“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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Italian schoolchildren see great potential in Russian
On February 3, the methodologist of the Russian Center of the University of Milan met with Italian schoolchildren from the Da Vigo Lyceum - Nikoloso da Recco (province of Genoa). The attendees learned about the opportunities offered by the Department of Intercultural Communication and Linguistic Mediation of the University of Milan and the Russian Center for teaching the Russian language.
During the meeting, the students were asked to compare gestures, to virtually visit Moscow, to listen to the song "The February Blizzard is Ringing" performed by the Italian rock group Vanilla Sky in Russian, and to get acquainted with various online resources for learning Russian.
The students were interested in the possibility of passing the certification exam, summer schools and educational programs offered by the Russian Center.
As it turned out, many lyceum students see great potential in the Russian language, since they live in the tourist region of Liguria, which is one of favorite destinations for Russian tourists.
Oksana Bejenari, Milan
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