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Syrian Universities open Russian language departments

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Syrian Universities open Russian language departments


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation Riad Haddad has made a statement at the session of Russian Federation Council that all universities in Syria have opened Russian language departments, as per RIA Novosti.

“Thanks to efforts of the Syrian Embassy in Moscow and in accordance with His Excellency President Bashar al-Assad, Russian language became the second language in Syrian schools. We established departments of the Russian language in all universities of the country. Russian language is studied starting from the seventh grade at schools”, Ambassador claimed.

Riad Haddad added that inclusion of Russian language as foreign into school curriculum is a kind of gratitude of the Syrian people to Russia for the invaluable help and support it renders to Syria and its people. Ambassador has satisfactorily remarked that parents of newly born boys now often make a decision to name them Vladimir in honor of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Besides, children of Bashar al-Assad have undertaken studying Russian too.

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