The lecturer of Department of Belarusian and Russian Languages at BSMU Daria Vecherko is among the winners of the International Competition "Russian is my formula for Success" organized by Federal State Autonomous Institution of Higher Education "North Caucasus Federal University" with the support of Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation.
"Our countries have a common history, spiritual roots, a deep interweaving of cultures, customs, traditions, and the Russian language unites a single civilizational space of the participating states of the project. I am sure that such cultural and educational events strengthen mutual understanding between our peoples," said Dmitry Bespalov, Rector of North Caucasus Federal University.
Russian Language learning and teaching activities in Russian among young people in Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan were aimed at increasing the motivation of the competition. To participate in the project, it was supposed to create a video or presentation on a given topic. The authors of the top ten works in each country were declared the winners of the competition and were invited to take courses in teaching Russian as a foreign language and to further participate in the School of the Young Leader in Yerevan from December 12 to 16.
During the time spent in the Armenian capital, future and young teachers of the Russian language attended lectures by leading specialists of North Caucasus Federal University and Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, took part in trainings and master classes on team building, identification of leadership qualities and teamwork, developed their own projects of the thematic field of the competition. In addition, an excursion to the Russian House was organized.
Daria Vecherko was delighted with both the school and Yerevan. "This is my first time in Armenia. Yerevan is a very beautiful city. I liked the hospitality of the locals: everyone is smiling, always ready to help. I liked the trainings that lift the mood, increase motivation for action. And although we represent different nationalities, and even different religions, we can still be together. We were all united by the Russian word," Daria stressed.
According to the results of the competition, the winners and prize-winners received certificates of completion of courses and diplomas. Daria Vecherko’s interview is posted on the Sputnik Armenia news portal.
Authors: Nadezhda Dzvinkovskaya, Senior Lecturer of Department of Belarusian and Russian Languages, Daria Vecherko, Department of Belarusian and Russian Languages of BSMU;
Photos were taken from author’s personal archive
Translation: Nadezhda Kolyago