Armenia hosts World Russian Language and Literature Contest

The Russian Center for Science and Culture in Armenia is hosting the World Lingua-Cultural Contest for Russian Language and Literature, News.am reports.

Natalya Yeruomenko, deputy head of the office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Armenia, PhD in Pedagogue Sciences, said that the contest is part of marking of the Russian Language Day within the framework of the federal purpose program for Russian language for 2011-2015. The contest was organized by Rossutrudnichestvo and the Center for International Education of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.

The contest is to popularize Russian language as an instrument of interethnic communication. Gurgen Barikyan, Executive Director of the Russian Education and Methodology Center of Russian Language, PhD in Pedagogue Sciences, informed pupils, students and Russian language teachers about the rule and terms of contest.

The extramural round of the contest is held on March 1-10, 2012. The intramural round will be held at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Yerevan on April 1-10, 2012. Aftermath will be announced on May 1, 2012.

Awards will be handed out at the Moscow State University of Lomonosov on June 6, 2012 (the birthday of A.S. Pushkin).

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