Russian Language Day

On June 6, on the birthday of the great Russian poet, the founder of the modern Russian literary language Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian Language Day is celebrated in Russia and the whole world.The decision to hold the Day of the Russian language as one of the official languages ​​of the UN was first made at the meeting of the Department of Public Information of the UN Secretariat in 2010, on the eve of International Mother Language Day, as a part of a program to develop multilingualism and preserve cultural diversity. One of the goals of this program is to maintain the equal rights of all six official languages ​​of the United Nations (English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and French), as well as to increase awareness of the history and culture of each language.On June 6, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the annual celebration of Russian Language …

The University’s presentation at Global RED

Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University joined the Global Day of the Russian Education. On May 27, an online exhibition of Russian universities was held at the initiative of the Education Export Center with the strategic support from the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly. 15 educational institutions from 12 cities of Russia presented their educational programs, which are attractive to international students.The broadcast was carried out simultaneously on three platforms: globalred.ru, YouTube and Facebook, which made it possible to ensure the coverage and guarantee high quality broadcasts. The real-time video conference brought together 23 recruiting companies from 14 countries; during April-May, they went through a training cycle at the Education Export Center for admission and training at the Russian universities. The broadcast was watched by hundreds of potential applicants from India, Nepal, Egypt, Morocco and other countries.Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University had presented the educational program “General Medicine”. The speakers were Zhanna Ivankova, …

The company of our graduate has been named as one of the best Russian startups known abroad

Rossotrudnichestvo has made a selection of top five business ideas that have become successful not only in their country, but also on the world market. Apps for travellers and shoppers, a language school and a high-tech pizza restaurant of a graduate of Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University are among them.Rossotrudnichestvo is the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation. The day before, the Agency has announced a selection of domestic startups that have already become giants of their market at the world level or are just gaining momentum.Dodo PizzaThe first pizza restaurant was opened in Syktyvkar in 2011 and it didn’t look very technological. Today it is the chain of more than 600 pizza restaurants in 13 countries. Fedor Ovchinnikov, a graduate of the History Department in Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, is the founder of the business.The main difference between “Dodo” …

The practice in the Health center: international students study nursing

International students of the Medical Institute practiced in the Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University’s Health center. Read below about how they learned the basics of nursing, about their the challenges and plans for the future. More than 120 international students from India, Nepal, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Swaziland, Egypt and other CIS countries has been studying at the Medical Institute of Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University.Students from the Medical Institute have practiced in the Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University’s Health center, where they tried their work skills in nursing. A training session lasted for 6-7 hours in a day. The Health center’s staff tried to explain the information for international students as clear as possible: sometimes they had to use the sign language. Through the practice students acquired such skills as disinfection of medical equipment, management of health-care waste, measuring the height, body weight, temperature and heart rate and, also, …

Top 10 Soviet songs about World War II (the Great Patriotic War)

They are still well-liked in today’s Russia. These songs perfectly convey the feelings of the people who survived the most brutal war in human history.1. “No hemos estado en casa por mucho tiempo”La letra original de esta canción escrita en mayo de 1945 decía: “En Alemania, en Alemania, en una tierra maldita”. Sin embargo, tras acabar la guerra, se decidió cambiar “maldita” por “distante”.2. Marcha de los artillerosEscrita en 1943 se hizo popular inmediatamente y está dedicada al Dios de la Guerra, es decir, a la artillería. Después de que se iniciara el proceso de destalinización en la URSS (a partir de 1953), la letra “Artilleros, Stalin dio la orden” se cambió por “Artilleros, las órdenes son exactas”.3. “Un tiempo en el camino”La canción fue escrita para una de las películas soviéticas más queridas, Tardón celestial (1945), que cuenta la historia de tres pilotos y mejores amigos, que juran no …

Online-conference «75th anniversary of the Great Victory over Nazi Germany»

May 9, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory over Nazi Germany. Thanks to the courage and heroism of the Soviet people and those who fought against fascism in other countries, the world and human civilization itself were saved. To commemorate this date students and teachers of Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University made a special website with students’ essays about the war in the English language. The site is the result of the conference «Мультикультурный мир: проблема взаимопонимания / Multicultural world: the problems of mutual understanding». This is the first time the conference has been held online. This is a project where young authors, history students of Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University have made one more attempt to present for the large world community the main events of World War II and the Great Patriotic War in the English language. Instead of an ordinary report presentation on the topic …

University Students Translate War Chronicles into English

An Exercise in PatriotismThe Institute of Foreign Languages ​​of Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University helped the National Library of the Komi Republic to make translations of the local newspaper chronicles from the World War II period into English. It was made by the 5th year students in the course of their English language studies.The original texts were borrowed from the local newspaper, Za Noviy Sever (To the New North). Some of them have appeared in the 2020 online library project, Chronograph, which introduces newspaper articles of the past to a wider public. Others are available as digitized copies in the National Electronic Library of the Komi Republic (NEL).The partnership project was initiated by the Foreign Language Literature Department of the National Library of Komi with an aim to popularize reading of the local press of the past. The project is dedicated to the 75th victory anniversary of the Great Patriotic …

“Big man”: the story of Pitirim Sorokin’s life was painted by sand

The students of the Liceum at the Syktyvkar State University named after Pitirim Sorokin became the winners of the first round and became the semi-finalists of the video contest on Russian-American history. They created a cartoon “Big man” about the great Russian-American sociologist Pitirim Sorokin. The cartoon was made by the sand animation technique.The creativity team from Syktyvkar was represented by students of The Liceum at the Syktyvkar State University Anna Tolstova, Elizaveta Tsygankova, Lada Tutynina. Girls performed competitive work under the guidance of the teacher of the Syktyvkar State University Svetlana Tutynina. They decided to create a cartoon using the technique of sand animation.PH International together with the US Embassy in Russia announced a competition for High school students which involved creating a video about a fellow countryman who went to the USA and made a significant contribution to American society, culture or business, or about a Russian subject, …

Distance learning in Russia due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic

The Ministry of Science and High Education of the Russian Federation, under the instruction of the Government of Russia Federation, recommends to all the Universities to continue the education process in on-line regime in order to decrease as much as possible the emergency of coronavirus outbreak in Russia (https://minobrnauki.gov.ru/common/upload/library/2020/03/main/397.pdf)Due to the declared state of emergency in Russia, being obliged to follow the recommendations by the Ministry, the Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, the flagship University of the Komi Republic, has decided to close the campuses since March, 16 till April, 12. All courses will be delivered online and other support services will be available through remote accesses. Furthermore, at the moment we cannot be sure that the off-line courses will be resumed on 12.4.2020: there is a possibility that the courses will be continued to be offered online for some time after that. We will keep students updated. In order …

UN model 2020

On February 26-27 the Institute of Humanities of the Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University hosted the XII annual youth forum called “UN Model “. Russian, international and also high school students took part in the event.The UN model is a conference where participants play the roles of diplomats and represent the country at simulated meetings of UN committees . Students select one out of 193 participating Countries and then discuss issues on their Committee’s agenda.— I am glad that in this game you will show not only your knowledge of the world politics and topical issues, but also offer ways to solve them. I wish you heated debate and objective decisions, — Yulia Ilyina, the Director of the Institute of Humanities, greeted the delegates.The agenda for the UN General Assembly was the domestic violence, its legal and socio-cultural aspects. The delegates presented their reports, outlining the current situation, measures and …