The Council of the Association of Russian Compatriots in the UAE held its 7th Annual Russian Language Round Table with the support of the Russian Embassy in the UAE and the Russian Consulate General in Dubai &Northern Emirates aimed at developing the interest around Russian language and literature within the Arab countries.
The Russian Language Round Table took place at Synergy University Dubai Campus, located in JLT, Dubai.
High profile attendance included:
- H.E. Mr. Alexander Efimov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UAE;
- H.E. Mr. Gocha Buachidze, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Dubai &Northern Emirates;
- Mr. Alexey Popov, Deputy Representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in UAE;
- Mr. Sergey Tolkarev, Representative MENA in World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots;
- Mr.Igor Egorov, Chairman of the Association of Russian Compatriots in the UAE;
- Ms. Elena Tarilova, Co-chairman of the Association of Russian Compatriots.
Honorary guests opened the Russian Language Round Table with welcoming remarks and emphasized the importance of having such events for the development of the Russian language abroad.
The Russian Language Round Table was combined with a literary exhibition and official ceremony of books handover to the Association of Russian compatriot’s library by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UAE. Provided by the Rossotrudnichestvo Association in the UAE, more than 1,000 books of Russian literature, language textbooks, manuals, history and social sciences books were donated as a foundation of the Russian library in the UAE. Ambassador of the RF to the UAE H.E Alexander Efimov congratulated the participants for the opening of long-awaited exhibition and along with H.E. Gocha Buachidzeand Mr. Alexey Popov officially opened the event by cutting the ribbon.
Following the inspiring speeches Ms. Elena Tarilovaand Dr. Safa Al Djanabi made a presentation on Russian language manuals and methods of teaching the Russian language to foreigners. Dr. Safa Al Djanabi shared his personal experience of learning the language back in Bagdad.
In addition, Russian language teachers from the International School in Dubai presented course books for all schools operating by the educational standards of the Russian Federation. The representatives of children's educational center "Aistenok" Alina Gilmanova and Dinara Hasanova presented programs and famous Zaitsev methods for early childhood development and education. In addition, paintings by Olga Smirnova were exhibited in the campus.
The experts in Russian philology and literature, editors and representatives of the Russian media, foreign graduates of Russian universities, representatives of the Russian-speaking community in the UAE, Russian Language teachers and teachers of Russian International School in Dubai, representatives of Russian universities and other educational institutions in the UAE were all involved and took active part in the discussions.
Followed by the cultural part of the event was an excellent artistic children’s performance, which amazed the public with heart-felt poetry from the war-period. The entertainment continued with the live music playing Russian songs, reciting excerpts from the works of classical literature and poems of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in three languages – Arabic, English and Russian.
Ms. Janiya Baimbetova
Public Relations Manager
Synergy University Dubai
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