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Turkish students take part in Russian language competition


The Turkish students of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (NRNU MEPhI) took part in the IХ Open Russian language competition for foreign students among non-philological educational establishments. The National Research University Moscow Energy Institute hosted the event. Students from Angola, Venezuela, Vietnam, Ghana, Guinea, Zambia, Cambodia, Kenya, Congo, China, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Yemen, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, Syria, Sudan and Turkey prepared speeches in Russian. The participants presented NRNU, MEPhI, MIS&A (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys), MSUCE (Moscow State University of Civil Engineering), MPEI (Moscow Power Engineering Institute), MIRE (Moscow Institute of Railway Engineering) and other higher education institutes. More than 120 creative performances were on the program.



Nikolay Rogalev, Principal of MPEI made a welcome speech. He said: «This year the Russian language competition has expanded its boundaries: students and post-graduates from 10 higher education institutes are partaking. I am confident that such events will contribute to better learning of the Russian language». The program of the contest included poetry of Brodsky, Blok, Yesenin, Mayakovski, Marshak, Pasternak, Pushkin, Turgenev, Tyutchev, Fet, Tsvetaeva and many other poets popular in Russia.



Oguzhan Kurnaz, student of the pre-university courses, who recited the “Baggage” Samuel Marshak’s poetry, shared his impressions: «I am glad to participate in the Competition. We’ve met students from various countries and other technical universities. In Turkey there are similar events but the difference is that in Russia the participants read poetries and in Turkey they sing songs and execute theatrical performances». The student of the second year Rengin Türkel said: «I liked arrangement of the Competition. The events like this permit to meet other people, compare your level of the Russian language knowledge with that of other participants». The group of students of the Atomic Energy Institute of NRNU MEPhI rendered a song “Oh, moroz, moroz” accompanied by Rengin, who plaid the guitar. The song excited admiration of the jury and other Competition’s participants. The future Turkish nuclear energy specialists demonstrated adequate level of the Russian language knowledge, and they will need it to operate Akkuyu NPP.


The Russian language teachers from each university and institute composed the jury. The appreciated the participants in three age groups: pre-university courses/preparatory division, juniors and seniors in three categories: recitation, solo signing and group singing. The Competition’s outcomes will be available in the soonest possible time after calculation and analysis of assessments.




Akkuyu NPP JSC Press Service