Rossotrudnichestvo discussed prospects for cooperation with the Pushkin Institute

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The participants of the working meeting of the Agency representatives with the leadership of the Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language considered the prospects for further development of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of teaching Russian abroad.

The meeting summed up the results of last year testing on the Russian language in foreign countries, such as Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the United States. In total, more than 380 people passed the testing, more than 370 foreign citizens received certificates.

The meeting considered the possibilities of activating the resources of the electronic portal "Education in Russian" in the course of organizing distance learning and improving the skills of foreign specialists in the Russian language as part of the projects concerning promotion of the Russian language abroad.

Rossotrudnichestvo and the Pushkin Institute also cooperate in the implementation of the International Volunteer Program "Ambassadors of the Russian Language". With the assistance of the Agency, similar expeditions were conducted in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Croatia. Since 2015, within the framework of the Program, students representing universities from different regions of Russia conduct lessons in Russian schools in Russian language, literature and culture for foreign students, not only in the capital, but also in regional schools.

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