For many years the Kazan State Institute of Culture has been the leading Russian scientific center for researching the fundamental problems of the development of world culture, national cultures of the peoples of the Volga region, library science, social and cultural activities, folklore, theatrical, musical, choreographic and visual arts.
To help international applicants gain an insight into the diversity of universities and choose a field of study they need, the multilingual HED magazine gathered the most relevant information on the Russian universities' admission requirements in one place.
Most of the universities are participants of the state Project 5-100, launched by the Ministry of Education and Science in accordance with the Decree of the President of Russia «On measures to implement state policy in the field of education and science».
On 11 February, the first meeting of the Public Council under Rossotrudnichestvo took place. This is a permanent advisory body that includes representatives of both educational and scientific structures, as well as media and business communities.
Peter Tolstoy, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma, who is also the Vice-Speaker of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in conversation with Rossotrudnichestvo commented on the ban on communication in Russian in a multi-ethnic state.
On January 16, an article of the "language law" entered into force in Ukraine, which introduces a total Ukrainization of the service sector. In the past 4 days, "MOVA activists" have sent about a hundred complaints, launching a real hunt for Russian speakers. Kiev journalist Ivan Rosada will share his opinion.
The Serbian student Luka Stevanovich studies law and is looking forward to taking up a master's degree programme at St Petersburg State University.Currently, he is a student at the preparatory course. With the pandemic restrictions, the University delivers the language course remotely; this has not become an obstacle in achieving high benchmarks in Russian language competency at all even within a semester.
The Chairman of the Commission Federation Council for Information Policy and Interaction with the Media Alexey Pushkov, who headed the State Duma Committee on International Affairs on the strategy of the new head of the American Agency in 2011-2016.
In 2020 St. Petersburg State University, together with the Ministry of Education of Russian Federation, held the largest competition in the field of Russian as a foreign language – the Second International Online Olympiad: it brought together more than 9500 participants from many countries, who really love the Russian language.