final destination as quickly as possible, solving grammatical and phonetic problems also competing in linguistic games. The game ended with presentation of the commemorative awards including the awards of Pushkin Institute.

Elena and her colleagues also held various master classes in Jordan, lessons for bilingual children and for adults learning Russian.

The event was arranged with the support of the Russian House in Amman.

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17.10.2023 

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On October 6, Pushkin Institute master’s degree student Elisaveta Bashkina gave a lecture on Russian culture at the Yüce Kolej Language School in Ankara.

Elizaveta won the contest «Master of Russian Language 2023» and currently she is undergoing an internship in the capital of Turkey. She teaches Russian as a foreign language and works with bilingual children, conducts private lessons and speaking  clubs for students. Also participating in cultural and educational projects is a very important part of her life.

The event was dedicated to The Day of the Russian Culture and was supported by Russian House in Turkey.

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17.10.2023 

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The director is a graduate of the Popov Choir Arts Academy, winner of international choral competitions and the Grand Prix of the International Choral Competition Konstantin Mikhailov. Creative plans: concerts at the Institute and at venues of Moscow participating in competitions and festivals song recordings trips, tours We invite students of our institute to choir audition! October 17 and 19 at 16:30 Assembly hall Pre-registration – in a personal message to Konstantin Mikhailov or by phone +7 920 950 57 34 In the message, you need to write: age faculty and group number music education (yes/no) phone number We are waiting for you in our choir! #PushkinInstitute

12.10.2023 

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On November 14, a competition of scientific works on the topic “Methodological science in traditions and innovations” will take place on the basis of the Department of Teaching Russian as a Foreign language. Russian and foreign students who study under the master’s programmes “Russian as a foreign language and intercultural communication” and “Russian language in multicultural environment” can participate. Students should present theses of their scientific work on an issue in sphere of methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language. Each participant can present only one scientific work in which he is the author or coauthor. It is not prohibited to present works, prepared by a team of students (no more than 3 people) under the guidance of supervisor. Winners will get a special right on publication of articles co-authored with supervisors in the journal “International Postgraduate Bulletin. Russian language abroad”. All participants will be awarded certificates. For participation you need to fill out the form: clck.ru/363Rxk You can send theses until November 13 inclusive to the coordinator of the competition Yulia Naumenko by email: YUMNaumenko@pushkin.institute or yulianaum@yandex.ru. If you have any questions, write to the same email addresses. Results of the competition will be published on November 23. Don’t miss the chance to delve into scientific life of the institute! #PushkinInstitute

11.10.2023 

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On the 5th of October, students of our institute gathered to play basketball, volleyball and badminton in the courtyard. 

🔑 You can spend there your free time too! In order to get a key for the playground put your signature in the application form at the security desk!

📋 Learn more about the visiting rules in this post.

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10.10.2023 

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On the 5th of October, Pushkin Institute’s students from China visited the Moscow Drama Theater “Сheloveck”, where they saw the play “Save Lenka” directed by Vladislav Skvortsov and based on the play by Malika Ikramova.

After the performance students explored Moscow by night.  

10.10.2023 

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In October 5, a live broadcast with Russian Embassy in Slovakia and Russian Center for Science and Culture in Vienna took place within the framework of the quota campaign for recruiting applicants.

Representatives of Pushkin Institute spoke about educational programs and educational projects of the university, emphasized the advantages of online learning on the portal “Education in Russian”, and also shared the features of student life.

Everyone was invited to join the project “RFL Teacher School”, where experts share materials for RFL teachers.

The event was attended by Director of Development and Project Management Department Yulia KarmanovaDeputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina AtrashkevichDeputy Dean for Research Daria Trukhanova and Specialist of the Center for Further Education Anastasia Pishchalchenko.

We are waiting for applicants from Austria and Slovakia!

09.10.2023 

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In October 5, Teacher’s Day was celebrated at school at the Russian embassy in Vietnam. Russian teachers from Hanoi branch of Pushkin Institute were also invited.

Gennady BezdetkoRussian Ambassador to Vietnam congratulated teachers on their professional holiday.

In this post we wrote about teachers of Pushkin Institute who arrived in Vietnam to acquaint Vietnamese students with  intricacies of the Russian language and peculiarities of Russian culture.

09.10.2023 

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On September 30, a meeting of rector of Azerbaijan University of Languages, Kamal Abdullaev, and Ekaterina Atrashkevich, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation at Pushkin Institute took place in Baku.

At the meeting they discussed joint activities of educational organizations, the possibility of opening a Russian language testing center in Azerbaijan and organizing internships.

The parties look forward for long and fruitful cooperation and exchange of experience in the field of teaching RFL.

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04.10.2023 

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The first stage of the joint project of our institute, University of Havana and educational TV channel ICRT has been completed: it was launched in September this year. The first 12 episodes of the educational program “Russian Language on TV” for beginners learning Russian in Cuba have been filmed.

Senior Lecturer of the Department of Internship of Foreign Specialists Elizaveta Golovakha and students from University of Havana participated in filming.

It is planned to record 12 lessons for level A0 and 24 lessons for each subsequent level.

04.10.2023 

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On September 29 and 30, an exhibition-fair about education in Russia was held at the Russian House (representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in New Delhi).

The event was dedicated to recruitment of Indian students under the Russian government quota to universities of Russia for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Opening remarks were made by Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Pavel Shevtsov:  “Relations between Russia and India are actively developing, especially in the field of education. Today’s exhibition, of course, symbolizes this. It is the first exhibition of such scale, but I am sure that we are forming a long-term tradition. Guys who will come to get acquainted with it will learn a lot about leading universities of Russia and opportunities to study there. I thank our partners for their assistance in organizing and holding the event. I wish success to our institutes!”

Representatives from Pushkin Institute took part in the exhibition: Svetlana Ulyanova, Director of the Center for External Communications and Development of International Youth Programs, and “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world”, Ksenia Pautova, graduate of Pushkin Institute, and Gulnaz Mardanova.

Activities of Russian language ambassadors in India continue. Over the course of a month, volunteers will conduct classes for Indian schoolchildren and students. Also, program participants will go on a friendly visit to Jai Narain Vyas University.

The expedition of Russian language ambassadors is supported by Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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03.10.2023 

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The subscription comprises:

– unlimited access to the club;

– 1 trial training with a trainer;

– 1 massage session;

– all group workouts according to the schedule (functional, strength, dance, step, cross-fit, boxing);

– hammam (separate);

– access to all areas of the club (gym, separate boxing and cross-training areas, warm-up/hitch room and circular training);

– 4 guest visits for friends.

The fitness club provides a wardrobe for outerwear, coolers with cold and hot water, a solarium, safe deposit boxes, shower gel and hair dryers in the showers.

 When applying for a subscription, students are obliged to present a student ID, and employees should present a pass to the Pushkin Institute.

 A unique subscription offer is valid at the Gym-Gym fitness club at 104 Profsoyuznaya Street, Belyaevo metro station.

 See you fit and healthy!

03.10.2023 

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Dear colleagues, we invite you to protect yourself, your relatives and get vaccinated against the flu.

Vaccine: “SOVIGRIP®” is a well-tolerated trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine. Its composition is updated annually in strict accordance with WHO recommendations.

The vaccination is highly advised for:

 – people over 60 years old;

– those who often suffer from acute respiratory viral infections;

– those suffering from chronic somatic diseases;

– persons who are in contact with a wide social circle.

Contraindications:

 – Allergy to chicken protein;

– Signs of SARS.

 You will need a passport and a health insurance policy.

October 4 from 9:00 to 12:00

Medical center premises, 1st floor of the dormitory

Take care of yourself!

03.10.2023 

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An expedition of the international volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” to India started today.

With organizational and information support of Jawaharlal Nehru University, volunteers will have been conducting classes for students and schoolchildren of partner educational organizations for 4 weeks. The ambassadors will also visit Jay Narain Vyas University, where the program will be presented.

The lessons were developed by methodologists of Pushkin Institute and take into account different levels of Russian language proficiency. They are aimed at developing interest in the Russian language and culture and are held in the form of games, master classes, quests and creative tasks.

International volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” has been implemented by Pushkin Institute since 2015 with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Over 8 years, more than 48,000 schoolchildren and students from Russia and foreign countries took part in the ambassadors’ educational events.

Information partners of the expedition: international network TV BRICS, edition “Eurasia today”.

27.09.2023 

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On September 25, a delegation from the Republic of Cuba represented by the Advisor for Education and Science of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in the Russian Federation Gustavo Cobreiro Suarez and first vice-rector of University of Havana Marian Hernandez visited Pushkin Institute.

“Historically, University of Havana has been our good partner. Today we would like to discuss our joint plans and agree on their implementation. We welcome new ideas and dialogue”, — greeted the guests Vice-Rector for Development and Digitalization of Education of Pushkin Institute Dina Gorbatova.

The meeting was also attended by Director of the International Cooperation Department Yuri Kopylov, his deputy Ekaterina Atrashkevich, Director of the Center for Continuing Education Maria Kharlamova, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language Anna Makarova, Head of the Office of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Elena Sivryuk.

The parties discussed joint projects and agreed on internships for students and teachers at Pushkin Institute, as well as on holding a Russian language Olympiad for Cuban schoolchildren, students and teachers, dedicated to the 225th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Pushkin.

Also Marian Hernadez on behalf of the teachers of the University of Havana, who completed an internship within the walls of our institute in August of this year, thanked our institute for  warm welcome and emphasized that the university is ready to develop a mutually beneficial partnership.

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Opening hours:

Monday — Friday 

‣ from 7 am to 9 am 

‣ from 8 pm tо 11 pm

Saturday — Sunday

‣ from 7:00 am to 11 pm (for self-training and sport events of the student council) 

A student can get a key at the institute’s security post by showing a student ID and registering in the journal.

In the sports ground you can practice only in sports clothes and shoes.

A visitor who got the keys is financially responsible for losing it or deliberately damaging the sports ground.

Before starting practice, check the equipment of the sports ground. If you find any defects, inform the security, if not, feel free to start training.

Be careful during training. The administration of the Institute is not responsible for injuries sustained during self-practice!

It is also strictly forbidden to drink alcohol, smoke and litter on the sports ground. Be polite to each other.

Have a good workout!

26.09.2023 

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On September 21-22 at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University passed V Forum of University Rectors of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Cuba, dedicated to strengthening academic ties between countries and expanding project activities in the field of teaching Russian as a foreign language.

The Cuban delegation included representatives of the country’s leading universities: University of Havana and University of Pedagogical Sciences named after Enrique Jose Varona.

At the forum, Pushkin Institute was represented by Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya, Vice-Rector for International Affairs Natalia Grendo and Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina Atrashkevich.

The rector made a report on the role of the Russian language as a tool for competitiveness in the labor market. She also spoke about plans for the first expedition of the international volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” in Cuba during 4 weeks, supported by University of Havana.

We remind you that the first season of the new TV show “Russian Language on TV” is being filmed in the Republic of Cuba with participation of teachers and students of our institute. We look forward for the first releases!

26.09.2023 

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Zhao Huihui, Member of Pushkin Institute Dormitory Council, as well as students from China attended the opening of the exhibition in honor of the 65th anniversary of the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Sergei Andriyaka, which takes place in the museum and exhibition complex of the Russian Academy of Arts.

 Students were amazed by realistic painting technique. They were surprised to learn that the master painted most of his paintings from memory.

22.09.2023 

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Natalia Trukhanovskaya became a speaker of the “Caspian Media Forum – 2023”, and also moderated the session “New mechanisms for promoting the Russian language as a tool of interethnic communication.” The Rector explained why the Russian language is needed today and what Pushkin Institute is doing to promote it in the world.

Natalia Trukhanovskaya named the main reasons to study the Russian language: high-quality Russian education, competitiveness in the labor market, opportunity to engage in science and business in the international space, and also to transmit traditional spiritual and moral values.

The Institute’s work to promote the Russian language includes:

– teaching and supporting the Russian language abroad;

– teaching Russian as a foreign and non-native language at the institute itself;

– training of Russian philologists and scientific projects;

– advanced training and professional retraining programs;

– testing in the Russian language, history and legislation of Russia;

– educational and enlightenment projects.

The Rector also gave interviews to a number of media outlets, including TV channels “Astrakhan 24”,“Russia 24 – Astrakhan” and “Vestnik Kavkaza”. Natalia Trukhanovskaya discussed the preservation of high status of the Russian language in the international arena, borrowing of words from other languages, spoke about the projects of Pushkin Institute and the role of universities in intercultural dialogue. We will reveal details of the conversation later – stay tuned for updates!

20.09.2023 

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The subscription comprises:

– unlimited access to the club;

– 1 trial training with a trainer;

– 1 massage session;

– all group workouts according to the schedule (functional, strength, dance, step, cross-fit, boxing);

– hammam (separate);

– access to all areas of the club (gym, separate boxing and cross-training areas, warm-up/hitch room and circular training);

– 4 guest visits for friends.

The fitness club provides a wardrobe for outerwear, coolers with cold and hot water, a solarium, safe deposit boxes, shower gel and hair dryers in the showers.

When applying for a subscription, students are obliged to present a student ID, and employees should present a pass to the Pushkin Institute.

A unique subscription offer is valid at the Gym-Gym fitness club at 104 Profsoyuznaya Street, Belyaevo metro station.

See you fit and healthy!

20.09.2023 

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On september 22 we invite you to our cozy meeting where we will play board games and talk with each other. We are going to detect the mafia and try to outwit everyone in UNO!

On september 22 (Friday) at 16:15 

On the 12th floor of the dormitory

We are waiting for all the students! Please, take tea and sweets if you can!

19.09.2023 

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At the 15th Congress of MAPRYAL, a panel discussion “Content of teaching the Russian language: how to respond to social orders” took place. A report on the Russian language as an effective tool for competitiveness in the labor market was made by Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya.

The rector explained why in the modern world you need to know the Russian language at a high level. Schoolchildren are no longer impressed by stories that this is the language of great writers – they can be offered an alternative and real factor in influencing their future.

For example, the Russian language will allow entrepreneurs from CIS countries to enter the markets of Russia and neighboring countries. For young people in our country, a good knowledge of the Russian language will be useful when finding a job: language and speech literacy are on the list of requirements for a wide variety of vacancies – even where higher education is not required.

“When we talk to young people, we say: “The Russian language is what is really important for your life.” – At the same time, we always emphasize that not only language literacy is important, but also speech literacy – that is, the ability to speak correctly in a specific situation. Anyone who speaks a language at a high level receives an undeniable competitive advantage in the future.”– noted Natalia Trukhanovskaya.

Recording of the panel discussion – link.

18.09.2023 

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The ideological inspirer and first general secretary, and then president of the association was academician Vitaly Kostomarovthe founder and first rector of  Pushkin Institute. In memory of him, the department of scientific activities opened the exhibition “Academician Kostomarov – half a century with MAPRYAL.”

 Seven employees of the institute will be the heads of sections and round tables of the congress. The event will conclude with the General Assembly of MAPRYAL, at which the president of the association, vice-presidents and members of the presidium will be elected.

 In addition to the opening ceremony and plenary session, the first discussions are taking place today. The round table “Lessons from digital lockdown: how has the practice of teaching the Russian language changed?” was moderated by Maria Lebedeva, Head of the Laboratory of Cognitive and Linguistic Research of Pushkin Institute.

 Tomorrow there will be a meeting in the direction: “Modern Russian language: sociolinguistic aspects of research” – its chairman will be Svetlana Kamysheva, Head of the Center for Language Policy and International Education of Pushkin Institute.

 A meeting in the direction of “Russian literature in the world literary process: history and modernity” will be led by Alexander Pashkov,  Head of the Department of World Literature of Pushkin Institute.

 In addition, the heads of a meeting in the direction of “Methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign, native and non-native language” will be Natalia Bozhenkova, Professor of the Department of General and Russian Linguistics, and Elkhan Azimov, Professor of the Department of Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language, and in the direction of “Methods of teaching Russian literature: theory and practice”  – professor of Pushkin Institute Natalia Kulibina.

 In the discussion will also participate Natalia Trukhanovskaya, Rector of Pushkin Institute, and Andrey Shcherbakov, Director of the Department of Scientific Activities.

  We wish our colleagues interesting reports and fruitful discussions!

15.09.2023 

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On September 13, our institute met guests led by Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Charles Arizechukwu Igwe. The meeting was attended by Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov, his deputy Ekaterina Atrashkevich, Director of the Center for External Communications and Youth Program Development Svetlana Ulyanova, Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Elena Sivryuk and her deputy Victoria Shibaeva.

 The parties discussed promising options for cooperation and new projects, including the opening of the Russian language learning and testing center “Pushkin Institute” at the University of Nigeria. Svetlana Ulyanova also spoke about the possibilities of implementing the program “Ambassadors of the Russian language” in the country.

 Guests who visited Russia for the first time noted the hospitality and cordiality with which they were greeted.

 Representatives of the university expressed sincere interest in developing the study of the Russian language and partnership with Pushkin Institute, which began back in 2018. Then the parties signed a cooperation agreement.

We look forward for productive interaction with our Nigerian colleagues!

15.09.2023 

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Evgeny Kapyev spoke about his career path, gave advice on choosing a place to work, listed competencies that are relevant today in the book market, and inspired students to participate in internships.

Our guest also met with Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya. They discussed possible cooperation, including organizing internships for students.

Answering questions from the audience, Kapyev named the best-selling genres of books and his favorite works that changed his life – not only business literature is on the list!

Evgeny also shared his opinion on what a good and popular writer should be, how to present yourself to a novice author, and what mistakes editors and writers make:

“The biggest mistake an author makes is not reading his competitors. “I have seen many times how detective authors used Daria Dontsova’s techniques, and now they are sold in large quantities.”

Debunking the myth about the ‘death’ of paper books in the digital era, Evgeny Kapyev said a phrase popular among book publishers: “E-books will soon be as valuable as vinyl”, hinting at the prevailing demand for paper-based knowledge media.

At the end of the meeting, the guest thanked everyone for fascinating questions and warm welcome.

The moderator was Irina Ryzhova.

More photo — in our album!

11.09.2023 

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On September 9, 2023 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) on the basis of  branch of the Russian Chemical-Technological University named after. Dmitry Mendeleev, Day of Knowledge was held for students of Russian universities branches in Uzbekistan.

Pushkin Institute also took part in the celebration – the institute was represented by Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philology for Research, professor Irina Leshutina, who gave a lecture on the importance of the ability to speak beautifully and competently in the direction of “Science and Education”.

Irina greeted guests of the celebration and noted that “Scientific knowledge is the foundation of education, and when students engage in science, this becomes a guarantee of their interesting, exciting and vibrant student life.”

11.09.2023 

On September 5, opening of the international educational project “Russian language in Africa: roads friendship and cooperation” took place. It is aimed at popularizing the Russian language, education, culture and developing intercultural cooperation between Russia and African countries.

The opening took place online. Pushkin Institute was represented there by the dean of the faculty of teaching Russian as a foreign language Svetlana Persiyanova.

The first webinar of the series “Russia – Africa: intercultural dialogue” will be held on September 12.

Recording of the opening – follow the link: https://youtu.be/pJH24VIcrFY

Telegram channel of the project: https://t.me/Africa_Russia_Dialogue

WhatsApp group: https://clck.ru/35dNew

The project is being implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

11.09.2023 

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On September 7, a training evacuation took place at Pushkin Institute. After fire alert all staff and students left the institute in an organized manner. 

Vice-Rector for Administrative and Economic Activities Igor Kurochkin thanked all participants for efficiency and calmness in the end of training.

 Earlier we published security rules in case of emergency. How to evacuate, what you need to take with you and what should you do if you notice people who don’t evacuate — in this post.

 This spring there were also lections for Pushkin Institute’s staff about rules of conduct in case of terrorist threat and fire alert. On June 2, a training evacuation passed.

08.09.2023 

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On August 29, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Pushkin Institute Natalia Grendo and founder of Russian language center «Ivan and Maria» Marina Semenenko signed cooperation agreement. 

Russian language center is oriented on teaching Russian language to foreign students. Within the framework of cooperation, it is planned to open the first official Russian language testing center of Pushkin Institute in Morocco. This will let Africans pass the certificated Russian language exam in their country. In the future, they will be able to try to enroll in Russian universities.

Our institute also represented Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina Atrashkevich, Deputy Director of the Testing center Ekaterina Shevchenko and specialist of the Organizational and analytical department Anna Burdykina.

05.09.2023 

On September 8, a meeting will be conducted with CEO of «Eksmo» Evgeny Kapiev. He will speak about aspects of book business, profession of an editor, bestsellers and working with authors.

Kapiev has been working in «Eksmo» since 2007. In 2008, he headed an editorial office of applied literature — during his management sales volume increased 7 times. In 2017, the editorial office was transformed into  independent imprint — «Bombora» publishing.

«Eksmo» publishes books of popular Russian and foreign authors: Viktor Pelevin, Oleg Roi, Vadim Panov, Tatiana Ustinova, Masha Traub,  Terry Pratchett, Isaac Asimov and others. 

Evgeny Kapiev graduated from many business schools, including the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, RANEPA School of Management Consultants, International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland), Synergy Business School and Singularity University.

You will be able to see the celebrity of publishing business, ask about Pelevin and how to publish your own book.

September 8 at 16:00

Assembly hall (3rd floor)

We are waiting for you!

05.09.2023 

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During an expedition, volunteers of the programme not only conducted interactive classes in the Russian language and literature in children’s camps, but also got acquainted with the culture of Kyrgyzstan.

Ambassadors visited the cultural center “Rukh Ordo”, which includes 10 museums and 5 chapels, each of which represents one of the world’s confessions: Islam, Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Buddhism and Judaism.

The cultural center is named after the national writer of Kyrgyzstan – Chingiz Torekulovich Aitmatov. His main works – “The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years”, “The Place of the Skull”, “White steamship” – were written in Russian. There is a memorial house of the writer and a whole gallery of sculptures based on his books on the territory of  “Rukh Ordo”. Here you can see the wolf Akbar, unfortunate mankurt, Donenbai bird and other characters.

Volunteers also went on excursions to the Grigorievsky and Semyonovsky gorges. Alena Gorbunova, ambassador and member of the expedition, shares her impressions:

“One of the most exciting parts of the trip was horse riding. It was my first experience and it turned out to be incredibly exciting. I was also amazed by the views that opened before us. At that moment, feelings seemed simply indescribable – I was able to see magnificent landscapes in all their glory”.

Educational and enlightment expedition of the volunteer programme “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” to the Kyrgyz Republic was implemented by Pushkin Institute with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Information partners: international network TV BRICS“Eurasia Today” publishing.

04.09.2023 

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By September 1, Pushkin Institute has prepared an exciting programme for students and professors. In addition to the solemn part, exciting activities and a meeting with a special guest are planned for you!

Celebration begins at 10:00 am at the entrance to the institute.

You will see:

– sports activities;

– fair of student associations;

– a wish tree.

Then you will be invited to the assembly hall, where the Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya will greet our first-year students and congratulate everyone on the beginning of the academic year.

The student anthem “Gaudeamus” will be played, mentors will perform a dance, after which a symbolic student card will be handed over from a graduate to the first-year student.

The highlight of the program is a lecture by the “king of poetry” Dmitry Vodennikov — poet, essayist and prose writer, host of poetry emissions on “Radio Russia”. Vodennikov is the winner of the 2019 “Book of the Year” award in the Poetry of the Year nomination, as well as the Moscow Account award in 2003. We told more about the author and the meeting with him in this post.

After the lecture, student mentors club will conduct an excursion-quest “Pushkin House” for first-year students. Then there will be a screening of the film “A Brief History of Russian Culture” from the Russian Society “Knowledge”.

Celebration will end with the launch of a Google survey for first-year students.

The final word will be spoken by the Dean of the Faculty of Philology Anastasia Solomonova.

Accreditation upon request by mail: pr@pushkin.institute 

Also on this day, it will be possible to get a Unified Library Card for Moscow Libraries for free. By using it, you can borrow up to 15 books per month and work in a library co-working space.

You will need a passport to get it.

Registration will be held on the first floor of the main building at the stand of the Library No. 180 named after Nikolai Fedorov.

31.08.2023 

According to the latest release of the “Three Missions of the University” ranking, our institute entered the top 900 universities in the world (in total, 2000 institutions from 112 countries were included in the rating). Pushkin Institute also entered the top 36 in the sub-ranking of Russian universities.

The Institute has improved its positions comparing with the previous year: in the world rankings, it was included in interval group 901-1000 out of 1800 universities, and in Russia it ranked 38th.

In addition, Russia was included in the list of countries with the largest number of universities in the ranking — in total, it included 154 institutions of the country.

“This result is the undoubted merit of the entire Pushkin Institute staff: teachers, administration, admissions committee. I thank all my colleagues for their work and hope that positions of both our institute and Russian education as a whole will only become stronger”,said rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya.

More about the rating methodology — link.

Congratulations to the entire staff of Pushkin Institute!

31.08.2023 

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Natalia Trukhanovskaya, Rector of Pushkin Institute, gave an exclusive interview for the portal “Eurasia Today”. 

Natalia spoke on the trends in the CIS countries set by the announced Year of the Russian language, a fashion for learning Russian as a foreign language and about a word, which can possibly become the “Word of the Year — 2023”.

“The Russian language is a unique essence, that unites all of us, living in the CIS. This is a unique tool, a mechanism, which supports our union mental, sincere, moral”, — shares Natalia Trukhanovskaya.

Video: https://clck.ru/35V9eV

Enjoy watching!

30.08.2023 

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From July 28 to August 26, 2023, volunteers of the programme “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” participated in educational and enlightenment expedition to Kyrgyzstan. 14 ambassadors from Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus worked under strict guidance of the programme methodologist Alexandra Olkhovskaya, whose participation made it possible to make classes with children informative and interesting. 

Volunteers were warmly welcomed by three shifts of the Mayak and Zhalyn camps. More than 1700 Kyrgyz children got acquainted with Russian culture, learned cheerful melodies on spoons, made Russian folk amulets “horse-fire”, took part in rap-battles, passed a series of quizzes and quests and, surely, danced in everyone’s favorite flash mob “Rus’-Russia”.

Ambassadors visited several excursions around the picturesque lake Issyk-Kul and visited Bishkek. Children also learned a traditional Kyrgyz dance and were happy to show it at the closing events.

As part of the expedition, ambassadors of the Russian language visited a recently opened camp “First” for children from the CIS countries, who learn the Russian language.

“The main role of the programme “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” is to show the beauty and complexity of our language and culture, show our readiness for dialogue and mutual enrichment, build friendly relations with schoolchildren and students of expedition countries. All of this will help to preserve the Russian language as a connecting thread between our countries, ” says Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya.

Educational and  enlightenment expedition of the volunteer programme “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” to the Kyrgyz Republic was implemented by Pushkin Institute with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

30.08.2023 

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On august 26, on site garden “Hermitage passed a hospitality festival “Samovarfest”.

Teachers, students and employees, members of international volunteer programme “Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world” represented our institute. 

Guests of the festival could play on wooden spoons, try to write by goose pen, check their own knowledge of Russian regions and write a small dictation.

Specially for the festival visiting “Scientific Saturdays” were held. Head of the Department of Scientific Activity Andrey Shcherbakov spoke with lecture “From rock drawings to SMS: How signs communication are changing “. During the event guests learned about evolution of types and forms of communication, visual signs, which allow people exchange information.

Head of the Laboratory of Philological Research Alexandra Olkhovskaya within a framework of lectures “Mysterious Internet-smile: smiley, emoji, emoticon” told what is the difference between smiley, emoji and emoticon, when the first smiley appeared and why Vladimir Nabokov’s relate to it. Attention was paid to styles of emoticon, statistics of mostly used  types of emoticons and problems of emoji usage.

In completion guests left their messages on letter “Я”.

29.08.2023 

On August 25, expeditions of the ambassadors in Pushkinogorye were summed up . There was a presentation of the concepts of scientific articles and projects, by which children were inspired to create during excursions around the reserve. According to the results of the work of volunteers, new ambassadors of the Russian language had been selected: 

  1. Artemyeva Valeria
  2. Getmanenko Elena
  3. Day Zahar
  4. Adelina Litvinenko
  5. Ortman Marina
  6. Pavinskaya Veronica
  7. Starkova Alena
  8. Tynyankina Anastasia
  9. Tsaplina Tatiana
  10. Chernikova Xenia
  11. Chernysheva Maria

 

Among papers were not only articles on literary criticism, cultural studies and linguistics. The result of the expedition for one of the groups was the project of an audio guide “Moscow Tatiana Larina”, which can be used as an additional multimedia material to study the novel in verse “Eugene Onegin”.

Another project — methodological developments for the lesson “Through Pushkin’s places” based on expedition chronology — it is aimed at developing the Pushkinsky Reserve and drawing attention to this place, significant for Russian literature.

We congratulate guys and wish them success!

The expedition was supported by Department of Education and Science of Moscow.

29.08.2023 

Right now work  in the laboratory of cognitive and linguistic research of Pushkin Institute is humming: together with MAPRYAL, specialists are conducting a study of textbooks on Russian as a foreign language from all over the world. We’ve learned details of the project from researcher Antonina Laposhina.

According to Antonina, such study will help to assess a situation on the modern textbook market, identify scarce areas and current problems. The project also opens up opportunities for comparative research: what, for example, are the differences between textbooks of the Russian language published in Italy and Korea?

Currently, the project team has already collected textbooks from 61 countries around the world. Experts also announced a survey among teachers of the Russian language abroad (including those who had such experience in the past). Fill out the questionnaire by following the link.

Experts from Pushkin Institute will analyze textbooks in a number of ways: from the point of view of RFL methodology, presentation of sociocultural information about Russia and its comparison with native students’ culture, as well as from the perspective of corpus linguistics.

“Besides the analytical study itself, it seems to me extremely important that our institute will now collect, perhaps, the largest collection of samples of Russian as a foreign language textbooks from all over the world! This is a great opportunity for young professionals and our graduate students to draw on the senior colleagues’ experience in creating textbooks based on real examples”,– says Antonina Laposhina.

We talked about a variety of laboratory research in this post. There is a video!

Subscribe to the laboratory’s telegram channel DigitalPushkin, in which scientists talk about their experiments and developments.

28.08.2023 

The subscription comprises:

– unlimited access to the club;

– 1 trial training with a trainer;

– 1 massage session;

– all group workouts according to the schedule (functional, strength, dance, step, cross-fit, boxing);

– hammam (separate);

– access to all areas of the club (gym, separate boxing and cross-training areas, warm-up/hitch room and circular training);

– 4 guest visits for friends.

The fitness club provides a wardrobe for outerwear, coolers with cold and hot water, a solarium, safe deposit boxes, shower gel and hair dryers in the showers.

When applying for a subscription, students are obliged to present a student ID, and employees should present a pass to the Pushkin Institute.

A unique subscription offer is valid at the Gym-Gym fitness club at 104 Profsoyuznaya Street, Belyaevo metro station.

See you fit and healthy!

28.08.2023 

On September 1, poet, essayist and prose writer Dmitry Vodennikov is going to congratulate students on the Day of Knowledge and the beginning of the academic year and giving a lecture on modern poetry.

 Dmitry Vodennikov is the author of several books of poetry and the documentary novel “Hello, I Came to Say Goodbye to You!”, laureate of “Book of a year” prize in 2019 in nomination “Poetry of a year” and “Moscow account “ prize in 2003. In 1999, his collection of poems “Holiday” was shortlisted in Andrei Bely Prize and the Antibooker Prize. In 2007, Vodennikov was elected the king of poets at the Territory festival.

 “Even at the institute, I noticed —  a common thing for Dostoevsky: the novel does not begin until a scandal breaks out. It’s like my poetry. You definitely have to say something nasty to make it work”, — says Dmitry Vodennikov.

 Dmitry Borisovich graduated from the Department of Philology at MPGU, had been working at school for several years, but left because of a non-standard approach to teaching literature lessons. Then Vodennikov collaborated with leading newspapers and magazines, became the host of programs on Radio Russia, where he experimented with the synthesis of poetry and music.

 “I am not creative. I’m waiting for poems, then I write them. The rest of time I experience life itself “, Vodennikov speaks about himself.

 Little is known about the “king of poets”, he is a rather private person. At the meeting, you can not only see him, but also ask your questions.

 September 1 at 11:00

 Assembly hall (3rd floor)

 We are waiting for you, dear students!

 Photo: Alex Galler.

25.08.2023 

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This summer, the international camp “The First” was opened in Kyrgyzstan for children from the CIS countries who are learning Russian.

The missions of the camp “First” and the International Volunteer Program “Russian Language Ambassadors Abroad” are in tune and aimed at familiarizing children with Russian culture and the Russian language. On August 21, a meeting was held between Alexandra Olkhovskaya, methodologist of the Russian Language Ambassadors program,  and Lidia Dolgushina, curator of the camp.

The “First” is located very close — 500 m from the children’s camp “Zhalyn”. Therefore, the ambassadors held several classes for children in the new camp.

The acquaintance began with the volunteers’ brand show — playing the spoons. The children were told about the history of this musical instrument, about its relatives in different countries, and also about the fact that in 2018 the spoons found a new sound and became the main support for Russian athletes at the World Cup. The ambassadors also held a creative master class with children on making a Russian folk amulet “Horse-Fire”.

“I was pleasantly surprised that there are people who are directly involved in the popularization of the Russian language and are happy to spend summer days as volunteers. The children came out of the master classes happy! I have heard a lot of positive feedback. The guys-ambassadors are professionals in their field, found contact with children instantly, explained all actions clearly and accessible. I am sure that this is not our last meeting at the First camp,” Lydia Dolgushina shares her impressions.

The educational expedition of the volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World” to the Kyrgyz Republic is being implemented by the Pushkin Institute with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

24.08.2023 

The shortlists are available on the website.

 This year more than 300 people have applied to the master’s program of our institute.

 We are very happy to welcome new students and are looking forward to the start of the academic year.

 More information is available on the website.

 Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55.

Follow all the news of the admission campaign on the telegram channel “Enrol in the Pushkin Institute”.

23.08.2023 

Today we tell you about the Laboratory of Philological Research — the oldest scientific unit of the Pushkin Institute. Here they monitor the state of the Russian language, write dictionaries, study language typology, study the “Pushkin code”, study the category of politeness.

We asked Alexandra Olkhovskaya, head of the Laboratory of Philological Research, about the achievements of researchers and about the legend of Russian lexicography — Valery V. Morkovkin.

The laboratory was set up by the initiative of the Institute’s founder Vitaly G. Kostomarov and Lev A. Novikov, when  Pushkin Institute was only a scientific and methodological centre, and the laboratory was a sector of educational lexicography. 

From 1978 to 2016, it was headed by V.V. Morkovkin, the founder of anthropocentric and educational lexicography. Valery Morkovkin believed that a lexicographer should develop a dictionary according to the needs of the user — like a tailor sews a suit by the standards of a client.

Under the guidance of the scientist, the first dictionary for foreigners was developed— “Educational dictionary of the compatibility of words of the Russian language” (1978). Another landmark work — “The Lexical basis of the Russian language” (1984) — is simultaneously a dictionary, a lexical minimum, a manual on vocabulary and a theoretical study. The work is addressed to methodologists and authors of Russian as a foreign language textbooks.

An important achievement of V. Morkovkin was the world’s first series of intelligible dictionaries of terms of economics, sociology, chemistry, biology and other fields. Thematic dictionaries for students of Russian as a foreign language are  the credit that also goes to the scientist.

The pinnacle of his lexicographic activity is the “Great Universal Dictionary of the Russian Language” (2016). Here you can find information about the pronunciation, meaning, grammatical characteristics of the word, synonyms and antonyms, compatibility, etymology, country background.

Today, the ideas of Valery Morkovkin live and develop in the projects of the laboratory — soon we will tell you more about them. Stay tuned for our updates!

18.08.2023 

There are only a few days left before the start of the academic year, but our admissions board continues to work hard. Today, orders were published for admission for bachelor’s degree on a fee-paying basis and for postgraduate studies on government-financed basis!

You can see the orders on the website.

Congratulations to all the applicants!

Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55

18.08.2023 

Not only specialists can support a child with dyslexia. In this case, the competence and awareness of parents are especially important.

Pushkin Institute course for non-specialists, parents of children with dyslexia and dysgraphia, was developed under the auspices of the Association of Parents and Children with Dyslexia in partnership with leading experts in the field of analysis and correction of children’s reading and writing disorders .

After mastering the program, you will be able to:

– choose he right approach to the education of the child, taking into account his/her peculiarities;

– carry out correctional and pedagogical activities;

– support the families and the immediate environment of children with dyslexia.

Cost: 10 000 roubles.

Duration: 60 h.

Start of the program: August 22

To be enrolled in the course you should register in the student’s personal account using the link: lks.pushkininstitute.ru

Upon completion, an electronic certificate is issued.

17.08.2023 

On August 28 at 9:30 check-in to the dormitory begins, so we publish important information for your attention.

We recommend that you bring the following:

  • bed linen;
  • pillow;
  • blanket;
  • drying rack;
  • table lamp;
  • first aid kit;
  • hangers;
  • slippers;
  • sewing kit.

We remind you that it is forbidden to drill walls and glue posters in the dormitory.

If you choose to bring your own furniture (table, cabinets, bed) you should agree it with the administration of the dormitory.

If you have any questions, please call the administration of the dormitory by phone: 8-495-335-11-00.

All about the admission rules in 2023 — on the website of the admission campaign.

Also subscribe to our telegram channel “Enroll at Pushkin Institute”.

Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55.

17.08.2023 

Before checking out you should:

– get a departure checklist at the front desk;

– hand over bed linen and towels;

– pay the rent arrears;

– take things from the left-luggage room;

– for international students — to coordinate the departure with the Institute international department.

You will need a passport and a completed departure checklist (to be filled in on working days from 9:30 to 18:00) to leave.

You can leave after handing over the room, the key and the electronic pass.

If you have any questions feel free to address the administration of the dormitory for help: 8-495-335-11-00.

16.08.2023 

The subscription comprises:

– unlimited access to the club;

– 1 trial training with a trainer;

– 1 massage session;

– all group workouts according to the schedule (functional, strength, dance, step, cross-fit, boxing);

– hammam (separate);

– access to all areas of the club (gym, separate boxing and cross-training areas, warm-up/hitch room and circular training);

– 4 guest visits for friends.

Unlimited access for all services for students and staff — 1700 roubles per month.

The fitness club provides a wardrobe for outerwear, coolers with cold and hot water, a solarium, safe deposit boxes, shower gel and hair dryers in the showers.

When applying for a subscription, students are obliged to present a student ID, and employees should present a pass to the Pushkin Institute.

A unique subscription offer is valid at the Gym-Gym fitness club at 104 Profsoyuznaya Street, Belyaevo metro station.

See you fit and healthy!

15.08.2023 

Today Pskov State University gave a start to the project “Summer Institute” for young researchers. It is due to last until August 27. 25 teachers and researchers from 15 universities of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will get acquainted with outstanding Russian philologists and experts in the field of communication technologies.

Pushkin Institute is a partner in the project and an internship platform for participants. Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. She noted that two weeks of close communication will mark the beginning of new projects and strengthen ties between universities.

“Our experts have prepared a very interesting and intensive program, thanks to which you will be able to learn about the key activities of Pushkin Institute. These are unique methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language, the training of teachers of Russian, the development of methodological guides and dictionaries, assessment of Russian as a foreign language and as a second native,” explained Natalia Trukhanovskaya.

The Rector congratulated all participants and organizers of the “Summer Institute” on the start of the project and wished interesting and fruitful work.

The initiator of the project is the Ministry for Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

15.08.2023 

Our institute is in the top 100 of the First League of the National Aggregated Rating (NAR) and in the ranking of the best universities in Russia according to HeadHunter, and also ranks 5th in the RAEX ranking of universities in philology and journalism for 2023.

In addition, Pushkin Institute has entered the Premier League of the Subject National Aggregated Rating for 2023! According to the 8 indicators , Pushkin Institute took high positions in two categories in it :

– Linguistics and Literary Studies — 12th place out of 198 (Premier League): https://clck.ru/34gxjL

– Mass media and information and library business – top 50 (1 league): https://clck.ru/34gxop

In 2022, our institute took 5th place among Moscow universities and 8th place among Russian universities according to the Higher School of Economics monitoring  of the results of  the quality of admission to universities for government financed places. The average score of first-year undergraduate students of our institute then amounted to 92.9 for one exam.

This year, Pushkin Institute has admitted more than 800 applications on a government-financed basis.

The minimum passing score of enrolled students for undergraduate programs on a government-financed basis was 277. Despite the increase in the number of government-financed places, the average passing score remained as high – 92.9!

If you have made an application for admission but still hesitate whether to sign a contract with the Institute for paid tuition, you still have the opportunity to become part of our friendly team and be among the freshmen 

Learn more about the admission rules in 2023: priem.pushkin.institute.

Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55.

Also sign up for the telegram channel “Enroll in the Pushkin Institute”: https://clck.ru/33mnvb .

15.08.2023 

We are in a hurry to thank the admissions staff for their prompt work and support, and the applicants and their parents for their sincere warm words.

 On the cards we share the most pleasant comments to the admissions board.

 We look forward to seeing you in the new academic year!

 Everything about the admission campaign in 2023 is on the website.

To follow the updates, sign up for our telegram channel “Enroll in the Pushkin Institute”.

 Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55.

15.08.2023 

The beginning of the academic year is at hand, but before it comes there will be another significant event for students — a check-in to the dormitory!

 Check-in begins on August 28 at 9:30, you need to take a medical certificate 086u with you. No CONID-19 test is needed!

 Under-age students are to come with a parent/guardian or with a person who has the right to sign a contract.

 What is important to know before checking in:

 – Small appliances (kettle, hair dryer, steamer, blender), as well as bed linen can be taken to the dormitory.

– Electric cookers, heaters and boilers are prohibited for safety reasons.

 All about the admission rules in 2023 — on the website of the Admission Board.

 Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55.

11.08.2023 

We go on talking about the research activities in Pushkin Institute. Today we interviewed Maria Lebedeva, head of the Laboratory of Cognitive and Linguistic Research, a leading specialist in the field of designing digital educational resources in the Russian language.

Russian scientists’ mission is to develop the field of the Russian language teaching and education in the Russian language on an evidence—based basis. The laboratory works at the junction of different disciplines, which provides a 3D view of the problem. Researchers connect the knowledge of neurophysiology, computer science, psychology, linguistics.

Among the unusual scientific gadgets of the laboratory is an eye tracker, a device that allows you to track the direction of a person’s gaze. Using it, scientists analyse how a person reads text and views visual content on the screen. It allows you to learn more about reading in a digital environment and how to make it effective and interesting.

The results of the research are new efficient practices that methodologists introduce into the work of teachers. In addition, researchers collect data to make them available for all.

Maria Lebedeva spoke in more detail about the work of the laboratory in short videos. A video using an eytracker is also attached in this post. Later we will talk about the latest research of the laboratory and about projects that already comprise the discoveries of our scientists. Stay tuned to our updates!

Also sign up for the DigitalPushkin Laboratory’s telegram channel, where researcher talk about their experiments and developments.

11.08.2023 

Pushkin Institute website offers to sign up for Russian language courses for foreigners. The courses will give you an opportunity to study and work in Russia, plunge into Russian culture, as well as communicate with native speakers.

Our courses:

Foundation (pre-Uni) courses 

Russian language courses for foreigners who seek to enroll in an undergraduate program at Russian universities. 5 profiles are offered depending on students’ focus(humanities, economics, medical-biological, natural science, engineering and technology).

Russian language practice

 Russian language for students of any level: from A0 to B2+. Basic Russian language training for various purposes.

Summer school 

Russian language courses for students of any level: from A0 to C1. Intensive language practice, acquaintance with Russian culture. Classes in groups of 10 to 12 learners.

Upon completion of the courses, students receive an internationally recognized certificate and will be able to enroll in Pushkin Institute without extra exams.

Pushkin Institute is waiting for you:

– Highly-qualified faculty with rich expertise;

– In-depth interactive language learning;

– Individual approach;

– Online and offline training;

– Modern campus, cozy dormitory, cafe and gyms.

Over the past 50 years, more than 1.5 million foreigners from more than 150 countries have graduated from Pushkin Institute.

To learn more about the courses, curricula, terms of study and fee, follow the link.

Also subscribe to our telegram channel for foreigners «Pushkin Institute» and the group of the same name in «VKontakte». News about the life of the institute and announcements of important events are posted here in English.

See you in the House the Russian language dwells in!

10.08.2023 

Yesterday, August 9, Rector of Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya (Наталья Трухановская) met Cuban teachers of the Russian language who are taking part in a professional development program for teaching Russian as a foreign language at our institute.

The meeting was attended by the President of the National Commission on Career, Professor of the University of Havana Reina Rodriguez Cabrera and the head of the Russian-Italian Department of the University of Havana Ilsa Soto Perez. They thanked Natalia Sergeevna and the staff of the Institute for the warm welcome, told them what they liked most about studying, and also shared their impressions of walking around Moscow.

Vice-Rector for International Affairs Natalia Grendo (Наталья Грендо), Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov (Юрий Копылов), Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina Atrashkevich (Екатерина Атрашкевич), Director of the Center for Further Education Maria Kharlamova (Мария Харламова) and Chief Specialist of the Office of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Irina Zolkina (Ирина Золкина) also were participants in the meeting.

The rector expressed hope that such meetings would be held more often. We are waiting for new groups of Cuban interns, and in September the delegation of Pushkin Institute intends to visit Havana to shoot a TV program about the Russian language for the A0 level — we talked about this agreement in May.

10.08.2023 

“Russian Language Ambassadors Abroad” first shift in children’s camps in Kyrgyzstan goes on introducing children to the peculiarities of Russian culture, choosing formats available to children.

The volunteers organized a quest in which the participants had to show their team spirit, linguistic ingenuity and creativity.

The kids especially like to play spoons. In the Mayak camp, classes on this musical instrument are held daily. We are looking forward to the performance of the whole ensemble of lozhkars at the final concert.

The ambassadors also offer master classes on cross-cultural communication. At the end of classes, children receive memorable gifts.

The educational expedition of the volunteer program “Ambassadors of the Russian Language Abroad” to the Kyrgyz Republic is being carried out by Pushkin Institute with the support of the Ministry for Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

10.08.2023 

August 4, 2023 there was an online panel discussion “New academic year – new opportunities: should there be changes in approaches to learning Russian in Uzbekistan?”

 Experts from Russia and Uzbekistan shared their opinions on a wide range of issues. Particularly they discussed the situation in teaching Russian and migration development.  

 Galina Kuptsova, Ph.D. (Pedagogy), Foundation Department Dean, Centre of Russian as a Foreign Language studies, took part in the discussion.

 Ms. Kuptsova believes that the time when teaching Russian was based on the USSR methods and text-books is over. Such approaches meant excessive theory, orthography, punctuation, archaic lexis, but missed the result. 

 The round table organisers: online-periodical Plov.Press together with National Research Institute of Communication Development (NRIC).

09.08.2023 

We go on telling you about the educational expedition of the volunteer project “Ambassadors of Russian Language Abroad” to Kyrgyzstan which started July 21.

During their classes the volunteers acquaint children both traditional and modern Russian culture. They talk about Russian folklore, read Russian classical poetry and … arrange rap battles.

During their spare time the ambassadors go sightseeing. The volunteers from the Mayak camp visited the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek. They saw the central Mosque and then walked about to Kyrgyzstan-Russian Peoples Friendship park and the main square of Bishkek — Ala-Too.

The expedition is run by Pushkin Institute with the support of the Ministry for Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

August 10 at 10:40 Pushkin Institute launches a face-to-face shortlisting for the “Ambassadors of Russian Language Abroad” project with the support of the Department for Education and Science of Moscow. Rector Natalia Trukhanovskaya will give the start to the ceremony.

08.08.2023 

For more than half a century Pushkin Institute has been offering various courses and seminars in advanced training, professional development and studies for finals. Now the Centre has its own communities where you can find  the information about courses enrollment.

Now the enrollment in Chinese language courses (with native speakers) is on. Find the details here: https://clck.ru/34iXYJ. 

Sign up to be in the constant know!

Telegram: https://t.me/cdopushkin

VKontakte: https://vk.com/cdopushkin

08.08.2023 

In May, we told about the meeting of representatives of our institute with the leadership of the University of Havana and students of the Department of Foreign Languages, where the Pushkin Institute Chair is located. Then an exchange of students and Russian language teachers was decided to arrange between Russia and Cuba.

 As part of this program, the President of the National Career Commission, Professor Reina Rodriguez Cabrera of the University of Havana and the head of the Russian-Italian Department of the University of Havana Ilsa Soto Perez came to our Institute. They are undergoing a supplementary education program in Russian as a foreign language at the Center for Supplementary Education of Pushkin Institute.

 Irina Zolkina, Chief Specialist of the Office of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility, met the guests and showed them about the academic building of our institute. The teachers were very enthusiastic about the “Russian World” classroom.

 We wish our guests success in their studies and further work!

04.08.2023 

On July 31, at the meeting with Edwige Yapo Tai (Efrat University), a representative of the Shareau company, we discussed the major areas of cooperation between our organizations. Russian language training and the issues of assessment and certification were among them.

Pushkin Institute was represented by Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina Atrashkevich and Chief Specialist of the Office of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Irina Zolkina.

Russian Language Ambassadors in the World International volunteer program, the aim of which is to popularize the Russian language, culture and literature in Russia and abroad, aroused a particular interest of the guest.

Edwige Yapo Tai stressed that relations between Russia and Ivory Coast in the field of training qualified personnel are gradually reaching a new level. An additional incentive was the II Russia–Africa Summit, which was held in St. Petersburg from July 27 to 28, 2023.

The participants planned to sign cooperation agreements with Efrat University and Shareau Company, the first partners of the Pushkin Institute from West Africa

04.08.2023 

On July 31, the final “shift” of Pushkin Institute’s Summer School started this year. We asked Galina Kuptsova, director of the Summer school, to tell about features of the programme.

 Galina, what does Summer school offer?

G.K.: From year to year, the programme provides an opportunity for students from different countries, who are interested in the Russian language and culture, to come to Moscow and see Russia with their own eyes, enhance level of the Russian language, find new friends and just spend summer in an interesting way.

 How are things going this year?

G.K.: For the third month now, representatives of more than thirty countries learn not only how to speak Russian well, but also they get a unique experience of being in the language environment on a daily basis. Maybe a proverb “It is better to see once, than hear a hundred times” exists in many languages of the world, but joyfully, this task has become a stimulus to action for our students.

 How many students came to Summer School?

G.K.: This year more than 100 people from all over the world and from almost all continents. Some of them have realized an old dream – to see Red Square, others noted, that they feel “at home” here, others remembered, what Moscow was like five years ago, and were surprised, what it looks like now. Despite the fact, that Summer School takes place every year and for Pushkin Institute this project is traditional, habitual and even ordinary to some extent, we understand that for our students these are priceless memories for a lifetime, a new experience, vivid impressions, and probably a decisive step towards something big and meaningful.

 Do Summer School teachers work with students outside the classroom walls?

G.K.: Certainly, teachers give impetus to the entire educational process, they have long moved from the native Russian speakers and academic mentors category to the category of educators, psychologists, assistants, friends, those, who are they asking about, returning to institute after many years.

 What is the main difference between Summer School and other programmes of Pushkin Institute for studying Russian as a foreign language?

G.K.: Possibly the main difference is that summer is conducive to relaxation, adventures, acquiring new skills and implementation of various ideas and plans. With this attitude, people feel more open, sociable, relaxed and positive. Summer classes cover a variety of topics, unexpected opinions are expressed, listening and speaking skills are being developed naturally and easily, and motivation to speak in Russian is increasing and gaining momentum. Intensity of classes, attention to different aspects of the language, emphasis on Russian culture and dialogue of cultures are indispensable conditions for educational process at Pushkin Institute.

We thank Galina Kuptsova for the interesting conversation and invite everyone to Summer School in 2024!

03.08.2023 

Today we will tell you about the tactile communication research laboratory, the most “touching” department of Pushkin Institute. We talked to researcher Ivan Skorokhodov about what scientists are doing here and what are the prospects for their work.

Tactile communication research is at the intersection of neuroscience, linguistics and psychology. Participation of philologists makes it possible to actively include a linguistic and cultural component: for example, one of the most striking areas is devoted to the perception of touch in different cultures.

Generally, it is not customary to discuss such topics in a number of cultures. For instance, at first a Chinese group considered such study indecent, but nevertheless they agreed to participate after an explanation. At the same time, students from other countries are more likely to tell scientists about the perception of touch in their cultures, Ivan noted.

Practical significance includes better training of teachers and psychologists, development of recommendations and methodological materials. Knowledge of the tactile side of communication will deepen analysis of non-verbal communication and will allow to work more effectively in different audiences.

The results of recent studies were presented by the laboratory staff at the Kostomarov Forum in May this year: https://clck.ru/34aoqb.

Soon we will tell you about the work of other laboratories of Pushkin Institute. Follow our updates!

03.08.2023 

The guests were welcomed by Rector of the Pushkin Institute Natalia Trukhanovskaya, Vice-Rector for International Affairs Natalia Grendo, Director of the Department of International Cooperation Yuri Kopylov, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation Ekaterina Atrashkevich and Head of the Office of International Cooperation and Academic Mobility Elena Sivryuk.

 Natalia Trukhanovskaya showed the guests about the Institute’s campus. The rector showed classrooms and the Russkiy Mir Room. The guests appreciated the capacity of the assembly hall, the comfort of the canteen. The compactness and convenience of the campus made a favorable impression.

 Then the guests were accompanied to the rector’s office for a meeting on partnership issues, where they discussed issues related to the need to train teachers of the Russian language.

 Natalya Trukhanovskaya spoke about the international programme “Ambassadors of the Russian Language in the World”, whose representatives travel to different countries and talk about the Russian language and culture in a playful way. Rector suggested organizing an expedition of volunteers to Congo.

 The result of the discussion was the negotiation of the possibility of establishing a Russian language and literature Chair at Kalemie University. Pushkin Institute has an experience in running such chairs in Cuba, France, Vietnam and other countries, supervising teachers and providing the latest methods.

 The rector of Kalemie University stated that the need for studying Russian in the republic is high, the university does not yet have a chair of the Russian language and that it can become a center for teaching the Russian language for teachers of all universities in Congo likewise with the chairs of Pushkin Institute in other countries. Setting up such a chair will be discussed with the Ministry of Higher Education of Congo.

 In addition, he noted that knowledge of the Russian language will allow publishing research papers and bringing scientists’ activities of the republic on the international level.

 “We are very pleased with the attention from Kalemie University and the desire to develop the Russian language in Congo. We hope that we will be able to implement all projects to promote the Russian language in the republic,” said Natalya Trukhanovskaya.

 At the end of the meeting, the guests thanked the institute’s management for the warm welcome and noted that they hope for long and fruitful cooperation.

02.08.2023 

From July 27 to July 28, 2023, the second Summit of Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum was held in St. Petersburg at the Convention and Exhibition Center “Expoforum”, which was attended by the rector of the Pushkin Institute, Natalia Trukhanovskaya, and Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Natalia Grendo.

The forum’s agenda included more than 40 panel sessions and thematic events on the crucial issues of interaction between Russia and African countries, including in the field of science and education.

The delegation of Pushkin Institute participated in the Plenary session chaired by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

“Today, about 35,000 students from Africa study at Russian universities, and this number is annually growing. The quota for education for Africans at the expense of the federal budget has increased two and a half times over three years, and for the next academic year it will amount to more than 4.7 thousand people,” the head of state said.

Vladimir Putin noted that training of qualified personnel has been and remains a traditional area of Russian-African cooperation.

Also within a framework of the forum, a session of the Russian Union of Rectors “Russia and Africa: Prospects for the Development of Interuniversity Cooperation” was held.

The Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation addressed a greeting. He quoted former South African President Nelson Mandela: “Education is the greatest engine of personal development. By virtue of education a peasant’s daughter can become a doctor, a miner’s son can become the head of a mine, and a child of agricultural workers can become the president of a great nation,” said Valeriy Falkov.

At the session, speakers from Russia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo discussed ways of developing scientific and educational cooperation between Russia and African countries, challenges of interaction and prospects, as well as demand for specialists in Africa.

Natalia Trukhanovskaya in her speech at the event emphasized that the Russian language is a great value itself, but at the same time, it is also the most important tool for obtaining another value – high-quality Russian education. High level of Russian language proficiency makes it possible to master courses in any professional field and, eventually, the possibility of increasing socio-economic well-being of both a person and the country of which he/she is a citizen. Pushkin Institute has been and remains the leader in developing methods and providing training for teaching Russian as a foreign language.

In continuation of the speeches of colleagues who mentioned the Goethe, Confucius, Cervantes Institutes as examples of successful promotion of other major world languages in the world, the rector of Pushkin Institute noted: “We advocate that considerable attention should be paid not only to training of visiting students, but also to continuous professional development of teachers who acquaint schoolchildren and adults in their countries with the Russian language. I can only welcome the setting up of new centers of the Russian language and the revival of the previously existing ones! I would be very glad to provide any assistance in the promotion of this work. Pushkin Institute brand could become a unified brand for our presence as the Russian language centers in African countries.”

01.08.2023 

July - 2023

The list of required documents, the list of individual achievements, the schedule and the program of entrance examinations can be easily found on the website: priem.pushkin.institute

Documents for admission need to be submitted only in one way:

– personally;

– via Gosuslugi;

– through the applicant’s personal account on the institute’s website

 If you have submitted the documents through Gosuslugi you do not have to sign up for the personal account on the Institute’s website.

 You had better hurry up as the documents admission is to be over soon. We are waiting for you. 

 Also sign up for the Telegram channel “Enter Pushkin Institute”: https://clck.ru/33mnvb.

 Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55.

31.07.2023 

From July 17 to July 23 we Tver region hosted “Journalism Summer School”  – a week’s long intensive educational program aimed at raising professional competencies of  students media centers representatives.

Organizer: Ministry for science and higher education of the Russian Federation.

This year the School admits 111 students from 81 universities and more than 20 experts in media and journalism. 

For these five days the participants learnt about various social and professional challenges in modern journalism, the ways to make use of neural networks in the era of digitalization, the rules of making catching contents about science, etc. 

The main task for the teams was a multimedia longread aimed at popularizing science and education in Russia. Sofia Yurkiv, a senior student of the Philology Department of Pushkin Institute, was the author of the idea and the issuing editor of the longread “Digital Revolution in Education: how Russian universities adapt to new technologies“, which was recognized as one of the best ones. Now the longread team is working on adjustments that came from the jury in order to publish the project together with the Minobrnauki of Russia in the near future. 

“New acquaintances, experience exchnge, informative lectures and productive teamwork — all this I received at the “Summer School of Journalism — 2023″. Thank you for the opportunity to be among the best young media people in the country!” — Sofia shares her impressions.

31.07.2023 

Today, July 28, the admission of the documents is over for the priority state-financed undergraduate places, August 3 — the general admission is closing. If you are still in doubt – we are here to help you make your right choice.
Pushkin Institute is not just a university. It is a place which year in and year out welcome those form all parts of the world who love Russian language and literature.

Herу you will find:

– Quality education: our faculty are highly-skilled professors who are willing to share their expertise with you. Our graduates occupie promising positions of journalists, speechwriters, teachers and researchers.

– Unique training: we are all for the individual approach to the student. The Institute’s expertise will give an opportunity to develop in whatever relevant sphere you choose, and our academics who know each student by sight are always ready to give you advice and help you explore your potential.

– International recognition: Pushkin Institute is famous both within the country and abroad. Our diploma is a proof of quality philological education. Pushkin Institute is the leader among philological universities in Russia.

Catch a chance to get a blue-chip education and to enter the world-wide philological family. Come to the House the Russian Language Dwells In: Academician Volgin street 6, first floor, office 100.

More info about admission rules — on the Admission Board page.

Sign up for the Telegram channel «Enter Pushkin Institute»: https://clck.ru/33mnvb.

Admission Board: +7 (495) 335-11-33, WhatsApp: +7 (915) 326-10-55.

28.07.2023 

Pushkin Institute website offers to sign up for Russian language courses for foreigners. The courses will give you an opportunity to study and work in Russia, plunge into Russian culture, as well as communicate with native speakers.

    • Our courses:

  • Foundation (pre-Uni) courses 
    Russian language courses for foreigners who seek to enroll in an undergraduate program at Russian universities. 5 profiles are offered depending on students’ focus(humanities, economics, medical-biological, natural science, engineering and technology).
  • Russian language practice
    Russian language for students of any level: from A0 to B2+. Basic Russian language training for various purposes.

  • Summer school 
    Russian language courses for students of any level: from A0 to C1. Intensive language practice, acquaintance with Russian culture. Classes in groups of 10 to 12 learners.

Upon completion of the courses, students receive an internationally recognized certificate and will be able to enroll in Pushkin Institute without extra exams.

    • Pushkin Institute is waiting for you:
  • Highly-qualified faculty with rich expertise;
  • In-depth interactive language learning;
  • Individual approach;
  • Online and offline training;
  • Modern campus, cozy dormitory, cafe and gyms

Over the past 50 years, more than 1.5 million foreigners from more than 150 countries have graduated from Pushkin Institute.

To learn more about the courses, curricula, terms of study and fee, follow the link: http://pushkin.study/.

Also subscribe to our telegram channel for foreigners «Pushkin Institute»: https://t.me/pushkin_inst and the group of the same name in VKontakte: https://vk.com/public221746114. News about the life of the institute and announcements of important events are posted here in English.

See you in the House the Russian language dwells in!

27.07.2023