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Russian center opened in Uzbekistan

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Russian center opened in Uzbekistan


The Russian Center of Namangan State Institute of Languages was opened on December 7. A delegation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation headed by its executive director Vladimir Kochin took part in the ceremony.

V. Kochin emphasized the significance of studying the Russian language to uphold the enduring friendship between the two nations. Reflecting on Uzbekistan's sheltering of hundreds of thousands during the Great Patriotic War and the Russian assistance during the 1966 earthquake in Tashkent, Kochin underscored the historical ties. The idea found support among representatives of the creative intelligentsia present at the ceremony.

A delegation from the Russian Center of the Russian State University of Social Sciences and Humanities branch in Osh (Kyrgyzstan) came as guests to the opening ceremony. The ensemble of the Russian Cultural Center of Namangan region warmly welcomed participants.

The Namangan Institute of Languages, established in 2022 by a presidential decree in Uzbekistan, focuses on producing competitive professionals in Namangan province proficient in foreign languages. Russian is among the languages included in the institute's curriculum.

With a population of approximately 800,000 people, Namangan stands as the second most populous city in Uzbekistan after Tashkent. This dynamically developing region is witnessing a growth in industrial enterprises, including those with foreign investments.

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