Representatives of Polonia in Russia Visited the Center of Polish Language and Culture

13.11.2021
On November 13, 2021, Polonia organization representatives in Russia from Krasnodar, Kotlas, and Armavir, as well as the members of the Polish Union in Caucasus Mineral Waters visited the Center of Polish Language and Culture at Pyatigorsk State University, as a part of the 30th anniversary of the Polish Union in Caucasus Mineral Waters, national cultural and public organization.

Irina Fedotova, Head of the Chair of Literature and Pedagogic Technologies of Philological Education, Head of “Pushkin Institute” - Center of Russian Language and Culture told the guests that the Center of Polish Language and Culture was formed in the university in April 2011 on the basis of the Higher School of Literature, European and Oriental Languages. At present, the Center works on the basis of the Department of Literature and Pedagogic Education of the Institute of Translatology, Russian Studies, and Multilingualism, with close cooperation with the Department of International Relations and Educational Programs, Department of Image and Informational Policy, Public Relations, and Organizational Issues, Center of Russian Language and Culture, Center of International Education, and all the Institutes and Higher Schools of Pyatigorsk State University.

The Center of Polish Language and Culture was formed in order to popularize Polish language and culture in the North Caucasus (particularly in the Caucasus Mineral Waters region), establish intercultural contacts with educational facilities of Poland and similar centers in Russia, strengthen the international relations between the South of Russia and Poland, overcome stereotypes in history and culture understanding, strengthen friendship and mutual understanding of two Slavonic nations.

The meeting members were interested to get acquainted with the Center’s work, appreciated the PSU's efforts in the preservation of national Polish traditions and culture, as well as Polish language teaching at the Institute of Translatology, Russian Studies, and Multilingualism. At the end of the event, Irina Fedotova invited the guests to take part in the scientific and practical conference on “Russian Word in the International Educational Space: History and the Present”, which is going to take place on November 24-25, 2021, as organized by Pyatigorsk State University, Russia and University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland.

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Irina Borisovna
Fedotova